Forex Articles

  1. Seven Emerging Currencies Challenging The Forex Hierarchy

    While the top-seven currencies follow a somewhat stable hierarchy, second-tier currencies can be all over the map.
  2. The Best Day-Trading Schools

    Here are the top day-trading schools that offer courses and mentoring in the stock, options, futures and forex markets.
  3. What is the OIS LIBOR Spread And What Is It For?

    When the LIBOR-OIS spread rises significantly, it represents the worry that banks might not be able to pay down even their short-term debt obligations.
  4. Will OIS Replace LIBOR?

    LIBOR manipulation by large banks during the financial crisis has raised serious doubts about the interest rate's reliability. Now, the question is whether to reform the rate or replace it with another benchmark such as OIS.
  5. For Individual Investors, These May Be The Best Of Times

    The raging debate on high frequency trading may lead the average retail investor to think that he/she continues to get a raw deal in the stock market. The reality is that these are probably the best of times for them.
  6. The Insiders Who Fix Rates for Gold, Currencies And Libor

    The system by which benchmark rates are fixed for interest rates, currencies and gold is archaic - and, many would argue, deeply flawed.
  7. How The Forex "Fix" May Be Rigged

    When it comes to forex, some types of "fixes" are legal. But some really aren't.
  8. America Launches Its First Bitcoin ATMs : Q&A With Liberty Teller Co-Founder

    Investopedia interviewed one of the co-founders of Liberty Teller, a start-up company that launched the U.S.'s first Bitcoin ATMs.
  9. From Mrs. Watanabe To Abenomics: The Yen's Wild Ride

    Relatively recent upstarts like the euro and the yuan may hog the currency headlines these days, but for sheer drama and gut-wrenching volatility, no currency can match the venerable Japanese yen.
  10. The 6 Most-Traded Currencies And Why They're So Popular

    Regardless of the reason, forex is an integral part of 21st century finance. And the more widely used and reliable the currency, the greater the likelihood of people buying and selling it every day.
  11. Bitcoin Mass Hysteria: The Disaster that Brought Down Mt. Gox

    The disastrous halt in trading on Mt. Gox, a popular Bitcoin-trading web site, sent the Bitcoin world into a panic.
  12. Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles

    Investopedia explains the development of the Bitcoin digital currency system and the risks associated with using and investing in it.
  13. Position Sizing: The Way To Profit In Forex

    Position sizing will account for the quickest and most magnified returns that a trade can generate.
  14. Why China's Currency Tangos With The USD

    Investopedia explains: It takes two to tango, but unless both partners move in perfect cohesion, a sequence of graceful maneuvers can be reduced to a series of clumsy moves. The latter depiction seems to be particularly apt when it comes to explaining the gyrations between the Chinese yuan and the U.S.
  15. Exchange Rate Risk: Economic Exposure

    Investopedia explains: In the present era of increasing globalization and heightened currency volatility, changes in exchange rates have a substantial influence on companies’ operations and profitability.
  16. The Money Market Hedge: How It Works

    Investopedia explains how to hedge foreign exchange risk using the money market, the financial market in which highly liquid and short-term instruments like Treasury bills, bankers’ acceptances and commercial paper are traded.
  17. The Importance Of The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI)

    The PMI is the headline indicator in the ISM Manufacturing Report on Business, an influential monthly survey of purchasing and supply executives across the United States. The acronym PMI stood for Purchasing Managers’ Index prior to September 1, 2001.
  18. The Hazards Of Currency Movements

    Devaluation and revaluation are official changes in the value of a nation’s currency in relation to other currencies. The terms are generally used to refer to officially sanctioned changes in a currency’s value under a fixed exchange rate regime. Thus, devaluation and revaluation are typically one-time events that are usually mandated by the government or central bank of a nation.
  19. How To Pay Your Forex Broker

    Three types of commissions are used in this market. Learn how to get the best deal.
  20. The Fundamentals Of Forex Fundamentals

