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  1. Who Benefits From South Korea's Lowered Interest Rates?

    South Korea is the latest country to cut interest rates in an attempt to stimulate economic growth.
  2. The 10 Riskiest Investments

    Investors seeking high returns must also be prepared for high risk. Here are ten of the riskiest investments available.
  3. The Worst Performing Currencies Of 2015

    The U.S. dollar has strengthened over the past year while weakness in Europe and the former Soviet Union has led to declines ...
  4. Why Are Consumers In Hesitation?

    Diverging monetary policy globally and a stronger dollar continued to be key drivers of the recent underperformance and last ...
  5. Best Places To Go On A Strong Dollar In 2015

    The U.S. dollar is stronger than ever, which means that traveling abroad to certain countries will be easier on the wallet. ...
  6. Is Quantitative Easing Destroying The Euro?

    Quantitative easing being undertaken by the ECB to stabilize the Eurozone economies is sure to have some impact in decreasing ...
  7. Is The Swiss Franc A Safe Haven?

    We examine when and why there are runs on Swiss francs.
  8. Effects of OIS Discounting for Derivative Traders

    The use of OIS discounting has important implications for derivative valuations and could positively or negatively impact ...
  9. Why These Currencies are the Safest in the World

    The safest currency in the world may surprise you.
  10. Could Ukraine's Debt Crisis Destabilize The EU?

    A financial crisis in Ukraine could be a bigger threat to European security than the current financial crisis in Greece.
  11. Analyzing Risks On The Upcoming UK General Elections

    Rising UK political risk keeps investors funds on the sideline.
  12. Top Day Trading Instruments

    Day trading is an intense and often appealing activity. Investopedia provides the list of top financial instruments for day ...
  13. How A Strong Greenback Affects the Economy

    The fact that the strong dollar has an effect on the US economy is indisputable, but is the overall impact positive or negative? ...
  14. Bet On The Performance of Money Managers with a PAMM Account

    Looking for forex brokers offering PAMM accounts for hassle free trade profits? Here is a list of PAMM account forex brokers.
  15. Understanding Peer-to-Peer Foreign Currency Exchange

    Peer-to-peer (P2P) foreign currency exchange platforms safely connect individuals to swap currencies. With no bank or broker ...
  16. The Best Way To Approach The Currency Hedge

    Currency is going to continue to be an important factor in investment choices, particularly as the dollar strengthens.
  17. Does A Junk Rating Reflect Russia's Fundamentals?

    Moody’s, like other credit rating agencies, has downgraded Russia’s sovereign debt rating to non-investment grade, but does ...
  18. Hedged ETFs That Help You Cushion Currency Impact

    If you’re an investor holding non-U.S. assets, the returns on your investments will be affected when you translate your investment ...
  19. Trading Forex With Binary Options

    Binary options are an alternative way, with a major advantage, for traders to play the forex market.
  20. The Impact Of Venezuela's Bolivar Exchange Rates

    Venezuela's complex exchange rate system has been a major cause of its economic woes. We examine the impacts, and the supply ...
  21. The Top 10 Forex Brokers for Beginners

    These ten forex brokers welcome new traders with user friendly educational tools and resources.
  22. A Ban On SWIFT Could Hit Russia Where It Hurts Most

    A SWIFT ban on Russia could have a crippling effect on its debt-servicing ability and overall economy, and just might force ...
  23. An ETF for Dollar Bulls: PowerShares UUB

    A look at PowerShares US Dollar Index Bullish Fund ETF.
  24. How To Take Advantage Of A Stronger U.S. Dollar?

    If you are invested in the market, you will feel the effects of a stronger dollar, especially if overseas interests are part ...
  25. Canadian Dollar Continues To Drop, But Why?

    The Canadian dollar-US dollar exchange rate is positively related to oil prices partly due to crude oil's big share of Canada's ...
  26. Is Now the Right Time to Invest in the Euro?

    The euro has been falling...does that mean it's now a bargain?
  27. Bet Against The Euro With EUO ETF

    Investors who believe that the euro will continue to fall in value can gain short exposure to the euro through the ProShares ...
  28. The Pros and Cons of a Weak Euro

    The lingering Eurozone crisis has caused the euro to decline against the U.S. dollar. Who are the real winners and losers ...
  29. What Is Online Trading Academy?

    Online Trading Academy educates individuals about stocks, forex, futures and options as well as investment strategies based ...
  30. Greedy on the Dollar? See This Leveraged ETN

    There are several ways to play the rise in the U.S. Dollar, and the UUPT ETN is definitely one way to consider playing it. ...
  31. Is it Time to Buy Russian Rubles?

