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  1. A Window of Opportunity for Emerging Market Assets

    This week’s chart shows why we are in a sweet spot for emerging market (EM) assets with a weakening U.S. dollar, a rebound ...
  2. Re-Emerging Markets?

    If you're wondering when will the emerging markets comeback be? Read on because is still young, but encouraging.
  3. Global Transportation: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Explore the geographic trends in global transportation sector revenues, and discover the factors that influence revenue contribution ...
  4. Microsoft Stock: An Earnings Case Study (MSFT)

    Examine Microsoft's historic and forecast earnings. Analyze the factors driving recent EPS performance and shaping consensus ...
  5. 4 Reasons Currency Hedging is Important

    Learn how currency hedging can help reduce exchange rate risk for a portfolio of foreign stocks. Consider the cost of hedging ...
  6. The Top ETFs for a Rebound in Financials (XLF,PGF)

    Financials have been hit hard. Here's how to play it if you think a bottom is approaching.
  7. 3 Themes That Will Shape Markets This Quarter

    Fears of a global recession hit markets hard at the start of the year. Yet the anxiety has waned.
  8. Is the Fed On the Right Track?

    Find out why the Federal Reserve (Fed) missed its window to raise interest rates nearly three years ago, when conditions ...
  9. The Brazilian Real: A Case Study (PBR)

    Take a five-year tour with the Brazilian real (BRL), a currency that has seen more than its fair share of ups and downs, ...
  10. Where Will Currencies Go From Here?

    We discuss the factors behind these 3 trends: a rising U.S. dollar, a selloff in EM currencies and a weakening yuan, and ...
  11. How Is the Bank of Japan Monetizing Government Debt?

    With its massive QE program and more recent adoption of negative interest rates, it looks like the BOJ is monetizing the ...
  12. Yuan vs. RMB: Understanding the Difference

    Is renminbi or yuan the right name for Chinese currency—and more importantly, what are the issues revolving around it today?
  13. Is Ethereum More Important Than Bitcoin?

    What is Ethereum and why is it interesting?
  14. Bulls vs. Bears: Where Does the Yuan Go From Here?

    You can find bulls and bears for any investment, but the debate on where the yuan is heading takes it to an extreme.
  15. 6 Countries to Visit with a Strong Dollar in 2016

    The dollar's value has increased substantially against other world currencies. That makes 2016 a great time to travel and ...
  16. 3 Factors Driving Gold Prices Higher in 2016 (GLD)

    Find out how uncertainty, interest rates and inflation expectations drove gold prices higher in early 2016 and why analysts ...
  17. The Biggest Losers From the U.S. Dollar Gaining Strength

    As the U.S. dollar continues to flex its muscle, many companies stand to benefit but also, an assortment of others stand ...
  18. 5 Reasons West Pharmaceutical Services Should Be Shorted (WST)

    Discover why declining fundamentals, currency woes, high valuations and recent performance have set West Pharmaceutical stock ...
  19. Jim Rogers Sees 100% Chance of Recession

    Jim Rogers sees a 100% chance of recession within the next year. Why? And how is he planning for it?
  20. Long on Oil? Buy Canadian Dollars

    Discover why investing in the Canadian dollar can give investors exposure to the crude oil market without the risks of futures ...
  21. A Guide to Boeing and Its Stock Price (BA)

    Understand how China's slowing economic growth and weakening currency against the U.S. dollar are to blame for Boeing's lackluster ...
  22. How Not to Invest: The Swiss National Bank (SNBN)

    Learn what not to do by following the curious and sometimes suspicious actions of one of the world's most aggressive central ...
  23. Why Is the Chinese Yuan Pegged?

