FXB - PowerShares CurrencyShares® British Pound Sterling Trust

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
136.07
-0.77 (-0.56%)
At close: 3:57PM EDT
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Previous Close136.84
Open136.26
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask0.00 x 0
Day's Range136.06 - 136.34
52 Week Range122.75 - 139.24
Volume53,545
Avg. Volume47,248
Net Assets197.56M
NAV136.25
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield0.00%
YTD Return3.88%
Beta (3y)-8.41
Expense Ratio (net)0.40%
Inception Date2006-06-21
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  • Why the British Pound Has Continued to Rally
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Why the British Pound Has Continued to Rally

    The British pound (FXB) appreciated by 1.1% against the US dollar (UUP) in the week ended April 13. The rise of the British pound despite soft economic data was because of hawkish comments from the Bank of England, which is expected to increase interest rates soon. While British equity markets (BWX) were impacted by increased trade war concerns, indexes managed to close in positive territory for a third consecutive week.

  • US Dollar Falls after Trump Comments on April 16
    Market Realist2 days ago

    US Dollar Falls after Trump Comments on April 16

    The US dollar (UUP) came under pressure after Donald Trump, in a tweet, accused Russia and China “playing the Currency Devaluation game as the U.S. keeps raising interest rates. Not acceptable!” Trump’s complaint has been interpreted as an attempt to escalate tensions to achieve favorable trade negotiation terms. According to the latest Commitment of Traders report, released on April 13 by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, large speculators and traders have increased their short positions on the US dollar for a third consecutive week. This amount is a combination of the US dollar’s contracts against the combined contracts of the euro (FXE), British pound (FXB), Japanese yen (FXY), Australian dollar (FXA), Canadian dollar (FXC), and Swiss franc.

  • British Pound ETF (FXB) Scales a New 52-Week High
    Zacks3 days ago

    British Pound ETF (FXB) Scales a New 52-Week High

    FXB ETF hits a new 52-week high on bullish sentiments.

  • ETF Database8 days ago

    ETF Scorecard: April 13 Edition

    To help investors keep up with the markets, we present our ETF Scorecard. The Scorecard takes a step back and looks at how various asset classes across the globe are performing. The weekly performance is from last Friday’s open to this week’s Thursday close.

  • ETF Database29 days ago

    ETF Scorecard: March 23 Edition

    To help investors keep up with the markets, we present our ETF Scorecard. The Scorecard takes a step back and looks at how various asset classes across the globe are performing. The weekly performance is from last Friday’s open to this week’s Thursday close.

  • Why the British Pound Could Turn Volatile This Week
    Market Realistlast month

    Why the British Pound Could Turn Volatile This Week

    Is a Perfect Storm Brewing for the Week Ahead? The British pound (FXB) appreciated 0.66% against the US dollar (UUP) for the week ending March 16. British equity markets (BWX) were impacted by increased concerns about global trade wars and closed lower last week.

  • FOMC Could Decide the Fate of the US Dollar This Week
    Market Realistlast month

    FOMC Could Decide the Fate of the US Dollar This Week

    The US Dollar Index appreciated for a fourth consecutive week due in part to the impressive industrial production and consumer confidence numbers that were reported at the end of the previous week. Earlier in the previous week, lower-than-expected inflation growth and retail sales numbers had little impact on the US dollar as markets have already priced in a rate hike from the US Fed at its March meeting. The turmoil in the White House had a marginal negative impact on the US dollar as the pressure from the Mueller probe reached the Trump businesses last week.

  • Why the British Pound Could Struggle before the Brussels Meeting
    Market Realistlast month

    Why the British Pound Could Struggle before the Brussels Meeting

    The British pound (FXB) appreciated 0.32% against the US dollar (UUP) in the week ended March 9, 2018. The economic data released from the United Kingdom in the week indicated that the UK economy has been accelerating. Uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations has dampened the demand for the British pound, especially as we approach the next key Brexit date of March 22, 2018, when the spotlight will move to Brussels, where EU (European Union) leaders will meet to sign a transition Brexit deal.

  • Why the US Dollar Could Gain This Week
    Market Realistlast month

    Why the US Dollar Could Gain This Week

    Why This Week Is Pivotal for the Markets

  • Brexit Negotiations Dragged the British Pound Lower
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Brexit Negotiations Dragged the British Pound Lower

    Why This Week Could Keep Investors Guessing

  • What to Expect from the US Dollar This Week
    Market Realist2 months ago

    What to Expect from the US Dollar This Week

    The US Dollar Index closed the previous week with minor gains, but the index suffered after the announcement about tariffs last week. Historically, US tariffs on imports have been negative for the US dollar. If the current proposal becomes a law, the US dollar could have a similar fate.

