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The 3 Largest Europe ETFs (HEDJ, VGK)
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do Europe exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer a wide range of strategies for exposure to companies based in Europe, including funds with holdings across the continent, currency hedges and portfolios that exclude companies from non-eurozone countries. The following is a synopsis of the three largest Europe equity ETFs determined by assets under management (AUM) as of March 22, 2016. The WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity ETF In addition to its hedge against the euro, the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity ETF (NYSEARCA: HEDJ) further reduces exposure to the currency by limiting holdings to companies deriving over 50% of revenues from exports to non-eurozone countries. With $14.49 billion in AUM, the fund is the largest Europe equity ETF with a portfolio distributed to over 128 holdings in the eurozone. In addition to screening for non-eurozone revenues, HEDJ also focuses on dividend-paying companies, which generate a distribution yield of 2.58%. The fund’s largest holdings by country are Germany and France, with allocations of 26.3% and 25.03%, respectively. The largest sector in the portfolio is consumer noncyclical companies, followed by industrials. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD), based in Belgium, is the largest position at 6.32%, followed by Siemens AG (OTCMKTS: SIEGY) with 4.82%. The fund’s average volume of $241.47 million, based on the trailing 45 trading days, combined with an average trading spread of 0.02%, results in ample liquidity and efficient executions for institutional traders. HEDJ's expense ratio of 0.58% is slightly higher than the category average of 0.5%, due in part to the cost of hedging the currency. The extra hedging cost, however, has provided a positive return on investment due to the euro’s weakness versus the dollar since 2011. HEDJ, due in large part to its currency and revenue hedges, has outperformed the unhedged ETFs in this group over three and five years with annualized returns of 6.97% and 7.03%, respectively. The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF With a portfolio composed of 1,190 positions, the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA: VGK) offers proportional total-market exposure to European companies in developed countries. The fund’s AUM of $13.67 billion is weighted toward the United Kingdom, which represents 31.21% of the portfolio, followed by Switzerland with 13.86%. Sector allocations favor financials, at 22.72%, and health care at 13.6%. The three largest holdings are based in Switzerland, with Nestle SA (OTCMKTS: NSRGY) at 2.66%, Roche Holding Ltd. AG (SWX: RO) at 2.31% and Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS) at 2.11%. Average daily volume of $271.54 million and a trading spread of 0.02% support institutional priorities for liquidity and efficient transactions. The fund represents the Vanguard tradition of low-cost ETFs with an expense ratio of 0.12%, which is 38 basis points lower than the category average. The distribution rate is the group’s highest at 3.91%. VGK has a three-year annualized return of 2.4
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Looking to Invest in Europe Equities  Try These 6 ETFs
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do The Top European Equity Exchange-traded funds Some projections show that European equities may be in for large returns in the double digits through 2016, which is higher than projections for most other international regions. While U.S. equities look to stay relatively flat, there is optimism growing about European stocks for the remainder of the year. It is the huge rebound of corporate earnings throughout Europe during 2015 that have renewed interest in the sector building much momentum thus far through 2016. Beyond this revenue revival throughout the continent, business activities have also increased in direct response to the weakening of the Euro and the addition of easy-money policies available to businesses from the European Central Bank (ECB). As the forces continue to work synergistically, Europe’s economic growth and recovery continue to rise (apart from current geopolitical issues and risks). Equities ETFs can be a highly interesting solution for private as well as institutional investors who aim to track particular European indices as well as look for cost-effective and broadly diversified share investments. European Equity ETFs provide investors access to European-based businesses (ETFdb.com 2016). These ETFs offer investors both, broad stock exposure in European countries, but also allow them to target different established and/or emerging markets or even a particular European industry or sector. In the following we are going to have a more detailed look at the top six equities ETFs (in terms of the amount of assets under management – as shown by ETFdb.com 2016) which provide exposure to specific European stock markets. HEDJ - WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund The HEDJ US ETF with an asset class focus on equities has a total asset volume of around 14,600 USD (mil) - status from the start of March 2016. The fund’s current manager is Thomas J. Durante, and the ETF’s inception date was Dec. 31, 2009. The ETF’s expense ratio is 0.58 and the fund's management company is WisdomTree Asset Management. The ETF gives investors insulation against currency risk associated with the US Dollar and provides them direct access to equities in the Eurozone. The fund’s constituents are analyzed and their inclusion reweighted annually based upon dividend yield. VGK - FTSE Europe ETF The VGK US ETF with an asset class focus on equities has a total asset volume of around 13,480 USD (mil) - status from the start of March 2016. The fund’s current manager is Gerard C. O’Reilly, and the ETF’s inception date was March 10, 2005. The ETF’s expense ratio is 0.12. The ETF's management company is Vanguard Group, and the ETF focuses on Western European Investment performances of the FTSE Developed Europe Index. EZU - iShares MSCI EMU ETF The EZU US ETF with an asset class focus on equities has a total asset volume of around 12,850 USD (mil) - status from the start of March 2016. The fund’s current manager is Greg Savage, and the ETF
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Here’s Why You Should Buy Japan ETFs
 
