Forex History

  1. Bretton Woods: How It Changed the World

    While the Bretton Woods system is no longer in place, it fundamentally changed the ...
  2. The Most Famous Forex Traders Of All Time

    The five most famous forex traders share common virtues such as strong self-confidence.
  3. What Are IMF Special Drawing Rights?

    Technically, the SDR is neither a currency, nor a claim on the IMF itself.
  4. Who Benefits From South Korea's Lowered Interest ...

    South Korea is the latest country to cut interest rates in an attempt to stimulate ...
  5. How The Forex "Fix" May Be Rigged

    When it comes to forex, some types of "fixes" are legal. But some really aren't.
  6. Why China's Currency Tangos With The USD

    Investopedia explains: It takes two to tango, but unless both partners move in perfect ...
  1. Who Benefits From South Korea's Lowered Interest ...

    South Korea is the latest country to cut interest rates in an attempt to stimulate ...
  2. How Currency Works

    Currency offers key advantages over economies based on direct trade. It provides ...
  1. When and why did the euro make its debut as a currency?

    On January 1, 1999, the European Union introduced its new currency, the euro. Originally, the euro was an overarching currency ...
  2. Is there a world currency? If so, what is it?

    There is no such thing as a world currency. However, since World War II, the dominant or reserve currency of the world has ...
  3. What was "Operation Wooden Nickel"?

    On November 19, 2003, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the FBI announced the completion of an 18-month ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Liquidation Margin

    Liquidation margin refers to the value of all of the equity positions in a margin account. If an investor or trader holds ...
  2. Black Swan

    An event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and that would be extremely difficult ...
  3. Inverted Yield Curve

    An interest rate environment in which long-term debt instruments have a lower yield than short-term debt instruments of the ...
  4. Socially Responsible Investment - SRI

    An investment that is considered socially responsible because of the nature of the business the company conducts. Common ...
  5. Presidential Election Cycle (Theory)

    A theory developed by Yale Hirsch that states that U.S. stock markets are weakest in the year following the election of a ...
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