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Author: FrenchorFoe Two stars, 250 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 634  
Subject: Re: Betting on the Euro Date: 9/8/2000 4:35 AM
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Simon:

You could just buy these ETFs which represent the MSCI indexes for several European countries. ETFs are quoted in US$ on an American Stock Exchange so you would benefit from a potential Euro boom.

For the French and German MSCI indexes, the available ETFs are WEBs which symbols are respectively EWQ and EWG:

http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=EWQ&d=1y
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=EWG&d=1y

Morgan Stanley are the issuers of these EFTs and call them WEBS. They also calculate the MSCI indexes of course.

http://www.msdwadvice.com/equities/edu/webs/

More about ETFs and iShares:

http://www.worldlyinvestor.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&silo=home_page&depth=0&article_id=8103

Barclays Global Investors are issuers of similar products called iShares. Here is the list: http://www.ishares.com/about_ishares/the_ishares_1_2_4.html
There is one of them featuring the EMU (Euro area)

That is, if you really think that the Euro is going North ;-)

FoF
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