  • Why Brexit Negotiations Could Drive the British Pound This Week
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Why Brexit Negotiations Could Drive the British Pound This Week

    Economic data releases were in line with expectations with average earnings increasing and jobless claims falling. Multiple Bank of England speakers sounded confident about the UK economy, leaving no reason for the British pound to lose value last week. British equity markets (BWX) were one of the few global indexes to post losses last week.

  • Why the US Dollar Managed to Stay Afloat Last Week
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Why the US Dollar Managed to Stay Afloat Last Week

    The US Dollar Index returned to strength as risk appetite remained stable and the FOMC minutes signaled further tightening through interest rate hikes. Higher interest rates in the US could lead to the appreciation of the US dollar against its trading partners. The other reason for the US dollar’s appreciation is the weakness in the euro, which was triggered by the dovish statement from the European Central Bank.

  • Why the British Pound Rose despite Poor Economic Data
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Why the British Pound Rose despite Poor Economic Data

    Is Volatility Set to Drop Further after Stock Market Rebound? The British pound (FXB) appreciated 1.5% against the US dollar (UUP) for the week ending February 16. Economic data reported from the UK in the previous week indicated that inflation remained higher at 3% in January and retail sales growth dropped to 0.1% as compared to the market expectation of 0.5%.

  • Equity Market Rout Stalled: Will US Dollar Resume Its Slide?
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Equity Market Rout Stalled: Will US Dollar Resume Its Slide?

    Is Volatility Set to Drop Further after Stock Market Rebound? The US Dollar Index, whose slide had been stalled in the past two weeks, saw losses as markets recovered last week. Better-than-expected inflation growth should have increased the demand for the US dollar, but the surprise reaction of equity markets was also seen in the forex markets with the US dollar sliding against the major currencies.

  • What Prompted the British Pound’s Fall
    Market Realist2 months ago

    What Prompted the British Pound’s Fall

    The British pound (FXB) depreciated by 2.0% against the US dollar (UUP) in the week ended February 9. This fall comes as a surprise because the Bank of England, in its monetary policy statement and quarterly inflation report, sounded hawkish about the economy. The reason for the tepid performance of the British pound was weaker-than-expected economic data indicating lower industrial production and trade activity, and risk-off trading boosting demand for the US dollar.

  • What’s Boosted the US Dollar
    Market Realist2 months ago

    What’s Boosted the US Dollar

    How Did Smart Money Position Last Week?

  • How British Pound Speculator Positions Changed Last Week
    Market Realist2 months ago

    How British Pound Speculator Positions Changed Last Week

    Hedge Funds and Large Speculator Positions: Week Ended February 2

  • Have We Seen a Short-Term Bottom for the Dollar?
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Have We Seen a Short-Term Bottom for the Dollar?

    Hedge Funds and Large Speculator Positions: Week Ended February 2

  • Reasons for the 2.3% Appreciation of the British Pound
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Reasons for the 2.3% Appreciation of the British Pound

    This Week: Fed Meeting, Tech Biggies, and the Drowning Dollar

  • Here’s What Drove the US Dollar to a Multiyear Low Last Week
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Here’s What Drove the US Dollar to a Multiyear Low Last Week

    This Week: Fed Meeting, Tech Biggies, and the Drowning Dollar

  • Factors that Drove the British Pound over 1.38 against the Dollar
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Factors that Drove the British Pound over 1.38 against the Dollar

    The British pound (FXB) posted its fifth consecutive weekly gain against the US dollar. For the week ended January 19, the British pound (GBB) closed against the US dollar (UUP) at 1.3852, appreciating by 0.90%. British equity markets (BWX) were supported by the prospect of a soft Brexit.

  • How the US Dollar Could React to a US Government Shutdown
    Market Realist3 months ago

    How the US Dollar Could React to a US Government Shutdown

    The Week Ahead: The US Government Shutdown, ECB, and BOJ

  • Why a Soft Brexit Possibility Is Driving the British Pound Higher
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Why a Soft Brexit Possibility Is Driving the British Pound Higher

    The British pound (FXB) had another positive week as it reached an 18-month high against the US dollar. For the week ended January 12, the British pound (GBB) closed against the US dollar (UUP) at 1.3729, appreciating by ~1.2%. The gains in the British pound were driven by the higher chances of a soft Brexit deal, which could see economic relations between the UK and the EU remain mostly unchanged.

  • Why the US Dollar Is Losing Its Appeal
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Why the US Dollar Is Losing Its Appeal

    Macro Movers for the Week Ahead