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. Put Option

    An option contract giving the owner the right, but not the obligation, to sell a specified amount of an underlying security ...
  2. Frexit

    Frexit – short for "French exit" – is a French spinoff of the term Brexit, which emerged when the United Kingdom voted to ...
  3. AAA

    The highest possible rating assigned to the bonds of an issuer by credit rating agencies. An issuer that is rated AAA has ...
  4. GBP

    The abbreviation for the British pound sterling, the official currency of the United Kingdom, the British Overseas Territories ...
  5. Diversification

    A risk management technique that mixes a wide variety of investments within a portfolio. The rationale behind this technique ...
  6. European Union - EU

    A group of European countries that participates in the world economy as one economic unit and operates under one official ...
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