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Cross-currency swap explained: definition, calculation and example

A cross-currency swap is a type of FX instrument used by institutions and banks to gain better access to foreign debt markets. Find out more about this swap and why it’s used.

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August 22, 2023 03:00 PM
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Who are the biggest players in the forex market?

Over $7 billion is traded on the FX market every day – but who are some of the largest players? Find out with our guide to the biggest forex market participants.

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July 11, 2023 01:00 PM
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Understanding the different types of money: definitions and examples

There are four main types of money in the economy. Learn about each system and see examples.

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July 11, 2023 08:00 AM

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Fiat Money: What is a Fiat Currency?

A fiat currency is a monetary instrument backed by a national government like the British pound or Canadian dollar. Learn how fiat currencies operate and how they compare to other types of money.

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February 17, 2023 04:05 PM
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Brazil and Argentina start preparations for a common currency

Brazil and Argentina have announced plans to work on a common currency which, if successful, would create the world’s second-largest economic bloc. Find out everything we know so far.

January 24, 2023 09:00 AM
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What is the oldest currency in the world?

The British pound has been used as England’s central currency for over a thousand years. Read about its evolution from a coin literally weighing one pound to the banknotes common today. We also rank the next three oldest major currencies: the yen, ruble and dollar.

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What is the Chinese yuan and how do you trade it?

The interventions from China’s central bank make trading the yuan riskier than other currencies, but it does create opportunities for traders looking for volatility. Find out about the yuan and how to trade it.

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October 26, 2022 02:00 PM
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EUR/USD parity: what would currency parity mean for traders?

As the euro nears parity with the dollar, it’s sparked conversations over what it could mean for the global economy and FX traders. Learn how the economic theory of parity influences FX trading strategies.

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July 8, 2022 10:00 AM

Oil-forex correlations: how to trade oil with forex

Forex traders can look to take advantage of fluctuations in oil prices around OPEC announcements and other major events by trading correlated currencies. Discover how to trade oil on FX markets, and which currency pairs are linked to oil prices.

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March 3, 2022 09:30 AM

Why Opec matters for FX:

The oil cartel meets today, and the market is expecting it to extend the period of production cuts by an extra nine months, through to March 2018. This has been widely signalled after Russia (a non-Opec member) and Saudi Arabia said that they would support an extension of the cuts last week.

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May 24, 2017 08:50 PM

What does a Trump presidency mean for the markets?

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