    Charting is not the only way to analyze the foreign-exchange market. Learn how to apply fundamental analysis to the economic indicators.
  21. Forex Trading The Martingale Way

    Martingale's mechanics involve an initial bet; however, each time the bet becomes a loser, the wager is doubled such that, given enough time, one winning trade will make up all of the previous losses.
  22. Why Forward Contracts Are The Foundation Of All Derivatives

    This article expands on the complex structure of derivatives by explaining how an investor can assess interest rate parity and implement covered interest arbitrage by using a currency forward contract to generate a risk-free rate of return.
  23. The International Fisher Effect: An Introduction

    The Fisher models have the ability to illustrate the expected relationship between interest rates, inflation and exchange rates.
  24. A Primer On The Forex Market

    Moving from equities to currencies requires you to adjust how you interpret quotes, margin, spreads and rollovers.
  25. Top Reasons Forex Traders Fail

    This market can be treacherous for unprepared investors. Find out how to avoid the mistakes that keep FX traders from succeeding.
  26. How Currency Works

    Currency offers key advantages over economies based on direct trade. It provides sellers with a broader market for their goods and services, and provides a durable asset with which people can accumulate and store wealth.
  27. The Future Of Cryptocurrency

    The emergence of Bitcoin has sparked a debate about its future and that of other cryptocurrencies. Despite Bitcoin’s recent issues, its success since its 2009 launch has inspired the creation of alternative cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin, Ripple and MintChip.
  28. How Leverage Is Used In Forex Trading

    Forex trading by retail investors has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, thanks to the proliferation of online trading platforms and the availability of cheap credit. The use of leverage in trading is often likened to a double-edged sword, since it magnifies gains and losses.
  29. Washing Trades In A Canadian Registered Account

    For Canadian RRSP accounts, washing same-day trades and using money market funds to bridge the gap over a multi-day trading period saves investors the exchange fee and will help their bottom line while rebalancing securities. Read on to find out how to wash your trade.
  30. How To Calculate The Bid-Ask Spread

    It's very important for every investor to learn how to calculate the bid-ask spread and factor this figure when making investment decisions.
  31. The Effects Of Currency Fluctuations On The Economy

    Currency fluctuations are a natural outcome of the floating exchange rate system that is the norm for most major economies. The exchange rate of one currency versus the other is influenced by numerous fundamental and technical factors. As these factors are generally in a state of perpetual flux, currency values fluctuate from one moment to the next.
  32. The Basics of Forex Leveraging

    A closer look at the controversial topic of leverage in forex trading.
  33. How Bitcoin Works

    Bitcoin is a digital currency that exists almost wholly in the virtual realm, unlike physical currencies like dollars and euros. A growing number of proponents support its use as an alternative currency that can pay for goods and services much like conventional currencies.
  34. Bitcoin May Be The Currency Of The Future

    Forget the dollar or the euro. Bitcoin may be the next big currency to hit the world.
  35. What Causes A Currency Crisis?

    Find out what can cause a currency to collapse, and what central banks can do to help.
  36. Top 8 Most Tradable Currencies

    Currencies can provide diversification for a portfolio that's in a rut. Find out which ones you need to know.
  37. How To Survive When Prices Double Every Day And A Half

    Hyperinflation can destroy your life savings in a matter of months or less. We’ve seen again and again throughout history…Germany in the 1920s, Hungary in the 1940s, Yugoslavia in the 1990s and Zimbabwe just a few short years ago. Hardest hit are seniors who generally don’t have many employment options for boosting their income.
  38. Trading GDP Like A Currency Trader

    Investors that understand and utilize the U.S. GDP report have a significant advantage over those that don't.
  39. The Impact Of Currency Conversions

    Will a rising or falling dollar hurt you or your company? In this article we explore the impact of currency converisons on consumers, comanies, and countries.
  40. Forex Outlook For June 2013

    While June’s excitement may prove to be a bit more muted than May, there are many events unfolding that forex traders should watch closely. We'll take a look at where the four major currency pairs might be headed and some key reports that forex traders should watch for during the month.
  41. What Forex Traders Need To Know About The Yen

