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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.


When Will the Dollar Bubble Burst?

Against a backdrop of falling oil prices, the dollar has rallied by nearly 15% since June 30. It’s now among the strongest currencies in the world. But is it all an illusion? In Part II of my interview with bestselling author, Peter Schiff, he warns that a rude awakening is coming. According to Schiff, the...

Wall Street Daily's Most Astonishing Articles of 2014

Top 5 Most Shocking Headlines of the Year

Today I’m continuing our review of Wall Street Daily’s best content of the year. Like yesterday’s list of most popular articles, this next “best of 2014” edition was decided by Wall Street Daily readers. This time, however, we scoured our archives to see which headlines seemed to grab readers’ attention the most. Indeed, the headlines...

Undeniable Proof That Absolute Power Corrupts

Undeniable Proof That Absolute Power Corrupts

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Today, I have undeniable proof… A once-proud country is in trouble. Big trouble. It’s a small country, only half the size of Maine… but in its heyday, this country was heralded as the money center of the free world. These days, lawmakers have bled the country dry of everything it held...

The Long U.S. Dollar Trade Is Very Crowded

The Long U.S. Dollar Trade Is Very Crowded

Trading currencies is supposed to be easy, right? After all, everyone seems to be long the U.S. dollar, which has been trouncing both the yen and euro over the past few months. But in reality, forex trading is one of the most humbling endeavors imaginable. The average retail foreign exchange trader fails after just four...

Volatility in The Market Rising, Creating New Opportunities

Key Markets Waking From Summer Slumber

Underneath Yellowstone National Park lies a dormant supervolcano. Based on evidence of past eruptions, it’s capable of burying Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Colorado under several feet of volcanic ash. And there are indications that the caldera, the chamber of molten rock, may be expanding – a disturbing sign under the surface of the seemingly placid...

Bitcoin’s Much-Anticipated “Big Break”

Bitcoin’s Much-Anticipated “Big Break”

Poor Bitcoin, a “cryptocurrency” that truly sought to revolutionize the world. It was controversial. Misunderstood. Provocative. Polarizing. It was openly scoffed at by billionaire, Warren Buffett. It was heralded by billionaire, Sir Richard Branson. Well, I’m happy to report that Bitcoin has finally discovered its sweet spot. Just a word of caution, though… It’s not...

Euro Falls Victim to Death Spiral

Euro Falls Victim to Death Spiral

Japan has been stuck in a deflationary death spiral for decades. So over the last two years, the country has debased its currency to stimulate growth. By triggering inflation, Japan hopes to stimulate exports and force its population to spend and invest. Savers be damned! Granted, this isn’t a new strategy. The United States does...

IRS Delivers Bitcoin Its Final Deathblow

IRS Delivers Bitcoin Its Final Deathblow

For over a year now, I’ve been chronicling the rapid rise in enthusiasm for Bitcoin. Granted, I’ve been a harsh critic all along the way, going as far as labeling it an “insidious currency scam.” Despite my strong warnings, however, early adopters remained steadfast in their loyalty. Even in the face of some stinging setbacks,...

Japan's Bull Run Pauses for Breath

Japan’s Bull Run Pauses for Breath

Right in line after Russia for the “Biggest Loser Award” is Japan – as its economy tanks this year. But Breakingviews’ Peter Thal Larsen proves to Reuters’ Tara Joseph that this bump in the road may be a precursor for gains in the future. Fallen Stars… Tara Joseph: “How the mighty have fallen, Peter. The Nikkei last...

China Yuan Band Widening Just One Small Step in Reform Push

China Yuan Band Widening Just One Small Step in Reform Push

China loosened its handle on its yuan currency – but only more ambitious reforms will produce real convertibility over time. Reuters reporter Tara Joseph sits down with Scotiabank’s Senior Currency Strategist, Sacha Tihanyi. A Quick Fix? Tara Joseph: “Widening of the yuan trading band over the weekend, not good for people who were taking a night...