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  1. Why the Small Cap Rally May Fizzle

    We describe what has driven the small cap rally, and explain why its days may be numbered.
  2. What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for Bond Markets Long Term

    Bonds sold off after Donald Trump's surprise election win. What could the election results mean for bond markets over the ...
  3. Chart of the Week: What 3Q Earnings Could Mean for U.S. Stocks

    The S&P 500 has been in a holding pattern since June. Will third-quarter earnings reports trigger an upward breakout? We ...
  4. Top 6 Books to Learn About Bitcoin

    Bitcoin, which may be the future of money, is a digital currency with over $9 billion in circulation. Here are six books ...
  5. Introduction to Types of Trading: Technical Traders

    Learn about the different traders and explore in detail the broader approach that looks to the past to predict the future. ...
  6. How the U.S. Dollar Became the World's Reserve Currency

    The U.S. dollar was first minted in 1914. Find out what occurred during the last century to make the U.S. dollar the world's ...
  7. Why the Correlation Between the Dollar and Equities Is Weakening (SPY, UUP)

    The correlation between U.S. dollars and equities can change based on macroeconomic conditions. Understanding the causes ...
  8. Why U.S. Dollars Aren't Accepted in Canada

    Is the U.S. dollar accepted in Canada? Learn about the legal and practical aspects of using U.S. dollars in Canadian transactions.
  9. Why Having a Strong Currency Is Like Holding a Hot Potato

    Strong currencies can create complicated situations for nations and policymakers, especially when central banks use divergent ...
  10. The Top 5 Investors Investing in Bitcoin

    Bitcoin is the world's leading digital cryptocurrency. Discover who is investing in bitcoin, which segments they are investing ...
  11. Why U.S. Dollars Are Accepted in Bermuda

    The island's proximity to the United States, its popularity with U.S. tourists and the presence of multinational companies ...
  12. What Would It Take for the U.S. Dollar to Collapse?

    Quantitative easing raised concerns about the dollar's vulnerability, but a review of the dollar's strengths and weaknesses ...
  13. Most Profitable Beer Companies of 2016

    AB InBev, Ambev, Heineken, Carlsberg and Molson Coors are among the largest brewers by sales volume and should deliver the ...
  14. How Bitcoin Spread Betting Works

    Bitcoin spread betting is a way to speculate on price movements of this cryptocurrency. This article explains the concept ...
  15. Top 5 Books to Become a Forex Trader

    These books are some of the best resources to learn about forex trading, covering everything from the basics of currency ...
  16. Top Exchange Rates Pegged To The U.S. Dollar

    From the end of World War II until around 1971, all countries in the IMF pegged their currencies to the U.S. dollar. Today, ...
  17. These Are The Best Hours To Trade the U.S. Dollar (USD)

    The best times to trade USD currency pairs are centered before and after economic releases in in the U.S. and cross-venues.
  18. Top 5 Books to Become a Professional Trader

    For people who want to learn how to trade and invest for themselves, there are a wealth of excellent books on trading available ...
  19. When Will Amazon Accept Bitcoin? (AMZN)

    Amazon has been reluctant to embrace digital currency for various reasons, though some reasons are pure speculation.
  20. Making Sense Of The EUR/CHF Relationship

    The strong correlation between EUR and CHF currency pairs is undeniable. Find out what it means for forex traders.
  21. These Are The Best Hours To Trade the Euro

    Six popular currency pairs and numerous secondary crosses offer euro traders a wide variety of short- and long-term opportunities. ...
  22. Best Places to Go on a Strong Dollar in 2016

    Take advantage of the strong U.S. dollar by traveling to these destinations for great value, and discover new cultures and ...
  23. What Is a Silver Certificate Dollar Bill Worth Today?

    Although a silver-certificate dollar bill no longer can be exchanged for silver, the date, grade and unique features make ...
  24. Why Gold Is Not a Hedge Against the Dollar

    Gold's returns can vary greatly based around what currency the investor is using for purchases.
  25. Weakest Currencies Against the U.S. Dollar in 2016

    Learn why these currencies are considered the weakest against the U.S. dollar for 2016. Discover the difference between absolute ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. How Financial Spread-Betting Companies Make Money

    How to evaluate spread-betting companies and find the right broker.
  29. 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 ...
  30. Venezuela's Food Shortage Explained

    Dire economic conditions in Venezuela have resulted in food shortages, hyperinflation, halted production and other serious ...
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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 ...
  34. 6 Fintech Firms Emerging in Israel (GE, BABA)

    Six emerging fintech firms in Israel are providing innovative solutions.
  35. 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 ...
  36. Create Your Own Trading Strategies

    Do-it-yourself trading can be very rewarding - both psychologically and for your wallet.
  37. 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.
  38. 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. ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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.
  41. How Currency Works

    Currency offers key advantages over economies based on direct trade. It provides sellers with a broader market for their ...
  42. 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.
  43. 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 ...
  44. One Place to Look for Income Now

    Find out why emerging market (EM) debt is enjoying robust returns this year.
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. Up for Debate: Political Risk

    Managing political risks cost-effectively is difficult but today portfolio managers need to give it serious thought.
  48. 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.
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. Why the Purchasing Managers' Index Matters

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

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

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

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

    Throughout history, gold has held its value against paper currencies. Learn how it can help offset market risks.
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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. ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 8 High Risk Investments That Could Double Your Money

    8 high-risk investment vehicles that can double investors' funds.
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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.
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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.
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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.
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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, ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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.
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. Global Consumer Durables: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Examine geographic revenue data from the consumer durables sector to identify catalysts and trends.
  85. 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 ...
  86. Global Energy: Exploring Revenue Trends & Fundamentals

    Examine global energy sector revenue data by country and region, and identify geographical trends and analyze forecasts related ...
  87. 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.
  88. 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, ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. Global Technology: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Analyze geographical revenue exposure data in the technology sector and determine which economic factors are driving revenue ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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.
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. Re-Emerging Markets?

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

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

    Examine Microsoft's historic and forecast earnings. Analyze the factors driving recent EPS performance and shaping consensus ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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.
  100. 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.
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