No. At the time I just switched 100k in my retirement account from Canadian$ to U.S.$. It costs about $500 to do this but was worth it. Then at 77 I switched back into CD$ and off and on switched back and forth at the different chart pattern price points. But yes you can use currency ETFs. The CD$ ETF:FXC is the one on the NYSE. The Aussie dollar is also hot and hitting record highs as its also a commodity currency only has China as a trading partner which is a much hotter market than Canada has with the U.S. that is still in a slow recovery. But there is also Japanese Yen and Swiss Franc and Swedish Krona or Mexican Peso ETFs etc. Here is a link to all the ETFs. Just scroll down and near the bottom on the left is the commodities and under that the commodity ETFs. The educational tap up top has techncial patterns explained briefly along with short videos on them as well. Lots of free stuff on this site. The link is handy to have when looking for ETFs that cover even the Grains and metals. I've been trading the triple bear SPX lately off and on. There is double and single as well.