    Explore China's currency peg, which has helped Asia's largest economy enjoy robust growth and continued prosperity by making ...
  24. The Collapse of Oil, the weak Ruble and Sanctions Hammer Russia

    The world's largest energy exporter, Russia, is experiencing negative growth as a result of depressed oil prices, a weakening ...
  25. 4 ETFs To Trade the Euro (FXE, ULE)

    Learn how investors can utilize ETFs to trade major currencies such as the euro without the requirement of having a separate ...
  26. 5 Emerging Markets Currencies to Consider in 2016

    Take a look at five emerging market currencies that could show strength in 2016, despite expectations that most emerging ...
  27. Why Greece, Oil and China Affect the Mexican Peso

    Discover how oil, Greece and China have all played a part in the rapid devaluation of the Mexican peso compared to other ...
  28. The 6 Strongest Currencies Vs. The U.S. Dollar in 2016

    Learn about the world currencies that are stronger than the U.S. dollar, as of February 2016, as well as which factors have ...
  29. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  30. 3 PIMCO Thoughts on Central Banks in 2016

    Learn about PIMCO's outlook for central banks in Europe and the United Kingdom in 2016. Find out how inflation and GDP growth ...
  31. Is the TSX's Sell-off a Buying Opportunity?

    Contrarian investor waiting for a commodity bounce? Why not look north for some value plays?
  32. 6 Factors That Influence Exchange Rates

    An in depth look at out how a currency's relative value reflects a country's economic health and impacts your investment ...
  33. 3 Brexit Doomsday Scenarios

    Britain's population is set to vote for a British exit, or Brexit, from the EU in June of this year. While its supporters ...
  34. Currency Principle vs. Banking Principle: How Different?

    Understanding the difference between the currency principle and the banking principle helps to illustrate the most basic ...
  35. Why Does a Currency Fall Based on Megaevents?

    How does news of political developments, e.g. Brexit, impact currency valuations and economic developments? Investopedia ...
  36. How Oil Prices Will Affect Putin's Presidency

    Vladimir Putin's popularity as Russia's president remains resilient despite low oil prices that are wreaking havoc on an ...
  37. Why Are U.S. Companies Borrowing in Euros?

    U.S. companies with operations that need funding in Europe are likely to take advantage of lower European borrowing rates.
  38. How Effective Are Russian Sanctions ? (RSX)

    Russia’s Eurobond issuance is an important one to watch to get a sense where the sanctions regime is going next
  39. Here's How the SETLcoin Trade System Will Work

    Goldman Sachs is expected to launch its own cryptocurrency, SETLcoin, and a trade settlement system based on it. Here's how ...
  40. Cash vs. Stocks: How to Decide Which is Best

    Is it better to keep your money in cash or is a down market a good time to buy stocks at a lower cost?
  41. George Soros: 3 Best Investments Ever

    Learn about some of the most successful trades famed investor George Soros has made during his career, including a billion ...
  42. Is Living in Europe Cheaper than in America?

    Learn how living in Europe has financial advantages over living in the United States. Discover the benefits to take advantage ...
  43. 5 Places Where Your Travel Dollar Goes Furthest

    The dollar is pretty strong right now, but where is it strongest? Canada? South Africa? Europe? Here are five places to travel ...
  44. 3 Things About International Investing and Currency

    As world monetary policy continues to diverge rocking bottom on interest rates while the Fed raises them, expect currencies ...
  45. Will China Suffer a Fate Similar to That of the Soviet Union?

    Many parallels could be drawn between the former USSR and today's China, but the one similarity the CCP wants to avoid is ...
  46. 4 ETFs To Trade the Russian Ruble (RSX, ERUS)

    Discover which exchange-traded funds (ETFs) provide investors with the greatest exposure to the Russian ruble and learn about ...
  47. Four Currencies Under the Spotlight in 2016

    With currencies having become the “tail that wags the dog,” in terms of their impact on the global economy, these four currencies ...
  48. Chinese Currency Devaluation Hits Global Economy

    China's surprise currency devaluations have sent shock waves through the world. Here’s how they could impact the global economy.
  49. 3 Predictions for U.S. Stocks in 2016

