List of Foreign Currency ETFs and ETNs

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Currency exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) offer simply ways to increase portfolio diversification and gain exposure to the currency markets. Currency ETFs can be used to hedge inflation, portfolio risk, and foreign risk. They may also help investors obtain access to foreign investment, emerging markets, and even domestic currency.

The following list of currency ETFs, can help investors foray into this asset class.

Broad Currency ETFs

  • AYT – Barclays Global Emerging Markets Strategy (GEMS) Asia 8 Index ETN
  • ICI – Barclay’s iPath Optimized Currency Carry ETN
  • DBV – PowerShares DB G10 Currency Harvest ETF
  • CCX - WisdomTree Dreyfus Commodity Currency Fund
  • CEW – WisdomTree Dreyfus Emerging Currency ETF
  • HARD - US Golden Currency ETF
  • JEM - Barclays GEMS Index ETN
  • LEMB - iShares Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond Fund
  • PGD - Barclays Asian & Gulf Currency Reval ETN
  • FORX - Pimco Foreign Currency Strategy ETF (recently closed)

ETFs that Track a Single Currency

United States Dollar ETFs

  • UUP - PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish ETF
  • FSU - FactorShares 2X S&P500 Bull/USD Bear ETF
  • UDN - PowerShares US Dollar Bearish ETF
  • USDU - Wisdom Tree Bloomberg US Dollar Bullish Fund
  • USSD - WisdomTree Strong Dollar U.S. Equity Fund (recently closed)
  • USWD - WisdomTree Weak Dollar U.S. Equity Fund (recently closed)
  • EMSD - WisdomTree Strong Dollar Emerging Markets Equity Fund (recently closed)

United States Dollar / Foreign Currency ETFs

  • GBB – iPath GBP / USD Exchange Rate ETN
  • CNY – Market Vectors Chinese Renminbi / USD ETN
  • ERO – iPath EUR / USD Exchange Rate ETN
  • INR – Market Vectors Indian Rupee / USD ETN
  • JYN – iPath JPY / USD Exchange Rate ETN
  • ADE - ELEMENTS Australian Dollar / USD Exchange Rate ETN
  • GDAY - ProShares Ultra Australian Dollar ETF
  • CROC - ProShares UltraShort Australian Dollar ETF
  • EGB - ELEMENTS British Pound /USD Exchange Rate ETN
  • ERE - ELEMENTS Euro / USD Exchange Rate ETN
  • CUD - ELEMENTS USD / Canadian Dollar Exchange Rate ETN
  • SZE - ELEMENTS USD / Swiss Franc Exchange Rate ETN

Euro ETFs

  • FXE - CurrencyShares Euro Trust ETF
  • ERO – iPath EUR / USD Exchange Rate ETN
  • EU – WisdomTree Dreyfus Euro ETF
  • EUFX - ProShares Short Euro ETF
  • ULE – ProShares Ultra Euro ETF
  • EUO – ProShares UltraShort Euro ETF
  • URR – Market Vectors Double Long Euro ETN
  • DRR - Market Vectors Double Short Euro ETN
  • ERE - ELEMENTS Euro / USD Exchange Rate ETN

British Pound ETFs

  • FXB – CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust
  • GBB – iPath GBP/USD Exchange Rate ETN
  • EGB - ELEMENTS British Pound /USD Exchange Rate ETN

Japanese Yen ETFs

  • FXY – CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust
  • JYN – iPath JPY / USD Exchange Rate ETN
  • YCL – ProShares Ultra Yen ETF
  • YCS – ProShares UltraShort Yen ETF

Australian and New Zealand Dollar ETFs

  • FXA - CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust
  • ADE - ELEMENTS Australian Dollar / USD Exchange Rate ETN
  • GDAY - ProShares Ultra Australian Dollar ETF (recently closed)
  • CROC - ProShares UltraShort Australian Dollar ETF

Brazilian Real ETFs

Canadian Dollar ETFs

  • FXC – Currency Shares Canadian Dollar Trust
  • CUD - ELEMENTS USD / Canadian Dollar Exchange Rate ETN

To see more China ETFs, look no further than our List of China ETFs and ETNs

Indian Rupee ETFs

Mexican Peso ETFs

  • FXM – CurrencyShares Mexican Peso Trust

Russian Ruble ETFs

  • XRU - CurrencyShares Russian Ruble Trust

Swedish Krona ETFs

  • FXS – CurrencyShares Swedish Krona Trust

Swiss Franc ETFs

  • FXF – CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust
  • SZE - ELEMENTS USD / Swiss Franc Exchange Rate ETN

Singapore Dollar ETFs

  • FXSG - CurrencyShares Singapore Dollar Trust

Gold Currency ETFs

  • GEUR - Gartman Gold/Euro ETF
  • GGBP - Gartman Gold/British Pound ETF
  • GLDE - AdvisorShares International Gold ETF
  • GYEN - Gartman Gold/Yen ETFs

Currency Leveraged ETFs

  • YCL – ProShares Ultra Yen ETF
  • YCS – ProShares UltraShort Yen ETF
  • ULE – ProShares Ultra Euro ETF
  • EUO – ProShares UltraShort Euro ETF
  • URR – Market Vectors Double Long Euro ETN
  • DRR - Market Vectors Double Short Euro ETN
  • GDAY - ProShares Ultra Australian Dollar ETF
  • CROC - ProShares UltraShort Australian Dollar ETF

Currency Inverse ETFs

  • YCS – ProShares UltraShort Yen ETF
  • EUO – ProShares UltraShort Euro ETF
  • DRR - Market Vectors Double Short Euro ETN
  • UDN - PowerShares US Dollar Bearish ETF
  • CROC - ProShares UltraShort Australian Dollar ETF

As with any investment, it is essential to conduct thorough due diligence before making any trades.

For a list of all foreign funds, click: Foreign ETFs.