List of Foreign Currency ETFs and ETNs

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Currency exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) offer simple 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 and ETNs can help investors foray into this asset class.

Broad Currency ETFs

  • AYT – Barclays Global Emerging Markets Strategy (GEMS) Asia 8 Index ETN
  • DBV – Invesco DB G10 Currency Harvest ETF
  • CEW – WisdomTree Dreyfus Emerging Currency ETF
  • HARD - U.S. Golden Currency ETF
  • JEM - Barclays iPath GEMS Index ETN
  • LEMB - iShares Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF

ETFs that Track a Single Currency

United States Dollar ETFs

  • UUP - Invesco DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish ETF
  • UDN - Invesco DB U.S. Dollar Bearish ETF
  • USDU - Wisdom Tree Bloomberg U.S. 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

  • ADE - ELEMENTS Australian Dollar / USD Exchange Rate ETN
  • 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
  • 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
  • EGB - ELEMENTS British Pound /USD Exchange Rate ETN

Japanese Yen ETFs

  • FXY – CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust
  • 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
  • CROC - ProShares UltraShort Australian Dollar ETF

Canadian Dollar ETFs

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

Chinese Currency ETFs

  • CYB - WisdomTree Dreyfus Chinese Yuan ETF

Swiss Franc ETFs

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

Gold Currency ETFs

  • GYEN - AdvisorShares 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
  • 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 - Invesco DB U.S. Dollar Bearish ETF
  • CROC - ProShares UltraShort Australian Dollar ETF

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