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Currencies

You might think the currency market is an orderly process for exchanging dollars, yen and euros as trade settles around the world. Learn why it’s more accurate to think of the currency market as a freewheeling, unregulated and dynamic zone open to interventions, rigging and fixes. It can lead to all sorts of traps for the unwary investor. Brokers, investment firms, speculators and central banks are all trying to get the market going their way. We try to make sure you’re on the right side of the trade.

Is This the Bottom for Commodities?

Is This the Bottom for Commodities?

The Aussie dollar, commodity currencies and commodities more generally are all beneficiaries of this current unwind. The question is, how long will it run?

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The Fed Throws a Party… Iron Ore Not Invited

The Fed Throws a Party… Iron Ore Not Invited

The benchmark iron ore price dropped 2.6% yesterday to US$55.48 per tonne. It may get some sort of Fed induced reprieve in today’s trade but I doubt it.

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What A Stronger US Dollar Means for the Stock Market

What A Stronger US Dollar Means for the Stock Market

The weaker than expected retail sales in the US put a very small dent in the US dollar rally, which may have given the stock market a boost too.

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Want to Sleep Better at Night? Here’s How

Want to Sleep Better at Night? Here’s How

Cash may be especially unhelpful when credit is expanding.. But it may be especially useful when the credit contraction begins.

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Buckle Up! Accidents Ahead…

Buckle Up! Accidents Ahead…

The Federal Reserve is no longer buying bonds to prop up financial assets. It doesn’t have to. The Europeans and Japanese are on the case.

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This One Chart Says It All For Commodities

This One Chart Says It All For Commodities

The next bullish phase of the commodities super cycle will start in 2016. Resource prices will eventually rally with the bullish US dollar next year.

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Australian Dollar: The Return of the Pacific Peso

Australian Dollar: The Return of the Pacific Peso

In overnight trade, the Australian dollar fell more than one cent against the greenback, which is a massive decline in the world of foreign exchange.

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If You’re Bearish on the US Dollar, Think Again

If You’re Bearish on the US Dollar, Think Again

US dollar bears will come out growling when corrections occur…but the charts are telling you to expect a major rally in the US dollar index.

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Will Australia join the Currency Wars?

Will Australia join the Currency Wars?

Central banks everywhere are trying to devalue their currencies. They’re trying to destroy the value of money in the vain hope of creating economic growth…

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How the Yuan-Dollar Currency Peg Ends

How the Yuan-Dollar Currency Peg Ends

China just gave us another example of the effects of a flawed currency peg, or managed exchange rate. Yesterday, the central bank announced that it would place restrictions on margin lending in an effort to stop stock market speculation.

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The Market is Bigger than Any One Central Bank

The Market is Bigger than Any One Central Bank

The market is bigger than any one central bank. Market forces will eventually overwhelm any central bank erected barriers — and those betting with the bank will lose big time…

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Repeat After Me: The US Dollar Is Not Real Money

Repeat After Me: The US Dollar Is Not Real Money

The post-Bretton Woods monetary system — in which money, unanchored from gold, became a foggy concept…and the US dollar became a pure IOU from someone we don’t know — is a fraud.

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A New Year: More of the Same in the Global Economy

A New Year: More of the Same in the Global Economy

Deflationary forces in the real economy means inflation for major assets markets as central banks make a futile attempt at creating inflation.

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Genuine Corruption Crackdowns in China?

Genuine Corruption Crackdowns in China?

The scams, the cons and the corruption across China are coming to light as President Xi Jinping smokes out stolen billions and graft.

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Where your Australian Dollar Buys More

Where your Australian Dollar Buys More

The Australian dollar isn’t down across the board and there are a select few locations where your spending power will get a boost.

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