Tag Archives for: Currencies

Financial Armageddon Approaches As U.S. Banks Have 247 Trillion Dollars Of Exposure To Derivatives

banksDid you know that there are 5 “too big to fail” banks in the United States that each have exposure to derivatives contracts that is in excess of 30 trillion dollars? 
ETF BASIC NEWS December 30, 2015 2:07pm

23 Nations Around The World Where Stock Market Crashes Are Already Happening

stock market tapeYou can stop waiting for a global financial crisis to happen.  The truth is that one is happening right now.  All over the world, stock markets are already crashing.  Most of these stock market crashes are occurring in nations that are known as “emerging markets”. 
ETF BASIC NEWS August 18, 2015 3:56pm

12 Signs That An Imminent Global Financial Crash Has Become Even More Likely

bearbull21-150x1501Did you see what just happened?  The devaluation of the yuan by China triggered the largest one day drop for that currency in the modern era. 
NYSE:DIA August 11, 2015 9:08pm

The Euro-Dollar Parity Is Still Coming [Proshares Trust II, PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish]

europeJim Bach:  Euro-dollar parity is still coming. 
NYSE:EUO May 14, 2015 4:36pm

Why Derivatives Will Spark The Next Great Global Financial Crisis

dollar etfAre we on the verge of an unprecedented global currency crisis?  On Tuesday, the euro briefly fell below $1.07 for the first time in almost a dozen years.  And the U.S. dollar continues to surge against almost every other major global currency. 
NYSE:UDN March 11, 2015 4:47pm

China Has Announced Plans For A ‘World Currency’

china etfsThe Chinese do not plan to live in a world dominated by the U.S. dollar for much longer.  Chinese leaders have been calling for the U.S. dollar to be replaced as the primary global reserve currency for a long time, but up until now they have
ETF BASIC NEWS March 6, 2015 11:38am

Eurozone Crisis: 26 TRILLION In Currency Derivatives At Risk

europeThis is the month when the future of the eurozone will be decided.  This week, Greek leaders will meet with European officials to discuss what comes next for Greece.  The new prime minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, has already stated that he will not accept
ETF BASIC NEWS February 12, 2015 5:10pm

What Happened The Last Time The U.S. Dollar Skyrocketed In Value?

dollar etfOver the past decade, there has been only one other time when the value of the U.S. dollar has increased by so much in such a short period of time.  That was in mid-2008 – just before the greatest financial crash since the Great Depression. 
NYSE:DIA February 11, 2015 5:23pm

What In The World Just Happened In Switzerland?

swiss francCentral banks lie.  That is what they do.  Not too long ago, the Swiss National Bank promised that it would defend the euro/Swiss franc currency peg with the “utmost determination”.  But on Thursday, the central bank shocked
ETF BASIC NEWS January 15, 2015 10:23pm

Oil Falls Below $50 As Global Financial Markets Begin To Unravel

short-oil-etfOn Monday, the price of oil fell below $50 for the first time since April 2009, and the Dow dropped 331 points.  Meanwhile, the stock market declines over in Europe were even larger on a percentage basis, and the euro sank
NYSE:BNO January 5, 2015 9:26pm

It’s Currency War; And Japan Has Fired The First Shot

japan yenThis is the big problem with fiat currency - eventually the temptation to print more of it when you are in a jam becomes too powerful to resist.  In a surprise move on Friday, the Bank of Japan dramatically increased
NYSE:EWJ November 3, 2014 9:47pm

Russia and China Deal Has Huge Implications For The Future Of The U.S. Economy [Market Vector Russia ETF Trust]

russiaRussia and China have just signed what is being called "the gas deal of the century", and the two countries are discussing moving away from the U.S. dollar and using their own currencies to trade with one another.  This has huge implications for the future
NYSE:DIA May 22, 2014 11:24am

Russia Is On The Verge Of Dealing A Massive Blow To The Petrodollar

dollar etfIs the petrodollar monopoly about to be shattered?  When U.S. politicians started slapping economic sanctions on Russia, they probably never even imagined that there might be serious consequences for the United States.
NYSE:UDN May 13, 2014 8:57pm

How To Profit As Europe Fires Up The Printing Presses [ProShares UltraShort Euro (ETF), iShares MSCI EMU Index (ETF)]

europePeter Krauth: When Gutenberg introduced the printing press to Europe, he never could have imagined this.
NYSE:EUO May 4, 2014 8:53am

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