    Read about predictions for the stock market in 2016. See how the energy sector and the biotech sector may be under pressure ...
  50. 2 Opportunities Amid Today’s Market Volatility

    As you prepare your portfolio for the market volatility ahead this year, here are a few investing ideas to consider.
  51. How 2016 Could Be A Disaster for These Currencies

    Tanking oil prices, slowing BRIC growth, and general instability do not bode well for these currencies.
  52. 3 ETF Strategies for Growth in Europe for 2016 (FXEU, DFE)

    Learn about the outlook for European economies and how European equities could be poised for a more prosperous 2016 than ...
  53. Bitcoin Is Dead? Not A Chance

    The price of the digital currency, Bitcoin, fell from around $450 to below $380 late last week following the departure of ...
  54. A Brief History of U.S. Banking Regulation

    From the establishment of the First Bank of the United States to Dodd-Frank, American banking regulation has followed the ...
  55. An Introduction To Swaps

    Learn how these derivatives work and how companies can benefit from them.
  56. Index Funds Explained

    Indexing strategies have been around for long, but many investors still don’t understand what a powerful tool they can be ...
  57. 4 Economic Challenges South Korea Faces in 2016

    Learn about the economic challenges South Korea faces in 2016. Discover the impacts of currency fluctuations, the Chinese ...
  58. What Drives The Price Of Gold?

    Gold prices are based on the economy and actual uses, but there are many other factors that dictate gold's perceived value. ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. The Two Biggest Flash Crashes of 2015

    A flash crash occurs when prices plunge in minutes, and then often recover just as quickly. Here are two major flash crashes ...
  61. The Hits and Misses of 2015

    While there was no shortage of misses in 2015, a year when most mainstream investments fared poorly, a number of hits came ...
  62. How The Russian Conflict Affects The Turkish Economy

    Is it time to pull money out of Turkey? Here’s how the conflict between Russia and Turkey, stemming from Turkey shooting ...
  63. How Bad Will It Get for Russia in 2016?

    With an economy that is highly dependent on oil and gas exports, the shrinking oil prices have hit Russia hard. This bad ...
  64. Cheap Currencies for Travel in 2016

    Discover three destinations with cheap currencies for travel in 2016, including one European country you can visit without ...
  65. Weakest Currencies against the U.S. Dollar in 2015

    The U.S. dollar has been pummeling other currencies, largely due to falling global commodity prices. Here are the worst performing ...
  66. China’s stock market plunges on weak manufacturing data and declining yuan

    China’s stock market was off to a poor start in the new year as the Shanghai Composite Index plunged by 7%.
  67. 3 Economic Challenges Japan Faces in 2016

    Understand the important challenges for Shinzo Abe and the Bank of Japan to help Japan's economy escape deflation in the ...
  68. If You Had Purchased $100 of Bitcoins in 2011

    Learn how an investment of $100 in bitcoin in 2011 would have performed over the years, and find out what your purchasing ...
  69. Can EM Debt Continue to Outperform?

    EM stocks and currencies have posted volatile and disappointing performance amid concerns about slowing global growth and ...
  70. The History Of Money: From Barter To Banknotes

    Money has been a part of human history for at least 3,000 years. Learn how it evolved.
  71. Bitcoin's Main Stumbling Block: Navigating The Law

    Coders created Bitcoin to be decentralized and independent of governments and banks. Authorities are still struggling to ...
  72. Top 7 Questions About Currency Trading Answered

    Whether you're puzzled by pips or curious about carry trades, your queries are answered here.
  73. FEZ: SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF

    Learn about FEZ, the Euro Stoxx 50 ETF. FEZ tracks the 50 largest companies in Europe, making it the Dow Jones Industrial ...
  74. UUP: PowerShares DB US Dollar ETF

    Discover how an ETF can be used to bet on multiple different currency futures contracts with the PowerShares DB Dollar Index ...
  75. YCS: ProShares UltraShort Yen ETF

