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  1. How to Become a Successful Forex Trader

    Discover a framework that will help you build your own profitable forex trading strategy.
  2. Top 4 Things Successful Forex Traders Do

    By blending good analysis with effective implementation, you can dramatically improve your profits in the forex trading market. ...
  3. 4 Ways To Forecast Currency Changes

    Whether you are a business or a trader, forecasting currency exchanges helps guide your decisions to minimize risks and maximize ...
  4. The Money Market Hedge: How It Works

    Hedge foreign exchange risk using the money market, which includes Treasury bills, bankers’ acceptances and commercial paper.
  5. Why Interest Rates Matter For Forex Traders

    Central banks' rate changes are one of the biggest influences on the forex market.
  6. Using Currency Correlations To Your Advantage

    Knowing the relationships between pairs can help control risk exposure and maximize profits.
  7. The Pros And Cons Of A Pegged Exchange Rate

    A pegged currency can give a country many advantages, but these advantages come at a price.
  8. Using Pivot Points In Forex Trading

    Learn to combine pivot points in forex trading with traditional technical tools for greater returns.
  9. The Greatest Currency Trades Ever Made

    These speculators took big positions - and scored huge profits - in the currency market.
  10. The 5-Minute Forex "Momo" Trade

    Learn this simple momentum strategy and its profit-protecting exit rules.
  11. These Are the Most Famous Forex Traders Ever

    The five most famous forex traders share common virtues such as strong self-confidence.
  12. A Trader's Guide to Using Fractals

    This reversal pattern known as fractals can make sense of the seeming randomness of market movements and improve your trading. ...
  13. Forex Courses For Beginners

    Trading courses can provide a trader with all the tools required for a profitable experience.
  14. What Forex Traders Need To Know About The Yen

    The Japanese yen possesses some unique qualities that traders should know before jumping in.
  15. Calculating Profits And Losses Of Your Currency Trades

    The forex is a risky market, and traders must always remain alert to their positions. Learn how to keep on top of your currency ...
  16. Most Commonly Used Forex Chart Patterns

    These chart patterns provide entries, stops and profit targets that can be easily seen.
  17. The Effects Of Currency Fluctuations On The Economy

    Currency fluctuations are a natural outcome of the floating exchange rate system that is the norm for most major economies. ...
  18. Improve Your Investing With Excel

    Excel is a useful tool to assist with investment organization and evaluation. Find out how to use it.
  19. 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. ...
  20. Is Your Forex Broker A Scam?

    While the forex market is slowly becoming more regulated, there are many unscrupulous brokers who should not be in business. ...
  21. Top 6 Questions About Currency Trading

    Let's answer six of the primary questions about forex trading, commissions and all of your other queries right here.
  22. Forex Trading: A Beginner's Guide

    Learn about the forex market and some trading strategies to get started.
  23. 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 ...
  24. Mergers & Acquisitions: Path to Profitable Trades

    When major corporate transactions have a big impact on the currency markets, you can benefit.
  25. The Origins Of Common Currency Symbols

    Check out some of the world's most heavily traded currencies and their origins.
  26. The International Fisher Effect: An Introduction

    The Fisher models have the ability to illustrate the expected relationship between interest rates, inflation and exchange ...
  27. How Forex Brokers Make Money

    Forex brokers set their prices based on commission, spread, or a combination of both. Traders have to be cautious in the ...
  28. Corporate Currency Risks Explained

    Corporate currency risks include transaction, translation and economic risks.
  29. 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 ...
  30. How to Calculate an Exchange Rate

    Struggling to get a grasp on exchange rates? Here's what you need to know.
  31. The Impact of China Devaluing the Yuan

    The global response to, and fallout from, an event that rocked the investment world in 2015: China devaluating its currency ...
  32. How Leverage Works in the Forex Market

    Investors use leverage to significantly increase the returns that can be provided on an investment.
  33. Stop Hunting With the Big Forex Players

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

    Market hours for Tokyo, London and New York determine volatility peaks. Find out why.
  35. 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, ...
  36. 9 Tricks of the Successful Forex Trader

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

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

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

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

    These countries were impacted the most by currency swings.
  41. 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, ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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.
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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, ...
  48. 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.
  49. 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. ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. Venezuela's Food Shortage Explained

    Dire economic conditions in Venezuela have resulted in food shortages, hyperinflation, halted production and other serious ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. What Causes A Currency Crisis?

    Find out what can cause a currency to collapse and what central banks can do to help.
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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. ...
  58. 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.
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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, ...
  63. 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?
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. How Dollar Shave Club Grew to a 630M Valuation

    Dollar Shave Club's rapid rise to become a major player in the razor industry.
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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.
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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.
  76. Is the Iraqi Dinar Investment a Wise Investment?

    The Iraqi dinar is a hot investment--but is it a wise one?
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 3 Simple Strategies For Euro Traders

    Euro traders can execute three simple but effective strategies that take advantage of repeating price action.
  81. 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 ...
  82. Profit From Currency Spikes With This Memory-Of-Price Strategy Variation

    Use this single-entry strategy to capitalize on currency spikes by anticipating reversals.
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. How Monetary Policy Impacts Income Inequality

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

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

    A discussion of basis points as well as basis point calculations using Excel.
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. Is the Strong Dollar Hurting U.S. Retail?

    The value of the U.S. dollar has strengthened considerably through 2015.
  95. 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 ...
  96. Top Spread-Betting Strategies

    What are the most commonly followed spread-betting strategies (in countries where it's legal)?
  97. 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.
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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.
  100. How To Avoid Exchange Rate Risk

    What are the best strategies to avoid exchange rate risk when trading?
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