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Why you should watch the Baltic Dry Index as recession fears grow

The Baltic Dry Index has proven to be a reliable indicator of future global economic activity and could prove a useful tool amid the uncertain outlook.

Explaining the Financial Crisis | Causes and Effects

A financial crisis occurs when a major financial asset rapidly loses value, causing stocks prices to plunge and depositors to pull their money from financial institutions. Learn more in our review of the 2008 financial crisis.

The top 10 strongest currencies in the world in 2022

The world's strongest currency is the Kuwait Dinar. Its high value comes from Kuwait’s booming oil industry, which accounts for 80% of the country’s exports. It is also the highest valued currency pegged to the US Dollar.

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What does lumber tell us about housing prices?

As the price of lumber continues to rise, we should continue to expect the price of housing to rise as well.

What are emerging market economies and how can you trade them?

Emerging markets present a range of opportunities to take advantage of volatility and growth across stocks, indices and currency pairs. Discover how to recognise an emerging market and what you should know before trading emerging market assets.

April 15, 2021 06:44 AM

Spread betting or CFD trading: what are the differences?

UK traders can choose between CFDs and spread bets – but which is best for you? Read through our comprehensive guide to find out.

March 25, 2021 05:12 AM

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