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Category: Currencies

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.

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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How the US Dollar is Wreaking Havoc on Commodities

How the US Dollar is Wreaking Havoc on Commodities

Expect Aussie gold stocks to give up some of their gains today on the back of further falls in the US dollar gold price overnight.

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That’s Why the Russians are in London

That’s Why the Russians are in London

Investors now worry that if Russia’s oil revenues fall, the Russian government will find it hard to balance its budget and pay debts.

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Debt Trumps Democracy Every Time

Debt Trumps Democracy Every Time

Greek debt is in the hands of the banks (and the ECB, held as collateral for other loans), and the banks want to get paid.

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US Military Spending on Uncle Sam’s Tab

US Military Spending on Uncle Sam’s Tab

There are no sure things in the investment world, or the real world for that matter, but you’re getting pretty close when it comes to US military spending.

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The Currency of Commodities

The Currency of Commodities

The real action is occurring in the currency and commodity markets. The price action of the large US stock averages conceals this.

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The Secret Life of Yen

The Secret Life of Yen

Yen weakness is bullish for Aussie stocks while yen strength is bearish. For years, markets viewed the yen as a defensive or safe haven play.

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Kamikaze Finance

Kamikaze Finance

Stick with the Trade of the Decade: Buy Japanese stocks. Sell Japanese bonds. And stay tuned… The kamikaze finance story is just getting started….

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