    The Japanese Yen possesses some unique qualities that traders should know before jumping in.
  42. Introduction To Guerrilla Trading

    Guerilla trading can takes a lot of expereince, risk capital and mental fortitude; it is not for the novice investor.
  43. The Yen Is Setting Up To Be An Attractive Long-Term Investment

    As Japan embarks on quantitative easing, the yen has come under pressure. Will it continue to be the source of big profits in the latter half of 2013?
  44. Trade Forex On Herd Instinct

    Use caution and commonsense when making trades according to herd instinct – use stop losses, avoid complacency and plan your exit strategy.
  45. Trading Forex Trends With MACD And Moving Averages

    Although based on short-term trading, keeping the long-term picture in mind will help investors trade with the trend.
  46. Why It's Important To Regulate Foreign Exchange

    In an increasingly globalized economy, the significance of the foreign exchange marketplace cannot be underestimated.
  47. Trading The Non-Farm Payroll Report

    Discover how to trade the NFP report without getting knocked out by the irrational volatility it can create.
  48. Investopedia Forex Outlook For April 2013

    Looking forward into April, traders should watch for potential profit taking in the U.S. after its run-up and a potential bottom for the euro, after the aftermath of the Cyprus decision to tax all depositors has worn off. U.S.
  49. Exploring Non-Dollar Currencies For Forex Trading

    Learn how investments in foreign currencies can diversify your portfolio.
  50. Forex: Demo Before You Dive In

    All trading platforms have benefits and drawbacks - master the fake trade before making a real one.
  51. Trading Double Tops And Double Bottoms

    We look at how Bollinger Bands help accurately project entry and exit points for pattern traders.
  52. Forex Market Sentiment Indicators

    Sentiment Indicators are another tool that can alert traders to extreme conditions.
  53. Derivatives 101

    Learn how to use this type of investment as an alternative way to participate in the market.
  54. Forex Automation Software For Hands-Free Trading

    Automated forex trading software scans the market for favorable trades based on your input. Find out more about this valuable forex tool.
  55. The Forex Three-Session System

    Market hours for Tokyo, London and New York determine volatility peaks. Find out why.
  56. A Forex Trader's View Of The Aussie/Gold Relationship

    We look at why this relationship exists and how you can use it to produce solid gold returns.
  57. 3 Costly Spelling Errors

    History has proved that some spelling errors can cost companies and governments millions of dollars.
  58. America's Loss Is The Currency Market's Gain

    The Smithsonian Agreement hurt the U.S. in the short-term, but was necessary in furthering real market-driven exchange rates.
  59. Fundamental Speed: The "Duck-And-Jab" Approach To Forex

    By using economic releases in a timely way, buyers can beat the "big players" without endless chart analysis.
  60. The Credit Crisis And The Carry Trade

    When boom times turned to bust, these trades proved devastating for traders and the broader markets.
  61. Ways You Can Short Europe

    Solutions addressing the woes of the eurozone are varied. Here are some ways you can weather the storm.
  62. The Currency Market Information Edge

    Unique features of the forex market may allow larger players to get a jump on smaller ones.
  63. Understanding The Risk In The BRICs

    The BRICs offer much in the way of portfolio and economic growth, however, there are some pretty big risks for individual investors.
  64. Making Sense Of The EUR/CHF Relationship

    The strong correlation between EUR and CHF currency pairs is undeniable. Find out what it means for forex traders.
  65. Forex Taxation Basics

    Trading forex can make for a confusing time organizing your taxes. These simple steps will keep everything straight.
  66. Canada's Commodity Currency: Oil And The Loonie

    When the price of oil goes up, don't worry about how much gas is going to cost - get even by making a play on the Canadian dollar.
  67. How To Borrow For Free

    People will do anything to get a little extra money. If you need some cash, here are some ways you can borrow without much hassle.
  68. 5 Ways To Take Advantage Of Europe's Situation

