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  • With the price of Bitcoin stable, what lies ahead for the digital currency?
  • The price of Bitcoin soared in 2013 by a staggering 8,500%. Then it lost 85% of its value by the start of this year. Speculation was rife about how high the price of the digital currency would go and what it meant for Bitcoin. So what's happened now? And what does the future hold for Bitcoin? Read on to find out… The price of Bitcoin This year, Bitcoin has done something that m... ››› more
  • [16 October 2015]
  • Bleeding the French white
  • On Friday morning, I sat down and had a chat to Nick O' Connor who is the associate publisher of Capital and Conflict daily e-letter. We met up at the Money Week office here in Southwark, London. It's really beautiful here in Southwark, London. Everything seems to work perfectly. No electricity, water and internet problems. It's just a fully functioning country, with the most beautiful monum... ››› more
  • [12 October 2015]
  • Want to start trading? You'll need to decide what to trade first…
  • Short-term trading can be very profitable. You can potentially make money from the rises and falls in the price of many different assets. So if you want to give trading a go, the first thing you need to decide is what you're going to trade. Here are your options… Trading option #1: Shares This is perhaps one of the most common forms of trading. Using a wide variety of trading t... ››› more
  • [02 October 2015]
  • Is Bitcoin a dying digital currency?
  • The price of Bitcoin soared from $10 to $1,150 back in 2013. Then its value started to crash, falling to less than $200 by the start of this year. At the moment, one Bitcoin is worth around $236. So what is going on with the digital currency? Does it have a future? Let's take a closer look… Using Bitcoin At the moment, if you want to use Bitcoin, you buy it with a currency like... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • Good news for Bitcoin as Barclays make a move to accept deposits in the digital currency
  • One of the UK's biggest banks and major stakeholder in Barclays Africa, Barclays Plc, made an announcement last week about accepting Bitcoin deposits. The banking group has decided that it will allow people to make donations using the digital currency. So how will this work? And what does it mean for Bitcoin? Let's take a closer look… Barclays’ plans with Bitcoin Barclays is ... ››› more
  • [11 September 2015]
  • Keep an eye on this commodity currency and get ready to profit from its recovery
  • You'll know that commodity prices are down and the dollar has been on a strong run. These factors spell doom for the Canadian dollar over the past few years. And they've helped push the Canadian dollar to hit an 11-year low against the greenback. But the Canadian dollar could have been through its worse and be getting ready to rally. Read on to find out more and how you can prepare yourse... ››› more
  • [21 August 2015]
  • Forex trading basics: How to read currency quotes
  • The most basic aspect of forex trading you must understand before you can start trading are currency quotes. You need to know how to read these and understand what they're telling you. So what do you need to know about currency quotes? Read on to find out… How currency quotes work Currency quotes refer to two currencies as all currencies trade in pairs. For example, USD/ZAR or ... ››› more
  • [19 August 2015]
  • Why you should stick to trading the major currencies
  • The forex market is a multibillion dollar financial market. It trades 24 hours a day, five days a week. Whilst there are a huge array of different currencies you can trade, it's best to stick to trading the major currencies. So what are the major currencies? And why should you stick to trading them? Read on to find out… What are the major currencies? The major currencies includ... ››› more
  • [18 August 2015]
  • Want to trade currencies? Here's how to select the right instrument for you…
  • If you want to trade the world's currencies, there are a number of ways you can go about it. The first thing you need to decide is what currencies you want to trade. Once you know this, you can pick the right instrument for you. There are essentially three different instruments you can use to trade forex. Read on to find out more… Using currency futures to trade forex   If you ... ››› more
  • [17 August 2015]
  • This is the most hated currency right now
  • Dear trader, Not many things make my blood boil, but this week's been a monumental exception. We've seen: ~ Oil crash below the $50 ~ Commodity prices continue to make new lows ~ The dollar keeps getting stronger and stronger ~ Greece has accepted a bailout after they had a referendum to vote against any government interference! By now I probably sound like a broken recorder, becaus... ››› more