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Japan ETFs are rallying thanks to improving economy and corporate earnings, and hopes for more stimulus (DXJ, DBJP). WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/DXJ/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/DBJP/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
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Top 4 ETFs to Track the FTSE in 2017
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do The FTSE, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), is an index of the 100 or 250 largest companies by market cap listed on the LSE. If you're looking for broad exposure to the developed European market, a fund that tracks the Footsie (as it's informally known) is often a fairly uncomplicated place to start. (See also: An Investor's Guide to the European Economy.) However, one thing to keep in mind is that there may be special tax considerations when you invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) domiciled in a foreign country, as many FTSE-indexed funds are. Be sure to check the fund prospectus to verify your tax exposure before you invest. (See also: Beginner's Guide to Tax-Efficient Investing.) Here are some top FTSE picks for 2017 that are poised to capitalize on the growth potential in the U.K. and European markets. Note: Funds were chosen on the basis of both performance and assets under management. All year-to-date (YTD) performance figures represent the period from Jan. 1, 2017, through April 10, 2017. All figures were current as of April 10, 2017. Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK) Issuer: Vanguard Assets under management: $11.41 billion Expense ratio: 0.10 percent YTD performance: 7.27 percent There are over 1,200 equities in VGK's basket of holdings, representing an all-cap, capitalization-weighted index of equities from developed European countries. As you'd expect, it is heavily tilted toward the U.K., France and Germany (about 45 percent of the portfolio), but its top ten holdings are well diversified and represent just 17 percent of the fund's assets. With its high liquidity and extremely low holding costs, VGK is a good choice for broad European exposure. The fund's one-, three- and five-year annualized returns are 10.49 percent, -1.30 percent and 7.24 percent, respectively. (See also: Another Treat for Vanguard Investors.) WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (HEDJ) Issuer: WisdomTree Assets under management: $9.33 billion Expense ratio: 0.58 percent YTD performance: 9.58 percent HEDJ tracks a Eurozone index of companies that pay dividends and have as their main revenue source (50 percent or more) exports outside the Eurozone. It is generally used as a hedge against the euro for investors in the U.S. When the euro weakens, local gains are not lost in the conversion to dollars. There are 133 holdings in the portfolio concentrated in France, Germany and Spain. This is a highly liquid fund with tight spreads, making it a good choice for tactical trading despite its relatively high holding costs. HEDJ's one-, three- and five-year annualized returns are 27.56 percent, 10.02 percent and 13.07 percent, respectively. (See also: Emerging Interest in Europe ETFs.) iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF (EZU) Issuer: BlackRock, Inc. (BLK) Assets under management: $9.19 billion Expense ratio: 0.48 percent YTD performance: 7.51 percent EZU tracks the MSCI Europe IMI, which selects large- and mid-cap companies in the Eurozone. Notably,
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Think ETF’s launches Think Morningstar High Dividend UCITS ETF
 
