1. Economics

    The Taylor Rule: An Economic Model For Monetary Policy

    This interest rate forecasting model has helped central banks around the world adjust their rates to balance out inflation.
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    Economics

    The International Fisher Effect: An Introduction

    The Fisher models have the ability to illustrate the expected relationship between interest rates, inflation and exchange rates.
  3. Economics

    Debt Monetization: A Nearsighted Government Policy?

    We look at whether this financial practice benefits a government in the long term.
  4. Bonds & Fixed Income

    The History Of The T-Bill Auction

    Learn how the U.S. found the perfect solution to its debt problems and ended up creating one of the largest markets in the world.
  5. Professionals

    Introduction To The Continuing Claims Report

    This weekly economic release contains important information concerning unemployment levels and insurance.
  6. Professionals

    Becoming A Chartered Market Technician

    The CMT certification involves three tough exams. Find out what you need to do in order to pass.
  7. Forex Education

    America's Loss Is The Currency Market's Gain

    The Smithsonian Agreement hurt the U.S. in the short-term, but was necessary in furthering real market-driven exchange rates.
  8. Options & Futures

    Spotting A Forex Scam

    Forex scams are more common than you think. We tell you how to spot them.
  9. Forex Education

    The Big Mac Index: Food For Thought

    You may have heard of this mouth-watering method of evaluating currencies, but make sure you know the whole story.
  10. Forex Education

    A Primer On Cross Currency Triangulation

    This method to transact business in euros while making profits at home is essential. Find out how it's done.
  11. Forex Education

    Trading With Gaussian Models Of Statistics

    The entire study of statistics originated from Gauss and allowed us to understand markets, prices and probabilities, among other applications.
  12. Forex Education

    History Of Coinage In The U.S.

    From the barter system to commemorative coins, we look at the history of U.S. money.
  13. Options & Futures

    The National Futures Association As Market Watchdog

    As the overseer of the commodities and futures industry, the NFA helps to protect investors from fraudulent futures activities.
  14. Forex Education

    Simple Vs. Exponential Moving Averages

    These technical indicators help investors to visualize trends by smoothing out price movements.
  15. Economics

    Tankan Survey Provides Clues To Japanese Economy

    This quarterly survey is crucial for assessing Japan's economic health.
  16. Trading Strategies

    Cashing In On A Commodities Boom

    They're hard to predict, but commodities cycles provide valuable information for traders.
  17. Forex Education

    The German ILO: Why It Matters To Traders

    Germany sets the standard and tone for business in Europe, which makes its economic releases a source of great interest to traders.
  18. Forex Education

    The International Money Market

    Banks, corporations, traders and speculators all use the IMM to borrow, lend, trade, profit, finance, speculate and hedge risks.
  19. Forex Education

    Schaff Trend: A Faster And More Accurate Indicator

    The Schaff Trend Cycle Indicator is forward-looking and generates signals much faster than old indicators like the MACD.
  20. Credit & Loans

    Treasury International Capital

    This important economic indicator can affect interest rates, dollar value and the bond markets.
  21. Forex Education

    The U.S. Dollar And The Yen: An Interesting Partnership ...

    In order to make the USD/JPY relationship more understandable, we must look at the yen in terms of treasury bonds.
  22. Forex Education

    Kairi Relative Index: The Forgotten Oscillator

    Though an older indicator, Kairi can still be a valuable tool for experienced investors.
  23. Insurance

    Understanding Japanese Keiretsu

    The structure of major companies in Japan is steeped in tradition and relationships.
  24. Forex Education

    The Louvre Accord: The Fight Against U.S. Dollar Deflation

    After the Plaza Accord, the U.S. dollar continuously declined. In an effort to put on the brakes, the G6 convened.
  25. Forex Education

    The Plaza Accord: The World Intervenes In Currency Markets

    In 1985, the G-5 nations signed an agreement to devalue the United States currency and correct the GDP. To an extent, it worked. But there were casualties.
  26. Forex Education

    The Most Reliable Indicator You've Never Heard Of

    The McGinley Dynamic Indicator isn't very well known, but it is a great way to discover market trends.