Forex & Brokerage

Currency devaluations become less effective

A new study by the World Bank concludes that depreciations are less likely to boost exports due to global supply chains

As any introduction to macroeconomics class will tell you, a decrease in the value of a country’s currency leads to goods and services becoming more competitive on the world market - increasing demand and spurring economic growth. However, according to ...

Syria turns to Turkish currency for stability

In the rebel-held district of Aleppo, some tradesmen and activists are calling for the adoption of the Turkish lira

Despite Syria’s civil war raging for nearly five years now, many areas seized by opposition forces have often continued to use the national currency: the Syrian pound. In the divided city of Aleppo, however, some traders are attempting to change this - ...

World Finance speaks to Jim Rogers on the future of currency markets

Rogers: The yuan the only currency on the horizon

World Finance speaks to Jim Rogers on the future of currency markets

How is the dollar a flawed currency and is the renminbi the way forward? We asked the renowned investor Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

How will the opening up of the Yuan change the shape of both the FX and the FX options markets?

Calling China: The yuan’s greater influence on FX markets

How will the opening up of the Yuan change the shape of both the FX and the FX options markets?

World Finance speaks with Jessica James, Co-Head of the FX Quantitative Solutions team at Commerzbank, London to find out. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

How did options perform historically in different markets and how can this information help market makers make more informed decisions?

Jumping the hedge: How to gain clarity from option markets

How did options perform historically in different markets and how can this information help market makers make more informed decisions?

World Finance speaks with FX Option Performance author Jessica James on why forex and forex option markets have become so huge. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Growing demand for the Hong Kong dollar is making it more difficult for the city to preserve its currency peg to the US

Hong Kong buys $5.85bn to maintain currency peg

Growing demand for the Hong Kong dollar is making it more difficult for the city to preserve its currency peg to the US

On April 20, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority bought $1.2bn for HK$7.75 a dollar in its latest round of purchases this month that bring the total to $5.82bn. Since Chinese authorities have made it easier for mainland firms to make purchases on the city...

By putting the details of its portfolio managers online for all to see, Dif Broker is helping forge a new era of transparency in the sector

Transparency is key for portfolio manager Dif Broker

By putting the details of its portfolio managers online for all to see, Dif Broker is helping forge a new era of transparency in the sector

Most portfolio management and brokerage houses tend to have rather formal – even on occasion slightly pompous – websites, but that certainly doesn’t apply to the Portugal-based international brokerage and investment organisation Dif Broker. Take...

SNB’s move to unpeg the Swiss franc against the euro has sent shockwaves through the foreign exchange industry

Forex brokers hit by soaring Swiss franc

SNB’s move to unpeg the Swiss franc against the euro has sent shockwaves through the foreign exchange industry

The decision last week by Swiss authorities to abandon attempts to peg its currency – the Swiss franc – to the euro has sent shockwaves through foreign exchange markets, and led to the closure of one prominent forex broker, as well as heavy losses for...

Binary options: why didn’t the regulators step in earlier?

Retail investors love binary options trading for its simplicity, while the sites that peddle these ponzi schemes make a killing out of their naivety

It is a rather one-sided market. But how do they work? Well, just like standard options they allow investors to place a bet on whether a particular stock – at a predetermined point in the future – will rest above or below a line drawn in the sand comm...

Ecuador’s government is poised to introduce a state-backed digital currency to reverse its decline, though some claim the name is misleading

Can Ecuador’s digital currency save its economy?

Ecuador’s government is poised to introduce a state-backed digital currency to reverse its decline, though some claim the name is misleading

Ecuador was already embroiled in a two-year long economic slide when Jamil Mahuad took charge in 1998, and a combination of soaring fiscal deficits, record inflation and slumping oil prices left the newly elected president with a financial crisis to conte...

The recent turmoil in emerging markets, starting from the US Federal Reserve’s decision to taper off its bond purchases and culminating in Russia’s position on Ukraine, has brought to the fore the issue of risk aversion

IronFX explores impact of risk aversion on currency markets

The recent turmoil in emerging markets, starting from the US Federal Reserve’s decision to taper off its bond purchases and culminating in Russia’s position on Ukraine, has brought to the fore the issue of risk aversion

It seems often nowadays there is only one trade in the market: risk-on or risk-off. For currency investors, it’s crucial to understand how these episodes affect each currency. There’s money to be made in understanding the different reactions. Resea...

World Finance interviews George Koumandaris, CEO of HotForex, to find out what the company is doing to achieve its mission of becoming the most reliable broker in the industry

HotForex: on a mission to become the most reliable forex broker | Video

World Finance interviews George Koumandaris, CEO of HotForex, to find out what the company is doing to achieve its mission of becoming the most reliable broker in the industry

The popularity of forex trading has surged in recent years, with many considering it an effective way to earn a good profit. World Finance speaks to George Koumandaris, CEO of HotForex, to find out what punters should look for in a forex trading company, ...

World Finance interviews Markos Kashiouris, Chairman and CEO of IronFX, about how the forex market has evolved over the past five years

Markos Kashiouris on the evolution of the forex market | Iron FX | Video

World Finance interviews Markos Kashiouris, Chairman and CEO of IronFX, about how the forex market has evolved over the past five years

Since the onset of the 2008 global financial crisis, the forex market has grown to become an investment class on its own. Markos Kashiouris, Chairman and CEO of IronFX, talks about the impact of changes on the market and new hotspots for trading growth. ...

Despite Bitcoin’s recent successes, the dramatic collapse of its biggest exchange has thrown into question its legitimacy and has prompted questions about how the currency can weed out its rotten institutions

MtGox scandal puts spotlight on Bitcoin security

Despite Bitcoin’s recent successes, the dramatic collapse of its biggest exchange has thrown into question its legitimacy and has prompted questions about how the currency can weed out its rotten institutions

Bitcoin, its most devout followers would tell you, is the future of money. Recent successes have underlined a triumphant period for the cryptocurrency. When it first emerged in 2009 from creator ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’, who may not be one person and whose ...

What’s next for global currencies in 2014?

The last 12 months have seen a turbulent succession of high interest rates and economic reforms. IronFX Global predicts how global currencies in 2014 will shape up

The major themes I expect to be moving the forex market in 2014 are: the Federal Reserve’s tapering and its impact on the global economy; exceptionally low inflation, especially in Europe, but elsewhere as well; the change in European banking regulation...

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