UAUD vs UUP Fund Comparison

A comparison between UAUD and UUP based on their expense ratio, growth, holdings and how well they match their benchmark performance.

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Minafi's Take on UAUD vs UUP

Here's an in depth look at the differences between Citigroup ETNs linked to the VelocityShares Daily 4X Long AUD vs. USD Index ($UAUD) and Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund ($UUP).

To start off, here's a look at the basics of each fund. Keep an eye on the FI Score. That's a custom score from 0 to 100 that we generate based on how good this fund is for the casual investor. Most investors only need a handful of total funds in their portfolio. The higher the score, the more likely this is one of those few. Score alone isn't enough! Keep reading on to see how different (or perhaps similar) these two funds are.

  • uaud
  • ETF
  • Money Market
  • World

Citigroup ETNs linked to the VelocityShares Daily 4X Long AUD vs. USD Index

Expenses: 1.50% (Better than 0% of similar funds)

This is a bad choice for a World Money Market fund. See why »

58% FI Score
  • uup
  • ETF
  • Money Market
  • World

Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund

Expenses: 0.75% (Better than 1% of similar funds)

This is an OK choice for a World Money Market fund. See why »

Both $UAUD and $UUP are categorized as ETFs. ETFs have an added bonus over mutual funds of being more widely available. Mutual funds are often limited to only the issuing investment brokerage. Since these are both ETFs, you may be able to find these at a wider number of investment apps and websites.

The biggest disadvantage of ETFs is that some platforms only allow you to purchase ETFs in whole shares. So if an ETF is going for $75, you may need to invest in increments of $75. Most 401(k)'s allow for investing down to the penny, but you'll want to verify your platform allows for "fractional ETF Shares".

To learn more about the difference between these two, you can read about the difference between ETFs and Mutual Funds.

When evaluating a fund, the first things I look at are:

  • What it invests in
  • How much it charges in fees
  • How large the fund is

Let's look into these criteria one by one and see if either of these funds stands out.

Fund Holdings Comparison

Both of these funds are Money Market World funds – which means they're likely both investing in about the same investments behind the scenes.

Minafi's FI Score algorithm takes into account the category and market. The more niche a fund is, the lower the score. This doesn't mean it's a worse fund, but it does mean you should stop and make sure this a fund you need to diversify your portfolio.

UAUD UUP
Market Score 0.5 /10 9.0 /10
Category Score 0.0 /10 0.0 /10
Total 0.5 9.0

A score of 10 means this is a solid market and category that almost every investor will want to have investments in. The lower the score, the more specific the investment. These scores are based on when most investors would add these funds to their portfolio. A score of 10 means that this fund (or one like it) belongs in a three-fund portfolio. The lower the score, the farther down in your portfolio a fund would go.

Winner: $UUP

Fee Comparison

Fees are one of the biggest killers of portfolio growth. The difference between a 2% fee and a 0.04% fee over 30 years can result in your portfolio having half the total value!

If you're just getting started investing and learning how fees impact your portfolio, I'd encourage you to read through my free investment course (specifically '2.2 - All About Fees') where I go over all the different types of fees you can be charged and how to lower them.

For these two funds, UAUD has an expense ratio of 1.50% while UUP has an expense ratio of 0.75%.

Winner: $UUP

Fund Size Comparison

One place these two funds differ is in their total assets under management. This is a good indication of how many other investors trust this fund. A large fund by itself doesn't mean it's a good fund, but it is one thing to consider when figuring out how to choose the right fund.

In the case of these two funds, UAUD is a small fund with 856 Thousand in assets under management. UUP, on the other hand, is a large fund with 835 Million in assets under management.

Winner: $UUP, Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund

Which Should You Choose? UAUD or UUP?

Since both of these funds are Money Market World funds, you'll most likely only need to invest in one of these funds – not both. Running both of these funds through Minafi's FI Score algorithm, gives UAUD a score of 4 and UUP a score of 58.

Neither of these funds has an FI Score above 90 – which is a red flag. I'd look into more funds to find one with a higher FI Score.

Winner: Neither, I'd research more funds if you're looking to invest for retirement.

$UAUD

Citigroup ETNs linked to the VelocityShares Daily 4X Long AUD vs. USD Index

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Ratings
Rating Type Rating
Expense Ratio Score 1 /10
Expense Rating 0 /10
Market Score 1 /10
Category Score 0 /10
Overview
Overview Details
Fund Type ETF
Exchange NYSE ARCA
Expense Ratio 1.500%
Net Assets 856 Thousand
Yield 0.00%
Holdings
Description Info
Market Money Market
Category World
Sectors
  • Basic Materials 0.00%
  • Communication Services 0.00%
  • Consumer Cyclicals 0.00%
  • Consumer Defensive 0.00%
  • Energy 0.00%
  • Financial Services 0.00%
  • Healthcare 0.00%
  • Industrials 0.00%
  • Real Estate 0.00%
  • Technology 0.00%
  • Utilities 0.00%

$UUP

Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund

58

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Ratings
Rating Type Rating
Expense Ratio Score 8 /10
Expense Rating 3 /10
Market Score 9 /10
Category Score 0 /10
Overview
Overview Details
Fund Type ETF
Inception Date Feb-20-2007
Exchange NYSE ARCA
Expense Ratio 0.750%
Net Assets 835 Million
Yield 1.98%
Holdings
Description Info
Market Money Market
Category World
Sectors
  • Basic Materials 0.00%
  • Communication Services 0.00%
  • Consumer Cyclicals 0.00%
  • Consumer Defensive 0.00%
  • Energy 0.00%
  • Financial Services 0.00%
  • Healthcare 0.00%
  • Industrials 0.00%
  • Real Estate 0.00%
  • Technology 0.00%
  • Utilities 0.00%

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