The petroyuan is a crude oil futures contract offered by the Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE). It prices crude oil in terms of CNY and is backed by gold. Learn more about the [...]
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The petrodollar is any U.S. dollar exchanged for oil. Since a 1974 agreement between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, the petrodollar system has been the global standard for the crude oil trade. [...]
It's important that would-be Bitcoin traders and investors understand the basics of the cryptocurrency before they get started. From learning about price drivers to picking an exchange to [...]
As an industrial superpower, China has taken steps to ensure that its domestic form of money, the yuan renminbi (CNY, RMB), is in line to secure reserve currency status. Through extensive [...]
There is a lot of hype surrounding the blockchain, and it’s important for would-be digital currency traders to learn more about exactly what this technology entails now and moving forward. [...]
Following the launch of the qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) program in 2002, foreign investors were granted access to buying and selling on China's stock exchanges in Shanghai and [...]
In the cryptocurrency world, there are different ways to define a “hard fork" because they can occur for a number of reasons, including technical upgrades. Learn more about how and why a hard [...]
Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BTH) and Ripple (XRP) are leading cryptocurrency products. Each provides volatility and opportunity to traders. Learn more about them [...]
Investors may be drawn to drawn to bitcoin as a speculative asset that could potentially deliver promising returns. For anyone starting out investing in bitcoin, which is the most prominent [...]
In addition to tips for trading gold, learn about the forces that actually impact the price of gold. Then, explore how to best take advantage of its ups and downs with FXCM.
The price of Bitcoin has experienced great volatility since the cryptocurrency's inception. Learn about the many causes of these fluctuations and what it all means for investors.
Bitcoin (BTC) is the leader of a new asset class known as cryptocurrencies. BTC is rapidly advancing into retail commerce, led by many industrial household names.
Like other major cryptocurrencies, Ripple experienced major price changes in 2017. Learn about what caused those fluctuations, why Ripple was created, and more at FXCM.
The blockchain was first introduced for use with bitcoin, but this distributed ledger system has many other uses. Learn more about these uses being championed by technologists, developers, market [...]
Bitcoin (BTC) is the leader of a new asset class known as cryptocurrencies and is commonly priced in U.S. dollars, with its value dependent upon traditional supply and demand.
The euro is the common currency of 19 of the 28 European Union countries and used by 340 million people. Learn more about how world events have impacted the price of the euro since its creation.
Gold is the global benchmark for asset valuation. The discipline of day trading may be applied to a variety of instruments including futures, CFDs, ETFs and specific stocks.
While bitcoin has become the world’s most visible digital currency, there are many other cryptocurrencies out there known as "altcoins." Learn more about them at FXCM.
Learn more about litecoin, a cryptocurrency that was created in 2011 and provides rapid, low-cost payments that can be sent to recipients all over the world.
Some analysts compare bold and bitcoin, but there are important differences between the two. Learn about those differences, and the similarities they share, at FXCM.