    Does the Russian Ruble now present an opportunity? Or is there more pain to come?
  32. Why Switzerland Scrapped the Euro

    Why did the Swiss scrap its peg to the Euro and what impact will it have globally?
  33. What to Expect After the Swiss Currency Shock

    What to expect for the world economy after the Swiss currency shock.
  34. Sanctions & Falling Oil Prices Hit Ruble Hard

    Russia, through its aggressive actions, has brought upon itself sanctions which, coupled with falling oil prices, have adversely ...
  35. Navigating The Labyrinthine US Regulations For Forex Brokers

    Forex is, understandably, tightly regulated. We offer a peek into forex regulations in the US and other countries.
  36. Top US-Regulated Forex Brokers

    Who are the top regulated forex brokers in the USA to trade currencies? Here is a quick list.
  37. The Top Uses For P2P Currency Exchange

    Peer-to-peer (P2P) currency exchange networks offer a viable and cheaper alternative for buying and selling currencies.
  38. Steps To Open An Offshore Forex Account

    Here is a simple breakdown of how to open an offshore forex account for US-based users, including legal requirements.
  39. How Forex PAMM Accounts Work

    Among those interested in forex trading, PAMM account offers a good alternative without direct involvement. Here's how PAMM ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. The Most Popular Bitcoin Mining Software

    Success at mining bitcoins depends on the combination of time, knowledge, computer hardware and the complementary software. ...
  42. How to Build A Forex Trading Model

    Forex trading markets work 24/7, providing ample opportunities to make profitable trades. How can you build a profitable ...
  43. Ways To Earn Bitcoins

    There are many ways to earn and own Bitcoins other than just buying them on a Bitcoin exchange.
  44. A Look At The Most Popular Bitcoin Exchanges

    The Bitcoin exchanges today claim to have learned from Mt. Gox and present themselves as advanced models with better security ...
  45. End of Fed's Bond-Buying Program: 7 Things To Know

    This article helps investors understand the economic and financial effects that result when a central bank (like the Fed) ...
  46. Stores Where You Can Buy Things With Bitcoins

    One reason some people are wary of Bitcoin is they're not sure what to do with it other than buy and hold. But the Bitcoin ...
  47. How Bitcoin Casinos Work

    For those who don't just don't find bitcoin speculative enough, there are bitcoin casinos.
  48. A Guide To Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index

    If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of the Japanese economy and stock market pay attention to the bellwether Nikkei ...
  49. How Has The Iraqi Dinar Been Trading Amidst Political Turmoil?

    Watch the market rate of the Iraqi dinar, as it will be a better gauge of market sentiment for the currency than the auction ...
  50. Bitcoin Is Taking A Nosedive

    Many believe Bitcoin has positively changed the landscape of the global markets. But investors holding this currency could ...
  51. Forex Exotic Currency Trading: Risks & Rewards

    Exotic currencies are off the beaten path and are not for novices, but experienced forex investors might find the high risk-reward ...
  52. What Is Bitcoin's Intrinsic Value?

    What would bitcoin's price look like in the event of widespread adoption?
  53. Understanding The Spread in Retail Currency Exchange Rates

    Understanding how exchange rates are calculated and shopping around for the best rates may mitigate the effect of wide spreads ...
  54. Top Ten Reasons Not to Invest In The Iraqi Dinar

    Before you plunk down your hard-earned dollars for the Iraqi dinar, here are our Top Ten reasons why you should not invest ...
  55. How To Calculate An Exchange Rate

    Struggling to get a grasp on exchange rates? Here's what you need to know.
  56. Risks in Financial Spread Betting

    It is generally perceived that spread betting produces higher after-tax returns. However, this pre-conceived notion is not ...
  57. Basics For Buying And Investing In Bitcoin

    Bitcoin continues to experience growth in both users and merchants, generating a common question - how can you be part of ...
  58. What Would Have To Happen For The Iraqi Dinar To Become A Stable Investment?

    What factors would cause price changes in the controversial Iraqi dinar?
  59. The Best Places To Exchange Currency

    Unexpected fees for changing currency can blow your foreign-travel budget. Follow these strategies to avoid them as much ...
  60. Is the Iraqi Dinar Investment a Wise Investment?

    The Iraqi dinar is a hot investment--but is it a wise one?
  61. Understanding Financial Spread Betting

    Investopedia explains the logic behing financial spread betting.
  62. Toronto Stock Exchange: Safest Investment In The World?

    Canada, one of the wealthiest countries, is also one of the safest places to invest.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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 ...
  66. Will OIS Replace LIBOR?

    LIBOR manipulation by large banks during the financial crisis has raised serious doubts about the interest rate's reliability. ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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, ...
  69. How The Forex "Fix" May Be Rigged

    When it comes to forex, some types of "fixes" are legal. But some really aren't.
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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, ...
  73. 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.
  74. Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles

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

    Position sizing will account for the quickest and most magnified returns that a trade can generate.
  76. 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 ...
  77. Exchange Rate Risk: Economic Exposure

    Investopedia explains: In the present era of increasing globalization and heightened currency volatility, changes in exchange ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. How To Pay Your Forex Broker

    Three types of commissions are used in this market. Learn how to get the best deal.
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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, ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. The International Fisher Effect: An Introduction

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

    Moving from equities to currencies requires you to adjust how you interpret quotes, margin, spreads and rollovers.
  87. 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. ...
  88. How Currency Works

    Currency offers key advantages over economies based on direct trade. It provides sellers with a broader market for their ...
  89. The Future Of Cryptocurrency

    The emergence of Bitcoin has sparked a debate about its future and that of other cryptocurrencies. Despite Bitcoin’s recent ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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. ...
  94. The Basics of Forex Leveraging

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

    Bitcoin is a digital currency that exists almost wholly in the virtual realm, unlike physical currencies like dollars and ...
  96. 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.
  97. What Causes A Currency Crisis?

    Find out what can cause a currency to collapse, and what central banks can do to help.
  98. 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.
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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.
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