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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.

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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The Uncanny Correlation Between Yen and Gold

The Uncanny Correlation Between Yen and Gold

At some point, gold and yen will go their separate ways. When that happens, you need to be on guard…because things could get weird in the financial world.

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This Has Utterly Corrupted Our Economy

This Has Utterly Corrupted Our Economy

The US economy abandoned gold and took the lid off the money pot. Now, there was almost no limit to how much cash could be created…

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The Golden Force

The Golden Force

The US dollar weakened against a range of other currencies, including the Australian dollar, and gold surged more than 3%.

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Oil Prices Used as a Weapon

Oil Prices Used as a Weapon

Lower oil prices are good news – unless you have energy stocks in your portfolio – as it puts more money back in our pocket at the pump.

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The Link Between Oil and the US Dollar

The Link Between Oil and the US Dollar

Regardless of demand and supply dynamics, when the US dollar strengthens, anything priced in US dollars, like gold or oil or any other commodity, will fall.

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The Most Important Chart in the Investing World

The Most Important Chart in the Investing World

Emerging markets are usually most vulnerable to a strengthening US dollar. But that vulnerability only began to show in the past week or so.

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Controlled Monetary Chaos

Controlled Monetary Chaos

This is ‘controlled monetary chaos’. Central banks are playing a massive confidence game with the markets, and Australia is not immune from the fallout.

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How Real Estate and Bitcoin are Both Being Squeezed

How Real Estate and Bitcoin are Both Being Squeezed

Four hundred years is a long way to go back for a bit of investment wisdom. But there’s a link to today’s real estate market. So off we go.

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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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