    With the euro underperforming, now is a great time to travel, buy a home or go to school in Europe.
  69. Hedge Fund Failures Illuminate Leverage Pitfalls

    Learn what mistakes cause hedge funds to collapse and how to avoid similar problems.
  70. Getting Started In Foreign Exchange Futures

    Learn how these futures are used for hedging and speculating, and how they are different from traditional futures.
  71. Spotting A Forex Scam

    Forex scams are more common than you think. We tell you how to spot them.
  72. The Big Mac Index: Food For Thought

    You may have heard of this mouth-watering method of evaluating currencies, but make sure you know the whole story.
  73. Find Equity Opportunities With Currency Moves

    Understanding the relationship between these markets can help you spot profitable stocks.
  74. How Investors Can Negate The Euro Crisis

    The eurozone crisis shows no sign of abating. Here are a few tips you can use to weather the financial storm.
  75. Scalping: Small Quick Profits Can Add Up

    We look at different styles of scalping, and how they can all be very profitable.
  76. A Primer On Currency Regimes

    Currency regimes are dynamic and complex, reflecting the ever-changing landscape of their respective nations' monetary and fiscal policies.
  77. Tweezers Provide Short-Term Precision For Forex Traders

    Precise and short, the tweezer setup is similar to the more popular double top/bottom formations.
  78. Introducing The Bearish Diamond Formation

    Profit-taking opportunities abound using this lesser-known pattern. Find out how.
  79. Corporate Currency Risks Explained

    Transaction, translation and economic risks can affect a company's balance sheet.
  80. Forex Leverage: A Double-Edged Sword

    Find out how this flexible and customizable tool magnifies both gains and losses.
  81. The Greatest Currency Trades Ever Made

    These speculators took big positions - and scored huge profits - in the currency market.
  82. Calculating Profits And Losses Of Your Currency Trades

    The forex is a risky market, and traders must always remain alert about their trade positions. Learn how to keep on top of your currency trades.
  83. Top 4 Things Successful Forex Traders Do

    By blending good analysis with effective implementation, you can dramatically improve your profits in this market.
  84. Managing Currency Exposure In Your Portfolio

    The value of your investments is impacted by changes in global currency exchange rates. Find out how.
  85. The Most Counterfeit-Proof Currencies

    The IACA awards provide some of the best insight into the currencies that are proving the most difficult to fake.
  86. An Introduction To Swaps

    Learn how these derivatives work and how companies can benefit from them.
  87. Play Foreign Currencies Against The U.S. Dollar And Win

    Don't panic when the dollar drops. Learn to exploit the greenback's decline and profit from it.
  88. Forex: Finding Your Trading Style

    Determine your own trading style, and the versatile currency market will accommodate it.
  89. The Basics Of Currency Trading

    Trading in the currency market isn't easy. We tell you what you need to know before starting.
  90. An Introduction To J-Charting

    Learn about a technical tool that's based on the view that markets are energetic systems.
  91. Moving Average Explosions

    Find out how you can profit from this short squeeze strategy.
  92. Currency Exchange: Floating Rate Vs. Fixed Rate

    Baffled by exchange rates? Wonder why some currencies fluctuate while others are pegged? This article has the answers.
  93. Forex: Wading Into The Currency Market

    We go over the ground rules and available resources needed for this undertaking.
  94. Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  95. Playing The Gap

    Learn how you can earn money by analyzing the disruptions in normal price patterns.
  96. Using Interest Rate Parity To Trade Forex

    Learn the basics of forward exchange rates and hedging strategies to understand interest rate parity.
  97. Combining Forex Spot And Futures Transactions

    The spot, futures and option currency markets can be traded together for maximum downside protection and profit.
  98. Forex Courses For Beginners

    Trading courses can provide a trader with all the tools required for a profitable experience.
  99. A Winning Memory-Of-Price Strategy Variation

    Use this single-entry strategy to capitalize on currency spikes by anticipating reversals.
  100. Behind The Euro: History And Future

    The euro was designed to create economic parity among eurozone nations. Discover where it's going and where it's been.
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