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The number of Foreign Currency ETFs and ETNs has exploded in the past year. [Here's a fully updated list of currency ETFs - SA Editors.] Our readers at AboutETFs.com have asked us repeatedly to publish an updated list of all currency ETFs and currency ETNs. So, by popular demand, here they are as of September 1, 2008:

INDIVIDUAL CURRENCY PRODUCTS

  • RydexShares ETFs: Australian Dollar (NYSEARCA:FXA), British Pound (NYSEARCA:FXB), Canadian Dollar (NYSEARCA:FXC), Euro (NYSEARCA:FXE), Japanese Yen (NYSEARCA:FXY), Mexican Peso (NYSEARCA:FXM), Swedish Krona (NYSEARCA:FXS) and Swiss Franc (NYSEARCA:FXF)
  • WisdomTree ETFs: Euro (NYSEARCA:EU), Japanese Yen (NYSE:JYF), Brazilian Real (NYSEARCA:BZF), Indian Rupee (NYSEARCA:ICN), New Zealand Dollar (BNZ), US Current Income Fund (USY), Chinese Yuan Fund (NYSEARCA:CYB) and South African Rand (NYSE:SZR)
  • Barclays iPath ETNs: Euro (NYSEARCA:ERO), British Pound ((NYSEARCA:GBB) and Japanese Yen (NYSEARCA:JYN)
  • Elements ETNs: Australian Dollar (ADE), British Pound (EGB), Canadian Dollar (CUD), Euro (ERE) and Swiss Franc (NYSE:SZE)
  • Van Eck/Morgan Stanley ETNs: Chinese Renminbi-Yuan (NYSEARCA:CNY), Indian Rupee (NYSEARCA:INR), Double Long Euro (NYSEARCA:URR), Double Short Euro (NYSEARCA:DRR)

BUNDLED CURRENCY PRODUCTS

According to Roger Nusbaum, in an article posted August 31, 2008 on Seeking Alpha using information from Index Universe, WisdomTree has more currency ETF offerings on the way:

  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Chilean Peso Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Czech Koruna Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Hong Kong Dollar Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Hungarian Forint Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Israeli Shekel Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Icelandic Krona Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Indonesian Rupiah Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Malaysian Ringgit Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Mexican Peso Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Norwegian Krone Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Polish Zloty Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Russian Ruble Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Singapore Dollar Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Swedish Krona Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Taiwan Dollar Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Tahi Baht Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Turkish Lira Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus BRIC Currency Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Developed Currency Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Emerging-Asia Currency
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Emerging Europe
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Gulf Currency Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Oil Exporters Currency Fund
  • WisdomTree Dreyfus Emerging Latin American Fund

Also discovered by Ray Hendon in his excellent under-cover investigation, Rydex may soon bring to market ETFs for the Russian Ruble, South African Rand, Hong Kong Dollar and the Singapore Dollar (see Ray’s article posted August 28, 2008 on Seeking Alpha).

Disclosure: none

Source: The Complete List of Currency ETFs