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  1. China's Devaluation of the Yuan

    Just over one week ago the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) surprised markets with three consecutive devaluations of the yuan, ...
  2. How Volatile Exchange Rates Affect Your Vacation

    Those ever-changing fluctuations can make a difference in anything from your hotel room to an ATM transaction.
  3. These Are The Best Hours To Trade the British Pound

    The best times to trade the British pound are centered around economic releases at 1:30 am, 2:00 am, 8:30 am and 10:00 am ...
  4. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Turkey

    Learn about the iShares MSCI Turkey exchange-traded fund, which invests in a wide variety of companies' equities traded on ...
  5. ETF Analysis: WisdomTree Bloomberg US Dllr Bullish

    Explore an analysis of information on the WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund, a currency ETF that tracks the overall ...
  6. ETF Analysis: SPDR EURO STOXX 50

    Learn about FEZ, the Euro Stoxx 50 ETF. FEZ tracks the 50 largest companies in Europe, making it the Dow Jones Industrial ...
  7. ETF Analysis: ProShares UltraShort Yen

    Learn about the ProShares UltraShort Yen, an inverse-leveraged exchange-traded fund based on the value of Japanese yen in ...
  8. Best Places to Exchange Currency in Boston

    Since the nation’s first colonial currency was established in Revolutionary War-era Boston, the city’s currency exchange ...
  9. How to Use Blockchain to Buy and Sell Gold

    Most people still haven't heard of the term "blockchain," but chances are you will soon. A blockchain is a tamper-proof, ...
  10. Is the Yuan a Yawn or a Nightmare for Investors?

    China’s decision to change the method of setting its currency exchange rate caused global shock waves last week.
  11. How To Avoid Exchange Rate Risk

    What are the best strategies to avoid exchange rate risk when trading?
  12. 3 Cheap Russian Stocks You Should Keep an Eye on

    Learn about three cheap Russian stocks to keep an eye on; the more than 50% decline in oil has led to weakness in Russian ...
  13. Travel Tips: Avoid Exchange Rate Headaches

    How to avoid the most common issues and hassles raised by exchange rates while traveling abroad.
  14. Signs of a Struggling Economy?

    Last week was another difficult one for stocks, marked by a bruising mid-week selloff triggered by China’s surprise devaluation ...
  15. Best Ways to Exchange Currency

    How to avoid fees and get the best deal for your dollar.
  16. Currency-Hedged ETFs: Should You Invest?

    Currency-hedged ETFs offer many more pros than cons when compared to their counterparts, but there is still one big con. ...
  17. Will the Yuan Become an International Reserve Currency?

    Although still a matter of when, China is likely to reach a significant milestone when the International Monetary Fund decides ...
  18. Penny Stocks Vs. Forex: Which Is Right for You?

    Learn more about penny stock trading and forex market trading, and why each investment class appeals to different types of ...
  19. Chinese Yuan: A 360 Degree Analysis

    The Chinese yuan (Renminbi) is the currency of China, with currency code CNY and currency symbol ¥. In early 2014, the CNY ...
  20. Benefits & Risks of Trading Forex with Bitcoin

    Want to trade forex using bitcoins? Don’t jump on the bandwagon until you compare the risks to the benefits.
  21. How To Trade Forex With Bitcoin

    We look at ways to trade forex with bitcoin and the pitfalls in doing so.
  22. Forex or Stock Trading: Which Works For You?

    Even though the odds favor stock trading, forex trading has several advantages to offer a particular type of investor.
  23. Sending Money: MoneyGram vs. Western Union

    Comparing the differences between the services – and the fees.
  24. Chinese Yuan an Unlikely Reserve Currency

    As the world's second largest economy, China's challenge to America’s dominance includes a push to make the yuan (RMB), the ...
  25. Cuba Tourism: What Will It Cost You?

    Understand the various costs involved with taking a trip to Cuba, including vaccination costs, airfare, tour costs and converting ...
  26. No Solace in Small Caps

    In the U.S., second-quarter earnings season has generally been better than expected. However, it has failed to inspire investors.
  27. Top 3 Japanese Yen (JPY) ETFs

    Find out about currency exchange-traded funds, and learn about some of the best available ETFs that are focused on the Japanese ...
  28. Top 3 Euro (EUR) ETFs

    Get information on currency exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and specific information about some of the most popular currency ...
  29. Top 3 British Pound (GBP) ETFs

    Learn more information about currency exchange-traded funds, and about currency ETFs that are focused specifically on the ...
  30. What China Devaluing its Currency Means to You

    The Chinese government is showing its craftiness in managing its money supply, but will it make a difference? And what does ...
  31. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in South Korea

    Learn more about the small yet growing number of South Korea ETFs, which track the often forgotten Asian Tiger responsible ...
  32. ETF Analysis: Powershares DB US Dollar Bullish Fund

    Explore information and detailed analysis of two popular currency exchange-traded funds, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Bullish ...
  33. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Scotland

    Learn about three of the best exchange-traded funds with exposure to Scotland, the British pound sterling and the rest of ...
  34. Can Forex Trading Make You Rich?

