Currency

How Can the UK Get Its Exchange Rate Down?

John Mills | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

In the UK we have real difficulty in facing up to having, arguably, the most overvalued currency in the world. We need to get our exchange rate down or we'll never secure sustainable long-term growth. But how does a government make this happen?

Don't Give Up Your Day Job!

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

Not yet anyway. Trading is a highly lucrative and empowering career choice but its application is very different to that of what we understand as "a...

New Technology Is Changing the Way We Manage Our Money

Alex Sullivan | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Sullivan

It's not often that those of us who work in the world of financial services get to say that we've made something that's pretty cool, but our new international payments app has really made me feel like it might be one of those times.

Put Currencies in Your Portfolio

Mike Baghdady | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK
Mike Baghdady

Why shouldn't your portfolio have exposure to the largest and most important market in the World? The Foreign Exchange markets trades over $5 Trillion per day, and is super liquid and offers the volatility for solid, consistent profits.

The Power Of Compound Growth

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

Einstein said "Compounding is the 8th wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it .... he who doesn't .... pays it". If you have been in trouble with a credit card then you would know what I mean. Investors, like Warren Buffet, and lesser-known, but hugely wealthy traders, like John W. Henry, have all learned to make compounding work for them with jaw-dropping results.

How a Currency Trader Plays the Ukraine Crisis

Mike Baghdady | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Mike Baghdady

Traders are chess players; watching and strategizing moves ahead of what is actually taking place. It takes patience and discipline to play the game successfully, but those virtues can pay off handsomely.

The Labour Party and the Currency Union Deceit

Alan Wyllie | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Wyllie

Ed Balls deciding to join the the Tories and LibDems and apparently writing off the possibility of an Independent Scotland sharing a currency union with the rest of the UK is a low point for the Labour party.

Political and Economic Battles Take Centre Stage in Japan

Jeremy Cook | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

Tokyo's election will go the way the LDP want them to. It will take a lot longer to make the Japanese economy do the same...

Sensible Talks on Currency Will Begin After a Yes Vote

Mark Shaw | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Shaw

Setting aside the usual thinly-disguised glee that comes from some in the official No campaign whenever they can repeat their 'Scotland can't do' mantra, their argument against a monetary union after a Yes vote does not stand up to scrutiny, on a number of levels...

Laughter Is Infectious!

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

What if you could become part of a community where this buzz for success was consistently, ringing through your ears and mind in every situation of doubt. I have almost 100% certainty that with every day that passes you will become one step closer to reaching whatever it is that is driving you to become not just great but outstanding.

How Much Are You Losing?

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

Let's face it, with inflation and property prices on the increase, it is no surprise that people are looking for alternative ways to generate an income. A fundamental flaw with how we are chasing cash is people are looking in the wrong places.

When It Comes to Currency Transfers More Transparency Is Needed

Alex Sullivan | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK
Alex Sullivan

With more and more people living and working overseas, it's not just when you go on holiday that you have to think about transferring currency these days. However, despite this fact it can often seem like the whole process is more confusing than it's ever been.

China's Stealth Move in the Currency Wars

Will Bancroft | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Will Bancroft

Five years on from the Great Financial Crisis and whilst it might feel like little's changed for us as individuals, different nations and their central banks are engaged in heated currency wars. In a race for exports and to inflate away huge debts it often looks like a game to print as fast as you can.

Why Is the Euro So Strong?

Jeremy Cook | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Jeremy Cook

The most common question I get asked in my position as a currency strategist is; "why is the euro so strong?" Normally there are some rather more colourful turns of phrase included within that question, mainly as a result of the person losing money by betting against the single currency; a common occurrence in recent months.

Trading: The Truth Behind the Myth

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zaheer Anwari

Telling someone I am a trader is one of those career choices that gets a broad range of responses from the extremely intrigued to the highly critical.

As the Ashes Battle Gets Underway, the Pound and the Aussie Dollar Are Both Feeling the Pressure

Jeremy Cook | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK
Jeremy Cook

As far as the contest between the two nation's currencies is concerned, the Australian dollar and the pound have both found the going rather tough of late. Sterling's problems have been well documented; it was the worst performing currency in the G10 in the first quarter of this year.

Jane Austen Could Be New Face Of £10 Banknote

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Politics

The Bank of England has shown sense and some sensibility after revealing Jane Austen could become the new face of the £10 note. Sir Mervyn King, t...

Currency For The Paranoid

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Tech

Paranoid? Want to pay £16 for a £1 coin? Then look no further. This Covert Spy Coin by CCS Spy Gear is specially milled out of real currency to p...

Do You Take Bitcoin?

Suzi Williams | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Tech
Suzi Williams

I've discovered that the Bitcoin is a new, virtual currency. Unlike the peso, the real or the pound, it's not run by a central bank. It doesn't have a picture of the Queen or, in the case of Brazil, nice pictures of animals. Instead, it only exists online.

Smart Money Trend Trading: A Dynamic Approach

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

It is the emotions of millions, possibly billions, of traders that move the market but the market has absolutely no sympathy for those that trade based on emotions. With the right education, adopting a ruthless Smart Money, emotion-free, attachment-free approach is the easiest way to extract consistent profits from all the markets.

Rand Caught Up in South Africa's Perfect Storm

Jeremy Cook | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK
Jeremy Cook

In recent months, there has been a series of strikes in mining operations across the country that has dragged down the country's output massively. Industrial production fell by a whopping 7% in Q1 of this year and the on-going dispute between the unions and multinational mining operations over pay looks to drag on in perpetuity.

The Winston Churchill Fiver, David Downing and the Berlin Blockade

Philip White | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Philip White

I was delighted to read last week's news that from 2016, Winston Churchill will be the new face of the fiver (five pound note, about $7.50, if you're reading this in the US). Now, my reaction isn't surprising, given that I wrote a book about Sir Winston. But it goes far beyond my appreciation for the man who led Britain through her darkest hour and into her finest.

Uncertainty a Major Currency in Scottish Independence Debate

Jeremy Cook | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

The truth is that a new national currency would be an entirely unappealing prospect, but the options outside of that scenario are hardly appealing either. It's going to be one of the key issues that the people of Scotland will have to think hard about, before the big vote in 2014.

Smart Money Trend Trading: The Insider Secrets!

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

"There are no secrets", sorry to disappoint you, is the one and only answer I have to the almost daily questions I get asked on what are the secrets to trading success. The reality is that my trading success is simply down to having the right approach from the off.

WATCH: Bitcoin Explained In Three Minutes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Tech

What is Bitcoin? The open-source, peer-to-peer digital currency has been making headlines for months, and is particularly hot right now due to both...