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  1. 3 Factors That Drive the U.S. Dollar

    We look at three important factors that affect U.S. dollar value, and how to determine when it's the right time to buy currency. ...
  2. Forex Trading: A Beginner's Guide

    Learn about the forex market and some beginner trading strategies to get started.
  3. How to Calculate an Exchange Rate

    Struggling to get a grasp on exchange rates? Here's what you need to know.
  4. Top 7 Questions About Currency Trading Answered

    Whether you're puzzled by pips or curious about carry trades, your queries are answered here.
  5. Why a Strong U.S. Dollar is Bad for Investors

    A strong U.S. dollar is bad news for most investors. Here are some ways to minimize your exposure.
  6. How to Become a Successful Forex Trader

    Discover a framework that will help you build your own profitable forex trading strategy.
  7. Stop Hunting With the Big Forex Players

    Learn to bank short-term profits by placing stops away from the crowd.
  8. The Forex Three-Session System

    Market hours for Tokyo, London and New York determine volatility peaks. Find out why.
  9. 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, ...
  10. A Trader's Guide to Using Fractals

    This reversal pattern can make sense of the seeming randomness of market movements and improve your trading.
  11. 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 ...
  12. 9 Tricks of the Successful Forex Trader

    These steps will make you a more disciplined, smarter and, ultimately, wealthier trader.
  13. Pivot Strategies: a Handy Tool for Forex Traders

    Make more educated trading decisions by identifying major turning points.
  14. Introducing Ichimoku Charts in Forex Trading

    Discover how this high-flying application can be used in forex trading.
  15. How To Place Orders With A Forex Broker

    Learn how to set each type of stop and limit when trading currencies.
  16. How Currency Fluctuations Impacted 2016 Wealth

    These countries were impacted the most by currency swings.
  17. 3 Reasons Why Countries Devalue Their Currency

    Ever since world currencies abandoned the gold standard and allowed their exchange rates to float freely against each other, ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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, ...
  24. 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.
  25. These Are The Best Hours To Trade the Euro (EURUSD)

    Six popular currency pairs and numerous secondary crosses offer euro traders a wide variety of short- and long-term opportunities. ...
  26. Why Goldman Thinks the U.S. Dollar Will Stay Strong (GS)

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

    Dire economic conditions in Venezuela have resulted in food shortages, hyperinflation, halted production and other serious ...
  28. Understanding Taxes on Physical Gold/Silver Investments

    Physical gold and silver holdings are taxed when sold-- here's how the cost basis is calculated, and ways you can offset ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. What Causes A Currency Crisis?

    Find out what can cause a currency to collapse and what central banks can do to help.
  32. How the U.S. Election Could Impact the Stock Market

    Discover why the next U.S. president, whether Trump or Clinton, will have significant influence over Wall Street, monetary ...
  33. Why Negative Interest Rates Are Not Working

    Find out why negative interest rate policies are failing because bond buyers do not want a negative yield and saturated borrowers ...
  34. 10 Countries With The Biggest Forex Reserves

    Without adequate reserves, a nation's economy can grind to a halt. Here are the 10 nations with the biggest forex reserves. ...
  35. 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.
  36. 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 ...
  37. Why the American Middle Class is Shrinking

    Discover why the American middle class is shrinking and why that is probably good thing, although the Fed might be funneling ...
  38. Why Interest Rates Have Been Low for So Long (GS, JPM)

    Learn of several competing explanations about why the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates so low in the United States ...
  39. Does Quantitative Easing (Q.E.) Add to Inequality?

