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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.

How The Future of Warfare is Financial War

How The Future of Warfare is Financial War

The first financial war game… The weapons were nothing that would shoot or explode; you could only use stocks, bonds, currencies, and commodities.

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When the Money Runs Out… So Does the US Empire

When the Money Runs Out… So Does the US Empire

Year after year, the US ran a trade deficit. Year after year, US paper dollars and Treasury debt stacked up in foreign banks.

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The Aussie-euro Carry Trade

The Aussie-euro Carry Trade

Keep an eye on the Aussie/euro exchange rate. In the past, you could make an argument that a weaker euro has led to a carry trade that benefitted Australian asset prices.

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Uh Oh… Look What’s Happening to Japan

Uh Oh… Look What’s Happening to Japan

In 2000 — about 10 years after the Japanese market headed south — the US stock market got whacked. That was the dot-com bubble popping.

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Rising Dollar, Falling Dollar… Don’t Pull Down Your Hedge

Rising Dollar, Falling Dollar… Don’t Pull Down Your Hedge

This morning the Australian dollar is trading for 93.9 US cents. It hasn’t managed to regain parity since dropping below one US dollar in May 2013.

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Invest Well… Rest Well

Invest Well… Rest Well

Well, there is a Golden Rule for investing too. It’s all about having a portfolio that meets your retirement or income goals without taking on too much risk

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How Shale-Oil Is Protecting the US Dollar For Now

How Shale-Oil Is Protecting the US Dollar For Now

Why doesn’t the US care that the anti-dollar alliance is slowly organising itself. Perhaps that’s because of America’s shale-oil and shale-gas boom.

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While the ECB Plays Weak – You Should Play to Win

While the ECB Plays Weak – You Should Play to Win

The decision by the ECB to lower interest rates, and the fact that they’re now considering their own QE programme, is a move in the wrong direction.

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Gold Smells Trouble

Gold Smells Trouble

Having had a day to reflect on US Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen’s comments, traders decided to dump the dollar. Gold surged, breaking through many layers of resistance.

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The Japanese Economy Will Learn to Tango

The Japanese Economy Will Learn to Tango

The Japanese economy has decided to join the fun. It is going to goose up its own share market, just as US authorities have done…by hook or by crook.

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Will Super Mario Set Off a Stock Bonanza in Europe?

Will Super Mario Set Off a Stock Bonanza in Europe?

Most investors buy stocks only after they’ve made new highs. They wait for social proof, for price confirmation. That is a mistake.

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Whores, Crack and Smack — How to Make the US Economy Roar

Whores, Crack and Smack — How to Make the US Economy Roar

The US economy didn’t grow last quarter. Instead, it shrank at a 1% annualised rate. The numbers were revised downward at the end of last week. But who cares?

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Four Years of ‘Education’ and a Lifetime of Debt

Four Years of ‘Education’ and a Lifetime of Debt

Many of you are already in debt. The banks lend you money so you can pass it along to the education industry. Where did the banks get the money?

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The Energy Boom Will End the US Dollar’s World Reserve Status

The Energy Boom Will End the US Dollar’s World Reserve Status

The very thing helping to prop up the US dollar now will ultimately kick out all those props and topple the USD from its status as the world’s reserve currency.

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The US Economy’s Military-Industrial Complex Is Alive and Well

The US Economy’s Military-Industrial Complex Is Alive and Well

From the invasion of the Philippines to the Vietnam War…the US empire was financed by the rich, productive power of the US economy.

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