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Currencies offer a huge profit opportunity for savvy investors. More than $5 trillion worth of currency is traded every day through the foreign exchange (FOREX) market, which is by far the largest market in the world in terms of trading volume.

Petrobras Brews Corruption and Huge Debts

Petrobras Brews Corruption and Huge Debts

Brazil’s state oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA (PBR), commonly referred to as Petrobras, was once the darling of emerging market investors. But, no more. For the past year, the company has been embroiled by the biggest political bribery scandal in Brazil’s history. Dubbed the “car wash” by the police, Brazilian prosecutors allege that politicians colluded...

Currency-Hedged ETFs Are the Hottest Trend in 2015

Currency-Hedged ETFs Are 2015’s Hottest Trend

Currency-hedged exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are perhaps the hottest trade in 2015. Since the beginning of the year, over $33 billion has flowed into these ETFs, which hold foreign equities but neutralize the foreign currency exposure. The WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity ETF (HEDJ), for instance, has experienced inflows of nearly $13 billion, the most of any...

Dollar's Climb Continues: How to Maneuver Around It

New Plan to Maneuver Around Dollar’s Climb

There are very few times in recent memory when the U.S. dollar has actually been the world’s strongest major currency. But now, the greenback is the undisputed king of the hill. Countries like Singapore and Japan, once considered high-priced destinations for Americans, are currently no more expensive than second-tier cities in the United States. Same...

Japan's Economy is Rebounding: How You Can Invest

Japan’s Golden Economy Is Open for Investing

After I arrived in Tokyo last week, the first stop I made was at McDonald’s (MCD). It may seem strange to visit the iconic American chain restaurant in such an exotic location, but that meal gave me some valuable insight into the condition of Japan’s economy. You see, I ordered a Big Mac meal and...

Tiffany & Co. Revenue Dip Blamed on Strong Dollar

Strong Dollar Blamed for Tiffany Revenue Dip

Tiffany & Company (TIF) shares dropped nearly 4% on Friday. Shares closed at $82.93, or $3.44 lower than the previous day. The stock is now down more than 22.3% this year. That puts it just above Tiffany’s 52-week low of $82.75. The sudden dip came on the heels of the company’s fourth-quarter earnings report. Tiffany...

Euro Downfall Could Continue: Get in Now

When Will the Euro Stop Its Slide?

Now’s the time to get the hell out of the United States… You see, the euro is approaching $1.05, and I think it’s headed lower still. We could see it reach parity with the U.S. dollar by the end of next month! The drop is pushing the European market to the edge of a rally....

U.S. Dollar Rising, Impacting Commodities Worldwide

Rising U.S. Dollar Impacts Commodities Worldwide

Believe it or not, you can learn everything you need to know about trading commodities in an Economics 101 class. It’s all about supply and demand. So why is trading in this sector so difficult to master? Because supply and demand are an aftereffect of the various events that dictate them in the first place....

Euro Weakens: Hurts U.S. Companies, Good for EU

Weak Euro Hurts U.S. Companies, Good for EU

Cheap gas prices might be creating some extra wiggle room in your wallet. But that’s likely not the case for your portfolio, especially if you invest in a lot of multinational corporations. You see, the collapsed price of commodities has dragged the euro down, as well. The state of the euro is even weaker when...

Greece Economy Still Down, but Not Out of EU Yet

Why Is Giving Greece the Boot so Challenging?

The European Union has a tough decision to make… Newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis are currently traipsing across Germany to meet with eurozone officials. The motley pair are trying to convince the EU to agree to a debt-swapping plan that will essentially forgive Greece of its $360-billion...

Frank Holmes: Will Greece Jettison the EU?

Will Greece Jettison the EU?

You’d be surprised at what Greeks say they’ve lost most amid the debt crisis. It isn’t money or jobs… it’s the loss of their sovereignty. Well, last weekend, Greeks sent a loud message to those who’ve imposed austerity upon them… They elected a government vowing to end all German-dictated austerity measures. Ahead of the election, I had an opportunity...