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  1. The Worst-Performing Currencies of 2016

    Find out which foreign currencies struggled the most during the first seven months of 2016, and why the situation in Venezuela ...
  2. How Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Currencies

    Analyze the relationship between interest rates and currency devaluation. Examine the impact of negative rates and how further ...
  3. How Financial Spread-Betting Companies Make Money

    How to evaluate spread-betting companies and find the right broker.
  4. Why Goldman Thinks the U.S. Dollar Will Stay Strong

    Goldman analysts are bullish on companies that do business in the United States, in the face of a strengthening dollar and ...
  5. Venezuela's Food Shortage Explained

    Dire economic conditions in Venezuela have resulted in food shortages, hyperinflation, halted production and other serious ...
  6. Chart of the Week: Warming Up to Emerging Markets

    This week’s chart helps explain why we have upgraded our view on emerging market (EM) equities.
  7. Best Places to Go on a Strong Dollar in 2016

    Take advantage of the strong U.S. dollar by travelling to these three destinations, and discover new cultures and architectural ...
  8. Will Brexit and Cheap Sterling Hurt M&A in the UK?

    Britain's referendum to leave the European Union and a cheap pound sterling is having an impact on Britain's M&A industry.
  9. Chart of the Week: Will the Fed Disrupt the EM Party?

    This week’s chart helps explain why stronger U.S. jobs data fueled speculation earlier this month of more Federal Reserve ...
  10. 6 Fintech Firms Emerging in Israel (GE, BABA)

    Six emerging fintech firms in Israel are providing innovative solutions.
  11. These Countries Are Cheap Thanks to Declining Currency

    Discover the effect Brexit has had across global financial and currency markets. Learn why three major currencies have depreciated ...
  12. Create Your Own Trading Strategies

    Do-it-yourself trading can be very rewarding - both psychologically and for your wallet.
  13. How Did George Soros Get Rich?

    The Holocaust survivor made others wealthy on his way to becoming one of the richest people in the world.
  14. What Advisors Need to Know About Cryptocurrencies

    As Bitcoin and currencies like it grow in popularity, advisors should have a good grasp on how to explain them to clients. ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. Here's What Will Happen if the Euro Fails

    What might happen if the European Union stopped using the euro or if the entire eurozone dissolved back into pre-EU nationalism.
  17. How Currency Works

    Currency offers key advantages over economies based on direct trade. It provides sellers with a broader market for their ...
  18. 5 Countries Where the USD Is Commonly Accepted

    In these five countries, the U.S. dollar is either the official currency or is used alongside native currencies for transactions.
  19. China, Not Brexit, Is the Biggest Problem for the World

    Many experts consider China's currency and credit situation as the biggest global economic risk, not Britain's decision to ...
  20. One Place to Look for Income Now

    Find out why emerging market (EM) debt is enjoying robust returns this year.
  21. The 3 Biggest Spread-Betting Companies in the U.K.

    Learn about spread betting and the companies that have cornered the market in offering cutting-edge trading technologies ...
  22. Chart of The Week: 4 Reasons You Should Still Invest Abroad

    Though this year has not been a stellar one for many markets don’t be so quick to abandon investing outside the US. Here ...
  23. Up for Debate: Political Risk

    Managing political risks cost-effectively is difficult but today portfolio managers need to give it serious thought.
  24. Will Central Banks Look to New Tools?

    With a couple weeks to digest the Brexit vote, we see some key takeaways tied to the market rebound.
  25. The 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 ...
  26. How a Weaker Pound Could Absorb Market Shocks

    Markets remain nervous after Brexit, which sent the British pound plummeting. Yet, we point out some of the long-term benefits ...
  27. How Brexit Can Affect the European Economy

    Pay attention to the economic consequences for the European Union as a result of the Brexit, and compare the outcomes with ...
  28. Why the Purchasing Managers' Index Matters

    The Purchasing Managers' Index is a telling sign of the U.S. economy. But what is it?
  29. The Gold Standard Revisited

    Think the value of gold is unshakable? Read this chronicle of its rise and fall.
  30. What Causes A Currency Crisis?

    Find out what can cause a currency to collapse and what central banks can do to help.
  31. The History Of Money: Currency Wars

    Find out how conflicts have changed the role money plays in our lives.
  32. Gold: The Other Currency

    Throughout history, gold has held its value against paper currencies. Learn how it can help offset market risks.
  33. Which Companies Will Thrive on the Yuan

    Explore the debate on whether a fed rate hike or the exchange rate of the Chinese yuan is more important, including their ...
  34. How Brexit Can Impact the Euro and the U.S. Dollar

    Find out why Brexit could threaten the short-term stability of the British pound sterling and the euro, and why the U.S. ...
  35. Is China a Red Flag to U.S. Equities?

    Explore the red flag warnings coming from China, including escalating debt, the rapid increase of nonperforming loans and ...
  36. What Happens to Scotland and Wales After Brexit?

    A possible Brexit from the EU could put Scottish independence back on the table after 2016, and may even compromise the entire ...
  37. More Bad News for Ackman? (PSHZF)

    Discover reasons why Bill Ackman's Pershing Square may suffer again in 2016 due to Saudi Arabia's move to ban derivatives ...
  38. How the Strong Dollar Impacts Hedge Funds (MNGPY)

    Learn why the U.S. dollar rallied in May 2016. Discover how a rising dollar impacts hedge funds, and become aware of why ...
  39. Why the Dollar Can't Help U.S. Banks

    Learn why a strong dollar should produce benefits for the largest U.S. banks, but why those benefits are likely to be offset ...
  40. 8 High Risk Investments That Could Double Your Money

    8 high-risk investment vehicles that can double investors' funds.
  41. Is China Joining the Plunge Protection Team?

