Macro Investing
FX market

The catalyst that could wake sleeping FX markets

FX markets have been surprisingly calm over the past few years, and it looks like only a crisis might wake the sleeping bear. This week, the JP Morgan global foreign exchange volatility index fell to...
Crypto Financial Revolution

Why crypto could spark a financial revolution

Listen, we all know what happened with crypto markets last year… Investors lost their shirts. There was blood in the streets. Major news outlets declared the death of the space. But you and I both...
Currency Manipulation Trade War Stocks

Currency manipulator designation sends market into a tailspin

In a rare move, the United States Treasury has officially labeled China as a currency manipulator, a move that could have unforeseen impacts on global markets. The U.S. Treasury Department officially labeled China a currency...
Bitcoin Prices

Bitcoin prices fall below key support level

Bitcoin prices are down over a percent on the day, trading around $3,960 range, according to CoinMarketCap. Some experts believe that if Bitcoin fails to stabilize above $4,000, a further drop could be expected as...
Binance Hacked Exchanges Threatened

Binance loses $41 million as exchanges grapple with growing threat from hackers

Binance, one of the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, fell victim to a major data breach on Sunday evening. The "security breach" as Binance is reporting it, led to 7,000 bitcoin being taken from the exchange...
Blockchain Technology

What is blockchain technology and why does it matter?

It’s not very often that a truly world-changing invention comes around, something with the potential to transform entire industries. The personal computer, the internet, smartphones; each of these was initially met with resistance –...
Dollar suffers trade war

Dollar takes a hit as trade war woes worsen

The U.S. dollar is revealing weakness at the start of the week, as investors bet on a dovish Fed and disappointing financial growth. The U.S. dollar fell versus all the notable currencies other than the...
Bitcoin Surges

Bitcoin continues rally, surpasses $5,000

Bitcoin surged unexpectedly overnight, stimulated by an unusual high-volume purchasing spree, bringing the bulls back into the crypto-sphere. Despite last week's fall below the key $4,000 support level, Bitcoin soared as much as 20, breaking...
Tether USD

Tether no longer backed by fiat alone

Tether, among the most popular stablecoins in the cryptocurrency world, is a widely used vehicle for hedging against the volatile crypto market, as well as getting dollars in and out of exchanges easily. And...
Hong Kong Dollar

Hong Kong intervenes to protect dollar peg

Hong Kong is rushing to intervene as the country's currency inches alarmingly near to unhinging from its USD peg. This month alone, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority has invested HK$ 7.4 billion (US$ 1 billion)...