    Forex trading may be profitable for hedge funds or unusually skilled currency traders, but for average retail traders, forex ...
  35. Why The Dollar’s Strength Can Continue

    Overall, the U.S. dollar has rallied this year, with the Dollar Index (DXY) now up by roughly 8 percent year-to-date, but ...
  36. Will Greece Return to the Drachma?

    More drama from Greece, as rumors swirl about a return to the drachma.
  37. ETF Analysis: PowerShares DB US Dollar

    Discover how an ETF can be used to bet on multiple different currency futures contracts with the PowerShares DB Dollar Index ...
  38. How Petrodollars Affect The U.S. Dollar

    We examine the rise of petrodollars, their influence on the USD as a global reserve currency, and their effects on the U.S. ...
  39. Some Overseas Markets May Prove More Resilient

    Though global markets sold off and have continued to slip in recent days, stocks in Europe and Japan are still faring better ...
  40. How Does China Manage Its Money Supply?

    Here's how the Central Bank of China manages its currency rates and the money supply.
  41. Three Currencies Benefiting From Low Oil Prices

    The Indian rupee is clearly the biggest beneficiary of the slide in oil prices, followed by the Indonesian rupiah and British ...
  42. Are Currency Hedged ETFs a Good Idea?

    Considering currency-hedged ETFs? Here's a look at eight and what you need to know right now.
  43. Why The Yuan (RMB) Is Russia's Favorite Currency

    Russia has agreed to a currency swap worth $24 billion with China. What is Russia's thinking behind promoting the Yuan in ...
  44. How Undervalued Is The Yuan?

    Some argue that the large U.S. trade deficits over the past 15 years are primarily due to currency management by U.S. trading ...
  45. Putting The Greece Deal In Context

    After a number of surprising twists, the recent Greek drama finally took an expected turn with news that Greece and its creditors ...
  46. Caribbean Currencies: An Overview

    As many as ten currencies are used among the islands of the Caribbean. A fixed exchange rate regime is the most common exchange ...
  47. How Would The Euro Trade If If A Grexit Occurs?

    In the event of a Grexit, the euro could head towards parity with the USD.
  48. Does Greece Pose A Threat To Global Markets?

    In latest news from Greece: voters delivered a resounding “No” vote in Sunday’s referendum, strongly rejecting the previous ...
  49. A Look at How Currency-Hedged ETFs Work

    Currency-hedged ETFs come in two varieties: single-currency and multiple-currency. Which is right for you?
  50. What Should Everyone Know About Greece’s Debt

    We weigh in on the top four things everyone should know about Greece's debt.
  51. Rising Interest Rates: Who it Helps, Who it Hurts

    When interest rates rise, the impact hits some of us differently. Here's why.
  52. Strategies For Forex Algorithmic Trading

    Algorithmic trading strategies, such as auto hedging, statistical analysis, algorithmic execution, direct market access and ...
  53. Is It Time To Invest In Turkey?

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's neo-Ottoman sultanate is off the table for now, but the political gridlock and rising ...
  54. How Currency Enforcement Helped Sink The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP)

    One particular barrier to trade that has received much attention of late and caused delays in negotiations of the TPP is ...
  55. Eurozone Gains Momentum--But Can It Last?

    Eurozone economic growth has picked up, most notably in France and Italy, but can it last, particularly as Greece continues ...
  56. Yuan Vs. RMB: Understanding The Difference

    Is "renminbi" or "yuan" the right name for the fast growing Chinese currency, and how is it performing?
  57. Trading Forex Options: Process And Strategy

    What are the processes to trade forex options on most liquid currency pairs, and what are some strategies for success?
  58. Top Exchange Rates Pegged To The U.S. Dollar

    From the end of World War II until around 1971, all countries in the IMF pegged their currencies to the U.S. dollar. Today, ...
  59. The Evolution Of A Retail Trader

    How do you evolve as a trader? If you are new to forex trading, do yourself a favor and find an education that fits your ...
  60. The Basics Of Forex Algorithmic Trading

    Much of the growth in algorithmic trading in Forex markets over the past years has been due to algorithms automating certain ...
  61. Understand the Indirect Effects of Exchange Rates

    Exchange rates have a tremendous influence on the economy. Exchange rates can indirectly affect many of the most important ...
  62. Top U.S Forex News Sites

    Breaking news moves forex markets. Here are the top U.S. sites for tracking forex news.
  63. How To Invest In The Swiss Franc

    The Swiss franc is one of the safe havens of the investing world. Learn how invest through ETFs, forex, futures, and binary ...
  64. Is The Swiss Franc A Good Investment?

    Individual investors, businesses, financial institutes and even countries have been keeping their money in Swiss francs. ...
  65. Pros & Cons Of Dollar Cost Averaging

    The dollar-cost averaging approach helps investors avoid market timing but they give up some potential for higher returns.
  66. What Makes the EUR/USD A Risky Trade Now?

