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Which should I choose? Currency ETFs versus forex, a case study

The euro zone crisis has been going on now for two years and the worst is not over yet. This has sent traders looking for vehicles to profit from the crisis as well as hedging their portfolio. One vehicle that traders turned to has been ETFs. ETFs are a great way to gain exposure to markets with a stock market account without having a futures/commodities or forex account.

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Time to sell FXE?

After the ECB indicated there could be “merit” in providing the euro zone’s bailout fund with a banking license, and a growing number of FOMC committee members indicated additional stimulus may be needed to spur U.S. job growth, speculation ramped up as the euro pushed higher against the U.S. dollar.

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The euro treks lower

The week is starting out slow for the euro against the U.S. dollar as the U.S. session comes into full swing.  The euro remains flat ahead of the euro zone finance ministers’ meeting later today over the continuing debt crisis. 

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Playing the euro ahead of the EU summit

I’ve been getting questions on how to play the European Union summit starting Thursday. Those that know me know I like to play events like this within the currency markets. The EU summit event should lend itself for readers to play summit results through both Forex markets and currency ETFs.

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