ETF Strategist: Currencies

IN FOCUS: Currencies

The Forex market has always been a good gauge of the global economy, but in an age of shifting trade flows, commodities-driven economies and enormous govenment debt, foreign exchange is also a great barometer of the risk-on, risk-off trade. That's the focus of this special edition of "ETF Strategist."

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    Since the global economy is increasingly interconnected, that should be good news for growth-oriented currencies, and the exchange traded funds, ETFs, that trade on them.

  • ETF-currencies-lead-bear.jpg

    The EU. debt crisis has been trouble for global stocks, but it's been terrific for the U.S. dollar, and the Japanese yen . Here's how to get in on the rally.

  • A model ETF currency portfolio for recovery bulls should focus on currencies in high-growth countries or those that depend heavily on exporting commodities — or both

  • If you're bearish on the global economy, avoid ETFs built around currencies of countries rich in commodities and fall back on safe-haven ones.

  • By: Kelley Holland,|Special to CNBC.com

    The world of currency exchange traded funds, ETFs, is a small one, but it allows investors to bet on single currencies and baskets of curencies and choose the right tax structure.

Videos

  • ETF Titan on Evolution of ETFs

    The manager of the world's two largest ETFs, Anthony Rochte, State Street Global Advisors, discusses how ETFs are changing now. "We do not sponsor leverage/inverse ETFs," he tells CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • ETF Inflows Level Off

    ETFs are gaining but still not overtaking mutual funds, reports CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Trading Volatility with ETFs

    Using ETFs to manage risk and volatility, with Nick Cherney, VelocityShares, and CNBC's Bob Pisani. Also, Scott Nations, NationsShares, explains why he thinks these products are too expensive.

  • Charles Schwab's 2012 ETF Outlook

    This year will bring more choices via new uses for ETFs, say Beth Flynn and Michael Iachini, Charles Schwab.

  • Investing in ETFs

    Taking the pulse of the $1 trillion ETF industry and where to invest, with Gus Sauter, Vanguard Group and CNBC's Bob Pisani.

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