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Think ETF’s launches its 14th ETF, the Think Morningstar High Dividend UCITS ETF (Ticker: TDIV). Bouke van den Berg, Business Development at Think ETF’s, opens trading at the exchange. The new ETF tracks the Morningstar Developed Markets Large Cap Dividend Leaders Index™, which includes 100 stocks with high dividend payouts. The index rules also incorporate historical dividends and a measure to assess whether the companies are able to maintain their dividends in the future. The maximum sector weight is 40% and the maximum weight to an individual stock is 5%. Think ETF’s is the first Dutch issuer of ETF’s (Exchange Traded Funds). The company was launched in 2008 and introduced its first ETF in 2009. Morningstar Inc. is a supplier of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
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The 5 Largest Developed Market ETFs (EFA, VEA)
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do Diversification is an important principle for most investors, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer the trendiest way to gain cheap, broad diversification in the 2016 market. By investing in a developed market ETF, investors can access hundreds or thousands of individual holdings across the world's most advanced economies. Investors and economists often distinguish between developed and emerging market economies. A developed market belongs to a highly productive, industrialized country with an established rule of law. Examples include the United States, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Canada and Australia. An emerging market refers to a country without high levels of productivity, industrialization or security. China, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia and the Philippines are all emerging markets. Hence, developed markets is a very broad asset class. Using the widest measure, two-thirds of all listed ETFs can be classified as developed markets. This is because the market includes every ETF lacking exposure to emerging markets, which effectively categorizes a U.S. high-yield bond ETF the same way as a Japan large-cap stock ETF or a leveraged U.S. Treasury ETF. To differentiate developed markets ETFs from basic domestic ETFs and other niches, the following list focuses on ETFs with at least 5% exposure to two or more developed market economies. Notably, this removes four of the five largest ETFs in the world, including the behemoth SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA: SPY) and its $181 billion in assets under management (AUM). IShares MSCI EAFE ETF AUM as of April 2016: $58.49 billion BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) issued the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA: EFA) in 2001, and it has been virtually unchallenged at the top of the international ETF market ever since. The ETF tracks the preeminent MSCI EAFE Index, the most widely quoted international equity index in the United States. The fund devotes approximately 40% of its assets to equities in Japan and the United Kingdom. Switzerland, France, Germany and Australia each draw more than 5% of assets. No international ETF trades more efficiently, but the fund is relatively expensive at 33 basis points (bps), and many competitors charge far less. Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF AUM as of April 2016: $30.87 billion Another huge ex-U.S. play, the Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (NYSEARCA: VEA) carries very similar exposure to the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF. Japan and the United Kingdom headline about 42% of coverage, with Switzerland, France, Germany and Australia rounding out the top six. The material differences between the two include the Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF's cheap 0.09% expense ratio and its 1,800 holdings, nearly double the size of the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF. The fund previously excluded Canadian stocks, but it eventually switched policies to incorporate important trends in North America. WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity ETF AUM as of April 2016: $14.49 billion The WisdomTree Europe H
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Guide to ETFs: ETFs on Fundamental Indices: Bryon Lake, PowerShares
 
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Bryon Lake, Director at Invesco PowerShares, looks at ETFs that track fundamental indices. Bryon explores the differences compared to traditional ETF products, the markets that they cover, and the ways that investors are using these alternatively weighted ETFs. www.invescopowershares.co.uk
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ETF Securities celebrates launch China ETF
 
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ETF Securities celebrates the launch of the first physical UCITS ETF to track the MSCI China A Index. The ETF gives investors cost efficient exposure to local Chinese stocks listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges. ETF Securities, a provider of exchange-traded investment products and a pioneer in exchange-traded commodities, is dedicated to develop liquid, transparent investment solutions that can be traded on world stock exchanges. ETF Securities listed the world's first gold exchange-traded commodity in 2003, and many other market-leading investment solutions have since followed. Head of Benelux at ETF Securities, Philippe Roset, sounds the gong. For more information: www.etfsecurities.com
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AJ Bell Youinvest Fundamentals - iShares core MSCI Pacific ex-Japan ETF USD (Acc)
 
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This week, Russ Mould looks at iShares core MSCI Pacific ex-Japan ETF USD (Acc). Fundamentals is a regular look at the world of funds and collectives by AJ Bell Investment Director, Russ Mould. These videos highlight one of the most popular purchases on the AJ Bell Youinvest platform - and then analyses why investors might be buying it right now. www.youinvest.co.uk
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Exchange-traded fund
 