    Learn why official measurements may understate the true amount of credit creation in China, and how China's economic problems ...
  42. Seth Klarman Predicts a Tough Road Ahead for MU,PYPL

    In Q1, billionaire hedge fund manager Seth Klarman reduced his stake in PYPL while completely selling out of PYPL. Let's ...
  43. Will South Korea Devalue the Won?

    Learn why the largest countries in Asia are devaluing their currencies. Discover how South Korea may respond and what this ...
  44. Economic Factors That Affect The Forex Market

    Knowing the factors and indicators to watch will help you keep pace in the competitive and fast-moving world of forex.
  45. 5 Key Takeaways From the Brexit Vote

    We see five key takeaways from the UK’s 52% to 48% vote to break with the European Union (EU), and the lasting consequences ...
  46. 3 Investments Under $500 That Are Potentially Worth Millions

    Find out the various ways an investor can invest just an initial $500 or less, and eventually parlay that initial investment ...
  47. 3 Top British Pound ETFs Suffer After Brexit Vote

    ETFs focused specifically on the British pound (GBP) have taken a beating on the heels of Britain's 'leave' vote.
  48. How the Brexit Could Affect U.S. Investors

    Learn what Brexit is, who supports and opposes it, and when the referendum is to be held. Discover the possible consequences ...
  49. 5 Reasons Why Currency Manipulation Matters for Average Investors

    Find out why the Treasury Department identified five potential offenders of currency manipulation, and see how this affects ...
  50. If Brexit Occurs Here's How You Should Invest

    As the Brexit vote approaches, here's how to ride the volatility.
  51. Yellen to Consider Brexit Repercussions At Fed Meeting

    Yellen has also remarked that a Brexit could change expectations and the appetite for risk among U.S. investors.
  52. Did the G20 Agree on a New Plaza Accord in Shanghai?

    Learn all about a possible secret "Plaza Accord" made at the Shanghai G20 meetings to intervene and push the U.S. dollar ...
  53. Why PIMCO Says China's Growth Is Capped

    Examine five factors that limit PIMCO's forecasts for GDP growth in China. How do real estate, equity markets, policy efficacy, ...
  54. 3 Reasons Why Company Earnings Have Been Weak

    Discover how to gain insight on why corporate earnings are weak and the factors affecting their near-term outlook, and how ...
  55. This Central Bank Owns U.S. Equities Worth 20% of GDP

    Discover more about Swiss National Bank's holdings of financial assets, and look into its recent accumulation of foreign ...
  56. Is China Getting Nervous About a U.S. Rate Hike?

    Learn about China’s recent economic history. Discover the likely economic implications of rising U.S. interest rates on the ...
  57. The Market Plays a (Fed) Waiting Game

    In this article, we talk about the outlook on equity markets, the path for Fed rate hikes, and the U.S. consumer and retail ...
  58. Global Utilities: Exploring Revenue Trends & Fundamentals

    Analyze global revenue exposure in the utilities sector to learn about the impact of currency, regulation and economic growth ...
  59. Chart of the Week: Why It’s Time for Caution?

    This week’s chart helps illustrate why we’re taking a more cautious view of global equities over the near term.
  60. 3 Reasons Not to Give Up on China (yet)

    Negative sentiment has focused on China’s debt level, slowing growth and sluggish implementation of reforms. But there are ...
  61. Growth in Australia? 3 Thoughts from PIMCO

    Learn how Australia avoided recession after the global financial crisis. Discover PIMCO's thoughts on Australia's growth ...
  62. Global Consumer Durables: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Examine geographic revenue data from the consumer durables sector to identify catalysts and trends.
  63. TIPS: Deflated Expectations, Inflated Opportunity?

    Prices for U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) suggest inflation will be the same over the next 10 years ...
  64. Global Energy: Exploring Revenue Trends & Fundamentals

    Examine global energy sector revenue data by country and region, and identify geographical trends and analyze forecasts related ...
  65. A Dollar That Stays Within the Lines

    Find out how a range-bound U.S. dollar could contribute to a renewed focus on company and sector fundamentals.
  66. The Europe Behind the Headlines

    April was far from the cruelest month for investors. Most will have felt sentiment improve behind equities, high-yield bonds, ...
  67. 3 Things You Should Know About Factor Investing

    Learn about factor strategies in data and technology to give all investors access to time-tested investment ideas, once only ...
  68. Global Technology: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Analyze geographical revenue exposure data in the technology sector and determine which economic factors are driving revenue ...
  69. Gold is Glittering in 2016: Here are 4 Reasons Why (GLD)

    Gold surged 17% in the first quarter of 2016, its biggest quarterly gain in three decades. Here are four reasons why gold ...
  70. PIMCO Report: 3 Thoughts on Recession

    Find out what PIMCO's March 2016 Macro Perspectives report says about the likelihood of recession in 2016 and the years thereafter.
  71. To Correctly Predict the Fed’s Policy Path, Watch This

    The Federal Reserve (Fed) left policy unchanged last week, continuing a “wait-and-see” approach appropriate for today’s global ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. Re-Emerging Markets?

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

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

    Examine Microsoft's historic and forecast earnings. Analyze the factors driving recent EPS performance and shaping consensus ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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, ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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?
  84. Is Ethereum More Important Than Bitcoin?

    What is Ethereum and why is it interesting?
  85. 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.
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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?
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
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