    Learn about the ProShares UltraShort Yen, an inverse-leveraged exchange-traded fund based on the value of Japanese yen in ...
  76. UUP: Powershares DB US Dollar Bullish Fund ETF

    Explore information and detailed analysis of two popular currency exchange-traded funds, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Bullish ...
  77. Bretton Woods: How It Changed the World

    While the Bretton Woods system is no longer in place, it fundamentally changed the international monetary order.
  78. Chinese Yuan Devaluation Can Impact India

    Learn why China's unexpected devaluation in August 2015 of its national currency, the yuan renminbi, could impact India’s ...
  79. 5 Live Bitcoin Exchanges

    Learn about five of the largest bitcoin exchanges operating around the world in 2015, and discover the issues these exchanges ...
  80. Bitcoin's Price History

    Read about the volatility in the price of Bitcoin. Learn how the currency has seen major spikes and crashes, as well as differences ...
  81. Tracking Money Flow In The DJ Industrial Average (AAPL, MSFT)

    Tracking Dow money flow allows market players to identify the index components most likely to produce reliable profits.
  82. Will the Euro Continue to Rally? (EUO)

    The euro is rallying. Should investors chase this performance or is the real opportunity on the other side of the trade? ...
  83. 5 Most Bitcoin Friendly Countries

    Learn which countries are the most favorable for using bitcoin as of December 2015, as well as current trends for and against ...
  84. TUR: iShares MSCI Turkey ETF

    Learn about the iShares MSCI Turkey exchange-traded fund, which invests in a wide variety of companies' equities traded on ...
  85. 8 High Risk Investments That Could Double Your Money

    Learn about eight high-risk investment vehicles that can double the funds of investors looking to take on additional risk ...
  86. The 3 Best Canadian Dividend Stocks (CNQ)

    Learn about the state of the Canadian stock market and three Canadian dividend-paying stocks that are worth taking a look ...
  87. Is the Iraqi Dinar Investment a Wise Investment?

    The Iraqi dinar is a hot investment--but is it a wise one?
  88. 5 Foreign Currencies Americans Buy the Most

    Look at which currencies Americans buy the most for travel abroad and remittances, and how the current strength of the dollar ...
  89. Looking to Hedge on Currency Volatility? Consider...

    In an attempt to dampen down the impact of the stronger dollar, investors have been turning to currency hedged exchange traded ...
  90. Buying Euros as a Long-Term Investment: Risks and Rewards

    Learn about the potential risks and rewards of long term investing in the euro and the current status of the European Union's ...
  91. Buying Swiss Francs as a Long-Term Investment: Risks & Rewards

    Learn about the risks and rewards of investing long term in Swiss francs and the history of the Swiss franc's exchange rate ...
  92. Here's How You Calculate An Exchange Rate

    Struggling to get a grasp on exchange rates? Here's what you need to know.
  93. Understanding Donald Trump's Stance on China

    Find out why China bothers Donald Trump so much, and why the 2016 Republican presidential candidate argues for a return to ...
  94. How to Buy Chinese Yuan

    Discover the different options that are available to investors who want to obtain exposure to the Chinese yuan, including ...
  95. What Slow Global Growth Means for Portfolios

    While U.S. growth remains relatively resilient, global growth continues to slip.
  96. Will a Hike in Interest Rates Affect the US Dollar?

    Learn about how rising U.S. interest rates affect the U.S. dollar and where the dollar could be heading once the rising rate ...
  97. 9 Tricks Of The Successful Forex Trader

    These steps will make you a more disciplined, smarter and, ultimately, wealthier trader.
  98. An ETF for Dollar Bulls: PowerShares UUP

    A look at PowerShares US Dollar Index Bullish Fund ETF.
  99. 3 Simple Strategies For Euro Traders

    Euro traders can execute three simple but effective strategies that take advantage of repeating price action.
  100. 2 Investing Implications of Higher US Rates

    While U.S. economic data continue to come in mixed, the numbers still point to decent U.S. economic growth.
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