UUP - Invesco DB US Dollar Bullish

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
25.79
-0.05 (-0.19%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close25.84
Open25.83
Bid0.00 x 40000
Ask0.00 x 900
Day's Range25.78 - 25.88
52 Week Range23.29 - 26.12
Volume480,017
Avg. Volume781,026
Net Assets375.99M
NAV25.81
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield1.09%
YTD Return1.27%
Beta (3Y Monthly)2.59
Expense Ratio (net)0.76%
Inception Date2007-02-20
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