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An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is an investment fund traded on stock exchanges, much like stocks. An ETF holds assets such as stocks, commodities, or bonds, and trades close to its net asset value over the course of the trading day. Most ETFs track an index, such as a stock index or bond index. ETFs may be attractive as investments because of their low costs, tax efficiency, and stock-like features. ETFs are the most popular type of exchange-traded product. Only authorized participants, which are large broker-dealers that have entered into agreements with the ETF's distributor, actually buy or sell shares of an ETF directly from or to the ETF, and then only in creation units, which are large blocks of tens of thousands of ETF shares, usually exchanged in-kind with baskets of the underlying securities. Authorized participants may wish to invest in the ETF shares for the long-term, but they usually act as market makers on the open market, using their ability to exchange creation units with their underlying securities to provide liquidity of the ETF shares and help ensure that their intraday market price approximates the net asset value of the underlying assets. Other investors, such as individuals using a retail broker, trade ETF shares on this secondary market. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Exchange-traded fund
 
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An exchange-traded fund is an investment fund traded on stock exchanges, much like stocks. An ETF holds assets such as stocks, commodities, or bonds, and trades close to its net asset value over the course of the trading day. Most ETFs track an index, such as a stock index or bond index. ETFs may be attractive as investments because of their low costs, tax efficiency, and stock-like features. ETFs are the most popular type of exchange-traded product. This video targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA
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4-20-2016 StockRing: BUY 8 CURRENCY ETFs
 
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What to Buy from CURRENCY ETFs stocks. Generated by Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stockring.stockringandroidapp iPhone App: http://itunes.apple.com/app/buy-sell-hold/id386801642 #StockRing #BuySellHoldApp #MyStocksDotOrg #Stocks #StockMarket Introduction The Stock Market is GOOD right now. Out of 35 stocks comprising CURRENCY ETFs Group, only 8 stocks or 21% are rated as a BUY and 3 stocks or 8% are rated as a SELL. That's GOOD! Want to Buy from CURRENCY ETFs stocks. --------------------------------------- N__RATE__CODE__COMPANY__PRICE --------------------------------------- 1__GRAB __ CCX__WisdomTree Commodity Currency S__16.51 2__GRAB __ JYN__BARCLAYS BANK PLC iPath JPY/USD__50.79 3__GRAB __ FXC__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Canad__78.36 4__GRAB __ DBV__PowerShares DB G10 Currency Har__23.88 --------------------------------------- 1__BUY ___ JEM__iPath GEMS Index ETN__29.27 2__BUY ___ FXA__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Austr__77.96 3__BUY ___ CEW__WisdomTree Emerging Currency St__17.98 4__BUY ___ GEUR__AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Euro__12.72 --------------------------------------- 1__HOLD __ USDU__WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dolla__26.04 2__HOLD __ FXB__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Briti__140.23 3__HOLD __ UUP__PowerShares DB USD Index Bullis__24.51 4__HOLD __ ICN__WisdomTree Indian Rupee Strateg__21.33 5__HOLD __ PGD__iPath Asian and Gulf Currency R__48.91 6__HOLD __ DRR__Market Vectors Double Short Eur__54.95 7__HOLD __ UDN__PowerShares DB USD Index Bearis__22.34 8__HOLD __ BZF__WisdomTree Brazilian Real Strat__14.73 9__HOLD __ CROC__ProShares UltraShort Australian__49.77 10__HOLD __ CYB__WisdomTree Chinese Yuan Strateg__24.97 11__HOLD __ EUO__ProShares UltraShort Euro__23.55 12__HOLD __ YCS__ProShares UltraShort Yen New__72.78 13__HOLD __ ERO__SPDR MSCI Europe UCITS ETF__42.8 14__HOLD __ FXCH__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Chine__76.2 15__HOLD __ FXS__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Swedi__120.74 16__HOLD __ GYEN__AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Yen __12.07 17__HOLD __ ULE__ProShares Ultra Euro__16.61 18__HOLD __ FXE__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Euro __110.28 19__HOLD __ EUFX__ProShares Short Euro__41.94 20__HOLD __ FXSG__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Singa__72.5 21__HOLD __ FXF__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Swiss__98.96 22__HOLD __ INR__Market Vectors Indian Rupee/USD__37.71 23__HOLD __ CNY__Market Vectors Chinese Renminbi__41.91 24__HOLD __ ICI__iPath iPath Optimized Currency __38.71 --------------------------------------- 1__SELL __ URR__Market Vectors Double Long Euro__18.27 2__SELL __ YCL__ProShares Ultra Yen__64.93 3__SELL __ FXY__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Japan__88.14 Generated by Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stockring.stockringandroidapp iPhone App: http://itunes.apple.com/app/buy-sell-hold/id386801642 Web site: www.StockRing.com Our Blog: www.MyStocks.org
4-20-2016 StockRing: SELL 3 CURRENCY ETFs
 
