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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Why Bitcoin Is Better Than Cash at the Bank
We are caught up in a fiat currency system; where governments determine the value of your money, the banks and the government can do what they like. Whereas with bitcoin, banks can’t do what they like. And governments can’t control the value of the cryptocurrency either.
crude oil price
The Midnight Oil Can’t Be Burnt Forever
Globally, we consume around 96 million barrels of oil every day. At this rate, worldwide reserves are estimated to dry up by 2039. Not far off at all. It’s the delicate balance of supply and demand that makes the crude oil price one of the best economic indicators. And for the past two years, it has been soaring.
US tax cuts
Another Win for the ‘One Percent’
Here come the feds to the rescue again. They’re offering a tax cut for the middle class. Not for us rich guys. No way! Under Team Trump’s tax plan, our business income, currently taxed at 35%, would be taxed at 20%. Hey, that’s good news for us. But how does that help the middle class? It won’t.
bitcoin makes new friend
Bitcoin Makes a Surprising New Friend
In spite of a few days of attention-grabbing headlines, bitcoin has bounced bank and traders in China are as active as ever. Even though Jamie Dimon claims bitcoin is fraudulent, the crypto has found an unlikely friend over at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
US economy being punched
Save Those MAGA Hats!
The first crisis will be a crash and a depression. The second — after another massive ‘stimulus’ from the authorities — will be raging, bubbling inflation. Then, those MAGA hats will probably be collectors’ items, too…and sell for $1,000 each……which will be about enough to buy a coffee at Starbucks.
big data technology
Big Data Is the New Battleground
We have entered the new era of big data. A massive increase in the volume and speed of information that is stored, recorded, processed and analysed. There are three types of companies that you should investigate in order to potentially make money through data-led investments.
crypto
The Calm in the Crypto Storm
Should this bill pass into law, the market for crypto mining could skyrocket. So even if you’re not thrilled at the idea of spending thousands on a single bitcoin, if you follow the crypto trail, there is still plenty to be excited about.
bitcoin belief
What Bitcoin and Scientology Have in Common
Are people really and truly believing that blockchain is ‘it’. That some child genius, who knows no barriers, won’t be able to create something better…ever? And therein lies the common thread that scientologists have with crypto buyers: unquestioned belief.
US Dollar no longer powerful
Don’t Want US Dollars? Neither Does China…
The US dollar may no longer be at the centre of the fiat currency system. China is slowly preparing the world for a time when the US dollar isn’t the heartbeat of the financial system. And it will have catastrophic consequences for the greenback.
world markets
The Two Biggest Events Driving World Markets
There are two very important events occurring this week. However, you’d be forgiven for not knowing they were happening. For currency traders, this news means the US dollar should remain weak, keeping the euro higher for the rest of the year.
angry banker
Why Bankers Don’t Like Bitcoin
Bankers feel threatened by disruptive currencies like bitcoin. And so they should be. Cryptocurrencies will do to the financial system what the internet did to the media. People will be able to choose another form of money that is beyond the government’s control.
Bitcoin
The Bitcoin Battle
In one corner, we have the countries actively trying to integrate the alternative currency into their economy. In the other corner, there are the heavy-handed tactics being used to shut down cryptocurrencies.