Bretton Woods

The Bretton Woods Accord was established in 1944, towards the end of World War II. The United Nations Monetary Fund convened in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, with representatives from the United States, Great Britain and France. The Bretton Woods Accord established the policy of pegging currencies against the U.S. dollar in order to stabilise the …

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Automated Trading Systems and the Forex Market

By Dan Blystone As the editor of a website focused on trading and investing I try to keep track of industry related trends and the hot topics of the moment. Notably, the combination of the forex market and automated trading systems has generated a massive hive of interest online. In this article we’ll cover the …

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Asian Currency Crisis

A financial crisis that started in July 1997 in Thailand, and affected currencies, stock markets, and other asset prices of several Asian countries, many part of the East Asian Tigers. The Thailand Baht was devalued by as much as 48%, dropping to close to a 100% fall by New Year of 1998. The Indonesian Rupiah …

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Tax Strategies for Forex Traders

Forex, the foreign currency exchange market, can be a lucrative one indeed for traders skilled in its dynamics. This worldwide network of government central banks, commercial and investment banks, hedge funds, international corporations and brokerage firms enables traders to capitalize on the rise and fall of a currency dollar volume that exceeds $1.4 trillion every …

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Introduction to Forex Trading

The 1971 abandonment of the Bretton Woods Accord and the subsequent unwinding of the system of fixed exchange rates gave rise to the foreign exchange market as we know it today. Forex refers to the foreign exchange market, where brokerage firms and banks are connected over an electronic network that allows them to convert the …

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