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What to SELL from CURRENCY ETFs stocks. Generated by Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stockring.stockringandroidapp iPhone App: http://itunes.apple.com/app/buy-sell-hold/id386801642 #StockRing #BuySellHoldApp #MyStocksDotOrg #Stocks #StockMarket Introduction The Stock Market is GOOD right now. Out of 35 stocks comprising CURRENCY ETFs Group, only 8 stocks or 21% are rated as a BUY and 3 stocks or 8% are rated as a SELL. That's GOOD! Want to Buy from CURRENCY ETFs stocks. --------------------------------------- N__RATE__CODE__COMPANY__PRICE --------------------------------------- 1__GRAB __ CCX__WisdomTree Commodity Currency S__16.51 2__GRAB __ JYN__BARCLAYS BANK PLC iPath JPY/USD__50.79 3__GRAB __ FXC__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Canad__78.36 4__GRAB __ DBV__PowerShares DB G10 Currency Har__23.88 --------------------------------------- 1__BUY ___ JEM__iPath GEMS Index ETN__29.27 2__BUY ___ FXA__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Austr__77.96 3__BUY ___ CEW__WisdomTree Emerging Currency St__17.98 4__BUY ___ GEUR__AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Euro__12.72 --------------------------------------- 1__HOLD __ USDU__WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dolla__26.04 2__HOLD __ FXB__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Briti__140.23 3__HOLD __ UUP__PowerShares DB USD Index Bullis__24.51 4__HOLD __ ICN__WisdomTree Indian Rupee Strateg__21.33 5__HOLD __ PGD__iPath Asian and Gulf Currency R__48.91 6__HOLD __ DRR__Market Vectors Double Short Eur__54.95 7__HOLD __ UDN__PowerShares DB USD Index Bearis__22.34 8__HOLD __ BZF__WisdomTree Brazilian Real Strat__14.73 9__HOLD __ CROC__ProShares UltraShort Australian__49.77 10__HOLD __ CYB__WisdomTree Chinese Yuan Strateg__24.97 11__HOLD __ EUO__ProShares UltraShort Euro__23.55 12__HOLD __ YCS__ProShares UltraShort Yen New__72.78 13__HOLD __ ERO__SPDR MSCI Europe UCITS ETF__42.8 14__HOLD __ FXCH__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Chine__76.2 15__HOLD __ FXS__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Swedi__120.74 16__HOLD __ GYEN__AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Yen __12.07 17__HOLD __ ULE__ProShares Ultra Euro__16.61 18__HOLD __ FXE__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Euro __110.28 19__HOLD __ EUFX__ProShares Short Euro__41.94 20__HOLD __ FXSG__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Singa__72.5 21__HOLD __ FXF__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Swiss__98.96 22__HOLD __ INR__Market Vectors Indian Rupee/USD__37.71 23__HOLD __ CNY__Market Vectors Chinese Renminbi__41.91 24__HOLD __ ICI__iPath iPath Optimized Currency __38.71 --------------------------------------- 1__SELL __ URR__Market Vectors Double Long Euro__18.27 2__SELL __ YCL__ProShares Ultra Yen__64.93 3__SELL __ FXY__Guggenheim CurrencyShares Japan__88.14 Generated by Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stockring.stockringandroidapp iPhone App: http://itunes.apple.com/app/buy-sell-hold/id386801642 Web site: www.StockRing.com Our Blog: www.MyStocks.org