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Trade from an informed place. We cover news, political events and market analysis plus product updates.

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Trade from an informed place. We cover news, political events and market analysis plus product updates.

What Every Trader Should Understand About Margin Forex

There is no disputing that trading leveraged products such as Margin Forex can be an effective and simple way of gaining exposure to your desired currency pair. However it’s imperative that every trader develop a deep understanding of what it means to trade with leverage before putting their hard-earned cash on the line! Let’s start by explorin...

August 8, 2014
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What Currency Should an Independent Scotland Use?

With the referendum on Scottish independence fast approaching, the debate as to what currency an independent Scotland should use is becoming hotly contested. Should Scotland Say Goodbye to the Pound? Independence would mean the creation of a new, untested economy that investors may be wary of. The choice of currency is crucial to establishing eco...

March 13, 2014
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Will the Chinese Renminbi Become the New Dollar?

As topics go it's a pretty hot one and frequently debated in the foreign exchange community: Just when will the Chinese renminbi -- also known as the yuan -- becomes fully convertible and freely tradable? This has been vexing the minds of academics, politicians and FX market participants alike. While it took the U.S. dollar around four decades to...

March 12, 2014
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What if Keynes Had Won the Argument on a Global Currency?

The Breton Woods conference of 1944 is best remembered for establishing the IMF, World Bank and WTO. But the conference also saw John Maynard Keynes make a fascinating proposal for a global currency, a proposal the United Kingdom adopted as its official negotiating policy. Keynes lost the argument to the U.S. representative Harry Dexter White, but...

February 19, 2014
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Would Dissolving the Euro be Good for the EU?

It may not be the headline news, it was in the summer of 2012, but the eurozone is still in crisis. Unpopular technocratic governments remain in place, Greece and Cyprus are still propped up by Germany's whims as lender, and unemployment remains spectacularly high in Spain. The upshot is a crumbling of support for the EU across the continent. There...

January 26, 2014
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Bump in the road for EV makers

It was a monumental year for two of the biggest electric car makers – Tesla and NIO in 2020. The stocks of both companies rose significantly over the last 12 months with NIO gaining over 1000% and Tesla by over 350% - reaching new record highs. With such gains, both companies have attracted significant public interest and a lot of investors h...

January 1, 1970
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