  • [17 August 2015]
  • Lower your risk by trading currency CFDs
  • If you opt to trade forex, you can obtain gearing of up to 500 times. This is great if your trades all work out as planned. But if you're just starting out or don't like this high level of gearing, you can opt for a less risky method. So what is this less risky way of trading currencies? It's currency CFDs. Read on to find out more… What are currency CFDs? Currency CFDs (co... ››› more
  • [14 August 2015]
  • China devalues its currency to combat slowing growth, hitting the rand in the process
  • China has devalued its currency, the yuan, in a bid to stimulate economic growth. The rand, along with other emerging market currencies, fell on the news. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Why China devalued its currency The People’s Bank of China has devalued its currency by 1.9% in a bid to “make the exchange rate more market orientated,” reports the BBC. This t... ››› more
  • [11 August 2015]
  • Investing offshore 101: Taking on currency risk
  • Investing offshore has its advantages. By investing in offshore markets, you diversify your portfolio. This helps to lower your overall risk. But by investing offshore, you take on currency risk. So what is currency risk? What does it mean for your investments? And can you avoid currency risk? Read on to find out… What is currency risk? Currency risk is a risk you take on wh... ››› more
  • [07 August 2015]
  • The safe-haven currencies to trade in times of turmoil
  • There are certain assets that tend to do well in times of financial crisis. Take gold. This is a classic example of a safe-haven asset. In times of trouble, investors turn to the yellow metal. There are also currencies that tend to benefit when there are troubles afoot. Let's take a closer look at how you can use this to your benefit… What makes a safe-haven currency? The rece... ››› more
  • [16 July 2015]
  • After a sharp fall, this currency is getting ready to rally
  • This year, the dollar has been strong. But some currencies have managed to claw back some ground against the greenback. Yet two major currencies that have weakened against the dollar are the Japanese yen and the New Zealand dollar. Take the New Zealand dollar, it's seen a dramatic fall in value. But times could be changing for the currency. It could be preparing to rally… This cur... ››› more
  • [14 July 2015]
  • Is Bitcoin rivalling gold as a new safe-haven investment?
  • If you're a follower of Bitcoin, you may have noticed that its price has been climbing. This rise in price has coincided with the Greek debt crisis. So is there a link between the price of Bitcoin and the situation in Greece? Let's take a closer look… The price of Bitcoin has been climbing At the end of June, Bitcoin made a strong move upwards, just as the crisis in Greece deepen... ››› more
  • [13 July 2015]
  • Could one Bitcoin eventually be worth $1 million?
  • Over the past few years, there have been many predictions as to what the price of Bitcoin could eventually reach. After hitting highs of over $1,200 a coin in 2013, Bitcoin is now trading around $242. A significant drop in price. But some Bitcoin experts believe the value of one Bitcoin could rise to $1 million. Is this achievable? Let's take a closer look… The ‘market cap’ of... ››› more
  • [25 June 2015]
  • Grab your copy of the Pocket Forex Profits Guide book!
  • To sum it up: You'll find the 46 top secrets every successful Forex trader needs to know! And how you can use them to secure your Forex success sooner than you ever thought possible. Dear new Forex trader, When you start Forex trading it can be exciting... But if you don’t know everything you should about Forex it can be a nightmare. You see, knowing all the essentials ab... ››› more
  • [17 June 2015]
  • How currency pair trading works
  • When you trade currencies, you can't just decide to trade one currency, for example the dollar. Currencies trade in pairs, for instance, the dollar/euro. This means you buy and sell a currency pair simultaneously. So how does this work? Read on to find out more… How to read a currency pair quote A currency trade means you trade two currencies. One is the base currency and the o... ››› more
  • [11 June 2015]
  • Forex trading uncovered: How to profit from the rand's fall against the dollar
  • On Friday, the rand hit 13-year lows against the dollar. This year, the local currency has been under immense pressure. If you think the rand's woes are going to continue, you could try to profit from the move. You can do this by forex trading. So how does this work? Read on to find out… Trading forex through the JSE If you want to trade forex, one option you have is to trade c... ››› more
  • [08 June 2015]
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