Learn how other asset classes like stocks, bonds and commodities can affect the foreign exchange market.
If U.S. stocks have an index, so does the U.S. dollar! Read up on the dollar index and learn how you can use it in your trading!
The dollar index is made up of six foreign currencies and includes 24 countries.
Be as awesome as Queen Cleopiptra and learn how to read the U.S. dollar index!
Whenever you feel doubtful of the market outlook for the U.S. dollar, look no further than the U.S. dollar index because it will provide a clearer picture!
The Fed wanted to measure the dollar’s value more accurately so they came up with the Trade-weighted dollar index. How is it different from the U.S. dollar index?
The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index (BBDXY) tracks the performance of a basket of 10 global currencies against the U.S. dollar.
Have you ever wondered why the dollar rallies in the good times and in the bad? Smile! You’re about to find out why.
Just because you're a piptastic forex trader, that doesn't mean you should only keep tabs on the currency market. Learn how the commodities, bonds, and equities markets affect forex!
Some currencies share a positive relationship with gold; the dollar usually doesn’t. Why is this?
Get the lowdown on why investors “Go Loonie” when oil prices shoot up!
The U.S. dollar has historically been inversely correlated to movements in the oil price, but this relationship is now changing.
What do you call “IOU” statements that countries issue when they need to borrow money? They’re bonds… government bonds.
Did you know that you can also pull off carry trades on bonds?
What are Euribors and gilts? (Clue: They are not fancy medieval weapons.)
Equities are like crystal balls - they can help you predict the future of currencies.
Learn all about the Dow, S&P500, NASDAQ, and other major global equity indices!
Does the equity market lead the currency market or is it the other way around?
Just like many people on your friends list, the relationship status of USD/JPY to the Dow and Nikkei can be complicated. But only a little bit.
EUR/JPY tends to rise when confidence in the global economy is up and falls when confidence is down. Don’t believe us? Check out these spankin’ charts!
Everything you need to know about intermarket correlations in this neat cheat sheet!
Get ready to go around the world… (hopefully) in less than 80 days! Learn about the economies of the 8 major currencies!
More important than the geeky facts and figures, you’ll learn about trading tactics–along with a few bits of cool trivia that you can use on awkward dates.
Ever wonder why the dollar is called the “buck?” Wonder no more!
Quick! Can you name the countries that make up the Euroland? Clue: There are seventeen of them.
The U.K. has the bragging right in having the oldest central bank in the world. Word.
Japan made it up the list of the most advanced economies because of its massive exports. Can you imagine a world without karaoke, the Gameboy, or the Prius? That’s right, we didn’t think so.
Unlike other central banks, the Bank of Canada doesn’t have a set schedule to make changes on its policies. Canadian central bankers can alter monetary policy whenever they want. Like a boss!
If you’re scratching your head for a good currency to use on a carry trade, look no further than the Aussie!
New Zealand’s economy may be small, but it’s a big playa in international trade! Get to know more about the pocket rocket of the bunch!
Swiss watches are popular for a reason. Trivia question: Did you know that watches contribute a huge chunk to Switzerland’s GDP?
From sports, to space travel, to economic might, China is slowly crawling its way up the leader boards!
[Michael Marcus – another top trader] taught me one other thing that is absolutely critical: You have to be willing to make mistakes regularly; there is nothing wrong with it. Michael taught me about making your best judgement, being wrong, making your next best judgement, being wrong, making your third best judgement, and then doubling your money.Bruce Kovner