FXB

CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust
CLOSING PRICECHANGE (%)VOLUME
$123.91+0.34 (0.27%)41.93K
3:58:00 p.m. (ET) 06/23/2017
BZX EXCHANGE CLOSED
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FXB Fund Description

The CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust delivers exposure to changes in value of the British pound relative to the US dollar.

FXB FactSet Analytics Insight

FXB is an investor favorite for accessing the British pound. With a solid asset base, it dominates its only direct competitor, GBB. For 40 bps, the fund holds physical British pounds in a deposit account—a simple strategy. However, FXB’s deposits are uninsured, leaving investors exposed to the default risk of JPMorgan, the fund’s depository bank. Tax efficiency is another concern—any distributions or capital gains are taxed at ordinary income rates (regardless of holding period). FXB’s liquidity is solid, but investors should still be smart about trading the fund. On most days, it trades well over $2M, at tight spreads, and it gets high marks for block liquidity. Both large and small investors should be able to trade the fund easily. Overall, FXB is a solid choice—its combination of liquidity and coverage earns it our Analyst Pick ribbon.

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  • YTD
  • 1 Year
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  • 5 Years
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FXB Top 10 Holdings

FXB Summary Data

06/21/06
Grantor Trust
0.40%
$246.68 M
$10.87 M
0.02%

FXB Portfolio Data

0.06%
07/03/17
In Specie

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GBB
Total Return
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  • 3 Months
  • YTD
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years
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FXB Portfolio Management

0.40%

FXB Tax Exposures

39.60% / 39.60%
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FXB Fund Structure

Grantor Trust
In Specie
No
N/A
Low
Low
None
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LAST 10 TRADES
TIMEPRICESHARES
14:37:43123.91600
10:17:47123.9050
09:59:46123.9050
09:38:35123.80200
08:53:03123.91200
08:50:30123.891,900
07:23:34123.991,200
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FXB FactSet Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 06/23/17
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of FXB. FXB is rated a 5 out of 5.

FXB Tradability

86,839
$10.87 M
67,231
$8.46 M
0.02%
$0.02
0.01%
1.13% / -1.21%
None
100.00%
50,000
1.34
0.01%
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21,976
$123.57
5

FXB Performance Statistics

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