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As the world becomes more connected every day, investors continue to find new ways to trade around the world and gain exposure to countries they may never even get to visit. Exchange-traded funds offering exposure to Global Currencies have become a popular tool for those looking to make a direct play on a country, using the country’s currency value as a barometer for economic success. These funds offer investors the ability to easily tap into the heart of a country’s market; however, bypassing equities and commodities can often lead to volatile returns. Investors who wish to access the currency sector, for example, have a number of options available at their fingertips [Download Free Report: How To Buy The Right ETF Every Time].

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ETFs have opened up the doors to previously hard-to-reach reach corners of the market, including foreign equities, commodities and alternative asset classes. Currency ETFs in particular have seen growing interest among investors and traders alike as they greatly simplify the challenges that are otherwise associated with entering the forex market [see How To Take Profits And Cut Losses When Trading ETFs].

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ETFs continue to open up the doors to international markets that were previously too difficult, or costly, to access for mainstream investors. Those looking for the most direct exposure to a foreign economy often choose to invest in the local currency rather than equity or bond funds, especially when looking for a risky but potentially […]

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PIMCO, the California-based ETF issuer best known for its active bond funds, has put another active product into its exchange-traded pipeline. The latest proposal from the bond fund giant is the PIMCO Foreign Currency Strategy Exchange-Traded Fund, which would would give investors exposure to foreign currencies through an actively-managed ETF. PIMCO currently offers 13 ETFs, […]

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ETFs have become popular in recent years as tools for establishing low cost and tax-efficient exposure to traditional asset classes such as stocks and bonds. But the exchange-traded structure also carries appeal as a means of accessing asset classes that have historically be hard-to-reach or difficult to efficiently maintain. That is certainly the case in […]

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Under The Microscope: QAI

by on March 16, 2010

The rise of ETFs has led to the democratization of many asset classes which were once reserved for the ultra-rich. While investors have quickly adapted to ETFs offering exposure to commodities and quantitative strategies, another alternative asset has also seen a recent surge in popularity. Traditionally, hedge funds have been known for their ability to […]

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While there are historically low interest rates in the United States (as well as rates of 0.1% in Japan), many other developed countries, including Australia and Norway, have begun to raise rates as a sustainable economic recovery has taken hold. With virtually all of the major central banks meeting in the next three weeks, currency […]

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It’s been an interesting week in the world of ETFs: The leaders of the G-20 nations met in Pittsburgh, existing home sales fell 2.7% in August, and oil fell below $66/bbl. Here are the ETF Database staff picks of the week’s most important and interesting stories from around the Web:

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On September 4th and 5th the finance ministers and central bank governors of the 19 most powerful countries (along with the finance minister and central bank governor of the European Union) will meet in London to discuss preliminary ideas for preventing another financial crisis and steps for removing the trillions of stimulus dollars from the […]

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