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.

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A Trend to Watch

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Bitcoin to Zero?

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Want to Know Bitcoin’s Value?

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Smashing the Paradox

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Bitcoin Works!

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Just a Piece of Paper

The truth is that we place more value on those pieces of paper than when we see them as a number on the screen. The great thing about cash is also that it gives you…

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