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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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, ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Is Bitcoin Mining Still Profitable?

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

    A variety of factors contribute to currency depreciation, including monetary policy, inflation, demand for currency, economic ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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?
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 10 Cities Leading Bitcoin Adoption

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

    We look at five bitcoin scams and how to protect yourself from fraud.
  14. 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 ...
  15. Invest in Emerging Market Currencies with this ETF

    Why this emerging market currency ETF needs to be on your radar.
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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. ...
  18. Why Governments Are Afraid Of Bitcoin

    Bitcoin is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network and cryptocurrency. Governments may fear Bitcoin because ...
  19. 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. ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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.
  22. 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. ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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, ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. What Are IMF Special Drawing Rights?

    Technically, the SDR is neither a currency, nor a claim on the IMF itself.
  30. 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 ...
  31. Top Investments for a Strong U.S. Dollar

    Looking to benefit from a strong U.S. dollar? Consider these stocks.
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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.
  34. 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 ...
  35. Benefits From A Tango Of China-US Trade and Debt

    China has been accumulating US debt for many decades. Here's why it continues to do so, and the risks and benefits of this ...
  36. Why The Swiss Franc Is So Strong

    We look at the recent and historic strength of the Swiss franc, as well as recent actions by the Swiss National Bank.
  37. How To Invest Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    Sometimes, when it comes to investing, we have to step outside of our comfort zone and use investment tools to express a ...
  38. 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.
  39. The 10 Riskiest Investments

    Investors seeking high returns must also be prepared for high risk. Here are ten of the riskiest investments available.
  40. 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 ...
  41. Why Are Consumers In Hesitation?

    Diverging monetary policy globally and a stronger dollar continued to be key drivers of the recent underperformance and last ...
  42. 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. ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. Is The Swiss Franc A Safe Haven?

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

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

    The safest currency in the world may surprise you.
  47. 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.
  48. Analyzing Risks On The Upcoming UK General Elections

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

    Day trading is an intense and often appealing activity. Investopedia provides the list of top financial instruments for day ...
  50. 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? ...
  51. 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.
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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.
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. Trading Forex With Binary Options

    Binary options are an alternative way, with a major advantage, for traders to play the forex market.
  57. 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 ...
  58. The Top 10 Forex Brokers for Beginners

    These ten forex brokers welcome new traders with user friendly educational tools and resources.
  59. 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 ...
  60. An ETF for Dollar Bulls: PowerShares UUB

    A look at PowerShares US Dollar Index Bullish Fund ETF.
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. Is Now the Right Time to Invest in the Euro?

    The euro has been falling...does that mean it's now a bargain?
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. What Is Online Trading Academy?

    Online Trading Academy educates individuals about stocks, forex, futures and options as well as investment strategies based ...
  67. 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. ...
  68. Is it Time to Buy Russian Rubles?

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

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

    What to expect for the world economy after the Swiss currency shock.
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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.
  73. Top US-Regulated Forex Brokers

    Who are the top regulated forex brokers in the USA to trade currencies? Here is a quick list.
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
  76. How Forex PAMM Accounts Work

    Among those interested in forex trading, PAMM account offers a good alternative without direct involvement. Here's how PAMM ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. The Most Popular Bitcoin Mining Software

    Success at mining bitcoins depends on the combination of time, knowledge, computer hardware and the complementary software. ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. Ways To Earn Bitcoins

    There are many ways to earn and own Bitcoins other than just buying them on a Bitcoin exchange.
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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) ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. How Bitcoin Casinos Work

    For those who don't just don't find bitcoin speculative enough, there are bitcoin casinos.
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. Bitcoin Is Taking A Nosedive

    Many believe Bitcoin has positively changed the landscape of the global markets. But investors holding this currency could ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. What Is Bitcoin's Intrinsic Value?

    What would bitcoin's price look like in the event of widespread adoption?
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. How To Calculate An Exchange Rate

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

    It is generally perceived that spread betting produces higher after-tax returns. However, this pre-conceived notion is not ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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?
  96. 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 ...
  97. Is the Iraqi Dinar Investment a Wise Investment?

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

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

    Canada, one of the wealthiest countries, is also one of the safest places to invest.
  100. 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.
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