    Learn about quantitative easing (QE) and whether or not this new central banking policy tool plays a role in helping or hindering ...
  40. 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, ...
  41. 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?
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. Negative Interest Rates: 4 Unintended Consequences

    If negative interest rates do, in fact, persist and become commonplace for both firms and individuals alike, there are a ...
  45. How Dollar Shave Club Grew to a 630M Valuation

    Dollar Shave Club's rapid rise to become a major player in the razor industry.
  46. Razor Wars: Gillette Vs. Harry's Vs. Dollar Shave Club

    Discover how the Dollar Shave Club, Harry's and Gillette Shaving Club compare, and find out about the different subscription ...
  47. 3 Thoughts on QE from Ray Dalio

    Learn what Ray Dalio, chairman of Bridgewater Associates, thinks about quantitative easing based on his 2016 article in the ...
  48. 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.
  49. Quantitative Easing Report Card in 2016

    Find out why quantitative easing has not worked, despite the best efforts of the Federal Reserve, and how it has fueled the ...
  50. Dollar Shave Club Review: Is It Worth It?

    Learn about the business model of the Dollar Shave Club, and find out whether the razor subscription company is a worthwhile ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. Dollar Tree Forces Wal-Mart to Think High-End (DLTR, WMT)

    Wal-Mart shouldn't compete with its low-end competitor Dollar Tree. Instead, the company should compete with its higher margin ...
  53. The Bretton Woods System: How It Changed The World

    While the Bretton Woods system is no longer in place, it fundamentally changed the international monetary order.
  54. Is the Iraqi Dinar Investment a Wise Investment?

    The Iraqi dinar is a hot investment--but is it a wise one?
  55. Why Interest Rates Affect Everyone

    Learn why interest rates are one of the most important economic variables and how every individual and business is affected ...
  56. The Hunger Games Economy: 5 Unanswered Questions About Panem

    The Hunger Games's fictitious nation of Panem has technology, black markets, and government. But, we know precious little ...
  57. Will a Hike in Interest Rates Affect the US Dollar?

    Learn about how rising U.S. interest rates affect the U.S. dollar and where the dollar could be heading once the rising rate ...
  58. 3 Simple Strategies For Euro Traders

    Euro traders can execute three simple but effective strategies that take advantage of repeating price action.
  59. Herd Instinct Often A Good Guide For Forex

    Use caution and commonsense when making trades according to herd instinct – use stop losses, avoid complacency and plan your ...
  60. Profit From Currency Spikes With This Memory-Of-Price Strategy Variation

    Use this single-entry strategy to capitalize on currency spikes by anticipating reversals.
  61. How CPI Affects the Dollar Against Other Currencies

    The Consumer Price Index is a broad measure of inflation, and inflation can have a dramatic impact on a currency's value ...
  62. How a Strong Dollar is Affecting Your International Investments

    It is important to remember, whenever you invest overseas, whether its equity or capital, you are betting on both the performance ...
  63. How Monetary Policy Impacts Income Inequality

    Income inequality is growing. Does monetary policy have a critical impact on its widening gap?
  64. How Successful Forex Traders Manage Profits

    How to balance anticipated vs. confirmed trades to manage potential profits and lower risks.
  65. Calculating the Value of Basis Points in Excel

    A discussion of basis points as well as basis point calculations using Excel.
  66. Why the Euro Failed to Become the World's Reserve Currency

    Examine the current state of the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency; learn the major reasons why the euro has failed ...
  67. These Are the Most Famous Forex Traders Ever

    The five most famous forex traders share common virtues such as strong self-confidence.
  68. The Best Hours To Trade the Mexican Peso (MXN, USD)

    The best times to trade the Mexican peso are centered around economic releases, typically in the morning hours.
  69. Will a Rate Hike Appreciate The Dollar Even More? (USD, DXY)

    Many market participants expect the US Dollar to rise after the start of the next rate hike cycle.
  70. How Much Leverage Is Right for You in Forex Trades

    It isn’t economics or global finance that trip up first-time forex traders. Instead, a basic lack of knowledge on how to ...
  71. 3 Reasons The Mexican Peso Is So Liquid (MXN, USD)

    Mexico's vast petroleum reserves and close proximity to the United States add considerable liquidity to the Mexican peso.
  72. The Secret to Forex Trading: Limit the Downside

    The odds against becoming a profitable Forex trader are high, but many small investors still try to tame this beast.
  73. Is the Strong Dollar Hurting U.S. Retail?

