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Foreign Exchange Basics

There are many people who might be interested in trading or investing in currencies but find the foreign exchange markets to be highly confusing. Yes, it can be a very complex market, and the level of risks vary.

Are you interested in trading currencies through a currency ETF, futures contract, or the spot market? The fees, prices, and margin requirement for each instrument will vary. Be sure to speak with a professional to learn more about the instrument before you begin trading.

But what might also seem confusing for those new to the currency markets are the fundamentals. What drives the currency markets? How do currency rates influence international trade and vice versa?

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Currency Effect On Trade

Currency Exchange Intro

Carry Trade Basics

Balance Of Payments

Balance of Payments, also called BOP, is a statement that summarizes an economy’s transactions with the rest of the world for a given time period. BOP pays a critical role in the formulation of a national and international policy.

Balance Of Payments

Balance Of Payments

Accounts Netting Out

Currency Reserves

Why would a country’s central bank keep a reserve of its capital in another country’s currency? How does this leave the reserve-holding country open to a speculative attack?

Currency Reserves

Mechanics Behind Thailand Banking Crisis

Reserves to Stabilize Currency

Speculative Currency Attack

Thailand Currency Attack

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