    What are the current risks of trading the EUR/USD pair? The Fed may raise interest rates this summer and the ECB has begun ...
  67. Volatility In The Yen Has Brought On Big Changes

    There's a difference between translation effects and the real effects that FX swings bring. We look at the difference, and ...
  68. How To Lock In An Exchange Rate

    Currency risk can be effectively hedged by locking in an exchange rate through the use of currency futures, forwards, options, ...
  69. The Pros & Cons Of A Strong Dollar

    As the U.S. economy has emerged from the Great Recession, the strength of the U.S. dollar has also improved.
  70. The Gold Standard Versus Fiat Currency

    What do "gold standard" and "fiat system" mean for currencies and economies? Investopedia explores the history of the gold ...
  71. Will Greece Ever Pay Off Its Debt?

    Greece's ability to pay off its debt has less to do with having enough assets and more to do with the benevolence of its ...
  72. Is Bitcoin Mining Still Profitable?

    Recent changes in technology and the creation of professional mining centers individual miners are asking themselves, is ...
  73. Top Economic Factors That Depreciate The $US

    A variety of factors contribute to currency depreciation, including monetary policy, inflation, demand for currency, economic ...
  74. The Pros & Cons Of A Forex Trading Career

    Trading foreign currencies can be lucrative, but there are many risks. Investopedia explores the pros and cons of forex trading ...
  75. Putin Says Russian Economy Healing - Is He Right?

    Putin claims the Russian economy has turned the corner. Is he right or is it just the oil price?
  76. How the UK Makes Money

    The United Kingdom has one of the strongest economies in the world thanks to the strength of its services, manufacturing ...
  77. Best Ways To Protect Your Bitcoins

    Just like any other valuable asset, its important to keep your bitcoins safe. Here are few ways to protect bitcoins from ...
  78. 10 Cities Leading Bitcoin Adoption

    An overview of the global cities leading the way in using the virtual currency Bitcoin.
  79. Beware of these Five Bitcoin Scams

    We look at five bitcoin scams and how to protect yourself from fraud.
  80. For Now, a Future Without Putin Seems Unlikely

    Putin's actions have alienated the West and led to harsh economic sanctions against his country, but his favorability remains ...
  81. Invest in Emerging Market Currencies with this ETF

    Why this emerging market currency ETF needs to be on your radar.
  82. What Is A Currency War And How Does It Work?

    We look at what a currency war is, what factors may lead to it, the impacts of such a strategy, and whether there is a currency ...
  83. An Introduction To Trading Forex Futures

    We explain what forex futures are, where they are traded, and the tools you need to successfully trade these derivatives. ...
  84. Why Governments Are Afraid Of Bitcoin

    Bitcoin is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network and cryptocurrency. Governments may fear Bitcoin because ...
  85. Where And How Should You Make Your First Trade?

    New traders should enter markets that offer the greatest opportunity for learning their craft while keeping risk at a minimum. ...
  86. Can The U.S Close Its Trade Deficit?

    The stronger dollar could have increased the U.S. trade deficit. Instead, economic growth issues abroad and falling oil prices ...
  87. The Top 10 Forex Brokers Regulated In The UK

    Overview of the regulation of forex, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the top 10 UK forex brokers that are FCA regulated.
  88. Countries Where Bitcoin Is Legal & Illegal

    Although bitcoin has been in existence for five years, most countries still do not have consistent laws regulating the cryptocurrency. ...
  89. How Forex Brokers Make Money

    Forex brokers set their prices based on commission, spread, or a combination of both. Traders have to be cautious in the ...
  90. Will The US Dollar Surpass The Euro?

    The euro is weakening as the European Union turns to quantitative easing to help its economic woes. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar ...
  91. Countries That Use The U.S. Dollar

    Here are the territories and countries that use the U.S. dollar as their official or quasi official currency.
  92. Brokerage Reviews: TradeStation Vs. Interactive Brokers

    These are among the most sophisticated brokers in the industry in terms of investment offerings, market access and technology.
  93. A Risky Maneuver To Jumpstart Japan's Economy

    Japan's government and the Bank of Japan are buying large amounts of government bonds in an effort to spark economic activity, ...
  94. North Korean Vs. South Korean Economies

    North Korea's economy is defined by its military ambitions and the humanitarian aid it receives, while South Korea is a world ...
  95. What Are IMF Special Drawing Rights?

    Technically, the SDR is neither a currency, nor a claim on the IMF itself.
  96. Understanding Negative Rates Of Europe's Central Banks

    We are currently seeing negative central bank deposit rates and government and corporate bonds with negative yields, but ...
  97. Top Investments for a Strong U.S. Dollar

    Looking to benefit from a strong U.S. dollar? Consider these stocks.
  98. Trade Forex Through Inside Day Breakout Strategy

    Inside day breakout is a popular strategy for forex trading. Here's how to recognize the patterns, entry/exit points and ...
  99. The Fed's Impact On Emerging Markets

    Higher US interest rates could make it more expensive for emerging market borrowers to service their debt commitments.
  100. Can Europe’s QE Be A Stimulus For U.S. Investors?

    Finding value in today’s markets has been difficult, so many investors are turning to opportunities outside of the U.S. But ...
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