    The value of the U.S. dollar has strengthened considerably through 2015.
  74. This Is How 3 Investors Made a Billion Dollars

    Read about three major hedge fund managers who are worth at least $1 billion and who made large amounts of money on a single ...
  75. Top Spread-Betting Strategies

    What are the most commonly followed spread-betting strategies (in countries where it's legal)?
  76. Traveling Abroad? Get the Best Exchange Rates

    When you exchange currencies, here’s how to make sure you are getting top value on the trade.
  77. The Chinese Devaluation of the Yuan

    Just over one week ago the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) surprised markets with three consecutive devaluations of the yuan, ...
  78. These Are The Best Hours To Trade the British Pound

    The best times to trade the British pound are centered around economic releases at 1:30 am, 2:00 am, 8:30 am and 10:00 am ...
  79. A Day In The Life of A Professional Forex Trader

    The professional forex trader lives an affluent lifestyle but pays the price with many hours of research and market watching.
  80. How To Avoid Exchange Rate Risk

    What are the best strategies to avoid exchange rate risk when trading?
  81. Penny Stocks Vs. Forex: Which Is Right for You?

    Learn more about penny stock trading and forex market trading, and why each investment class appeals to different types of ...
  82. Forex or Stock Trading: Which Is Right For You?

    Even though the odds favor stock trading, forex trading has several advantages to offer a particular type of investor.
  83. How To Use Fibonacci To Trade Forex

    Fibonacci offers a perfect fit with forex strategies, locating hidden support and resistance levels that translate into high ...
  84. 5 Ways to Get Funding For Your Billion-Dollar Idea (FB)

    Understand how current billion-dollar companies gone about funding. Learn about five funding strategies to fund a billion ...
  85. Can Forex Trading Make You Rich?

    Forex trading may be profitable for hedge funds or unusually skilled currency traders, but for average retail traders, forex ...
  86. How Petrodollars Affect The U.S. Dollar

    We examine the rise of petrodollars, their influence on the USD as a global reserve currency, and their effects on the U.S. ...
  87. Best Banks to Stash My Million Dollars

    Get the richest perks and red carpet treatment for you and your money from these financial institutions.
  88. How Undervalued Is The Yuan?

    Some argue that the large U.S. trade deficits over the past 15 years are primarily due to currency management by U.S. trading ...
  89. Strategies For Forex Algorithmic Trading

    Algorithmic trading strategies, such as auto hedging, statistical analysis, algorithmic execution, direct market access and ...
  90. Trading Forex Options: Process And Strategy

    What are the processes to trade forex options on most liquid currency pairs, and what are some strategies for success?
  91. The Evolution Of A Retail Trader

    How do you evolve as a trader? If you are new to forex trading, do yourself a favor and find an education that fits your ...
  92. The Basics Of Forex Algorithmic Trading

    Much of the growth in algorithmic trading in Forex markets over the past years has been due to algorithms automating certain ...
  93. Understand the Indirect Effects of Exchange Rates

    Exchange rates have a tremendous influence on the economy. Exchange rates can indirectly affect many of the most important ...
  94. Is The Swiss Franc A Good Investment?

    Individual investors, businesses, financial institutes and even countries have been keeping their money in Swiss francs. ...
  95. Pros & Cons Of Dollar Cost Averaging

    The dollar-cost averaging approach helps investors avoid market timing but they give up some potential for higher returns.
  96. What Makes the EUR/USD A Risky Trade Now?

    What are the current risks of trading the EUR/USD pair? The Fed may raise interest rates this summer and the ECB has begun ...
  97. Top 10 Stocks Under $10 Dollars In 2015

    Looking for value investment in stocks under $10? Investopedia provides a list of $10 high-potential stocks trading under ...
  98. The Impact of Exchange Rates on Japan's Economy

    There's a difference between translation effects and the real effects that FX swings bring. We look at the difference, and ...
  99. 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, ...
  100. 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.
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