A parity call for the EUR/USD

The Euro looks set to reach parity with the U.S. dollar for the first time since December 2002. There are a number of separate reasons why the U.S. dollar, broadly measured by the U.S. dollar in...

A better-than-expected second quarter GDP result warrants a closer look at the Japanese yen

After the slowdown of Chinese economy and the consequential devaluation of yuan, the world has shifted its focus to the third-largest economy: Japan. Japanese GDP growth shrunk during the second...

The devaluation of Chinese Yuan: A both unexpected and inevitable movement

China has devaluated its currency twice in the past two days, which has surprised markets given that the yuan has been pegged to the US dollar for a long time. While currency traders are busy cover...

The four most traded FX pairs and what’s driving them

With the Greenback being the currency of first reserve and accounting for the majority of market crosses, both in Forex and commodities, it’s hardly surprising that USD crosses dominate retail trad...

The basics of forex trading

Forex trading is the process of buying a currency pair (for example, AUDUSD) that represents the ratio between the two currencies. There are many reasons why that ratio or price will move up or ...

The pros and cons of forex trading

Since the global financial crisis tore a hole in many stock portfolios in 2008, the rise of forex trading among retail traders has been phenomenal. The ability to trade in large size with only a ...

[VIDEO] When should you buy US shares?

With US markets at near all-time highs, one can't help but ask: when is the right time to buy US shares? In this video we have lifted an excerpt from one of the panel shows that we film and send ...

[VIDEO] Make or break time for Europe

The 22nd of January 2015 could have gone down in history as the moment when Europe failed to save itself. However, late in the evening after the European Central Bank’s Governing Council had rule...

The major moves of 2014

Coming into the end of the year it is always interesting to take a look back and see which of the major financial markets moved the most throughout the prior 12 months. Overall, 2014 was a year t...

What the RBA has planned for Australia and how it will affect the Aussie dollar

At the time of writing, the Australia dollar is buying US$0.8255. The dollar last traded at these low levels in June 2010, but Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Glenn Stevens has been quoted...