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  1. 8 High Risk Investments That Could Double Your Money

    8 high-risk investment vehicles that can double investors' funds.
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. If Brexit Occurs Here's How You Should Invest

    As the Brexit vote approaches, here's how to ride the volatility.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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, ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. Global Consumer Durables: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Examine geographic revenue data from the consumer durables sector to identify catalysts and trends.
  24. 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 ...
  25. Global Energy: Exploring Revenue Trends & Fundamentals

    Examine global energy sector revenue data by country and region, and identify geographical trends and analyze forecasts related ...
  26. 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.
  27. 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, ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. Global Technology: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Analyze geographical revenue exposure data in the technology sector and determine which economic factors are driving revenue ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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.
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. Re-Emerging Markets?

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

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

    Examine Microsoft's historic and forecast earnings. Analyze the factors driving recent EPS performance and shaping consensus ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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, ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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?
  45. Is Ethereum More Important Than Bitcoin?

    What is Ethereum and why is it interesting?
  46. 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.
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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?
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  62. 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 ...
  63. Is the TSX's Sell-off a Buying Opportunity?

    Contrarian investor waiting for a commodity bounce? Why not look north for some value plays?
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. Currency Principle vs. Banking Principle: How Different?

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

    How does news of political developments, e.g. Brexit, impact currency valuations and economic developments? Investopedia ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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.
  70. 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
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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?
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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.
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. An Introduction To Swaps

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

    Indexing strategies have been around for long, but many investors still don’t understand what a powerful tool they can be ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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. ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. Cheap Currencies for Travel in 2016

    Discover three destinations with cheap currencies for travel in 2016, including one European country you can visit without ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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%.
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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