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Forecasting the Euro to Dollar For the last few months, I’ve predicted that the EUR to USD exchange rate would hit parity by 2017. However, things have gotten worse in Europe and I’m starting to think we may see even wider-than-expected losses in the euro to dollar. Although…

The Japanese yen may have fallen from grace as the Bank of Japan went ultra-easy with its monetary policy. But things started to change as the USD/JPY pair started to move downward, showing the yen’s strength against the U.S. dollar. The U.S. Federal Reserve’s dovish tone recently added…

Perma-bear investor Peter Schiff says consumers have no confidence in the U.S. economy and are going to vote for anti-establishment candidates Donald Trump of the Republican Party and Bernie Sanders of the Democratic Party. The top Libertarian financial analyst advised cautious investors to follow his course, pouring their…

Good News for the Canadian Dollar? The performance of the Canadian dollar has been so ugly, the tide wouldn’t take it out. After a long period of disappointing performance, people start to give up on an asset. Mention the market around the water cooler and faces will cringe.…

Where Is the Canadian Dollar Headed? The Canadian dollar is currently in its longest period of decline since...the 1970s. The losses of the CAD to USD exchange rate are wreaking havoc across the Canadian economy, sparking fears of a full-blown recession in the “Great White North.” Is there…

Expect a Crash in the EUR to USD Dark clouds are forming above Europe’s economy, promising stormy days ahead for the euro to dollar exchange rate. The EUR to USD held up surprisingly well during last year’s Greek fiasco, but there are now too many factors weighing on…

More Bad News for the Canadian Dollar? The Federal Reserve has finally made good on its long-pending, albeit implicit, promise. At last, rates have been raised for the first time in almost a decade. So, what happens to the CAD to USD exchange rate? The Canadian dollar collapse…

Janet Yellen Signaling Confidence in U.S. Economy After seven years of near-zero interest rates, the Federal Reserve has decided to raise the cost of borrowing from 0.25% to 0.50% and the discount rate from 0.75% to 1.0%. The Fed had kept the benchmark rates set by the U.S.…

How Far Can the Yen to USD Rate Rise? The Japanese yen is in for a bumpy ride over the next few years, as all indicators point to depreciation against the U.S. dollar. The yen to USD exchange rate has been on a rollercoaster since the 2008 financial…

Downed Fighter Jet Could Be Bad News for USD-TRY After the optimism at the start of November, as the AKP Party won a decisive and stabilizing majority in the Turkish parliamentary elections, the Turkish lira (TRY) is heading for a sudden turnaround—for the worse. For investors, however, the…

EUR-USD Exchange Rate Could Hit Parity, Says Analyst The euro has lost at least 1.5% to the U.S. dollar, plummeting to 1.1168. The EUR-USD exchange rate dropped in response to news of the decision by the central bank to leave interest rates unchanged. Presumably, the ECB’s continued quantitative…

Silver Prices are Closing in on an Important Buy Signal The outlook for silver prices looks bullish. Silver investors should be keeping a keen eye on the gray metal, and related investments. Silver could see big gains ahead and this could happen very soon.  Hint, the U.S. dollar…

London Becomes China’s Yuan Currency Trading Hub A week ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to London, the city will become a major trading hub for Chinese currency. China’s Ministry of Finance is holding its first offshore debt sale, denominated in yuan. It’s just another sign of China’s…

Silver is one of the most underappreciated assets in recent years, but there are signs the grey metal may jump 420% again. The last time silver prices made such extraordinary gains was from 2009 to 2011 when silver nearly topped $50.00 an ounce. The indicator that foreshadowed that…

Let’s face it: the government’s skewed data about consumer prices doesn’t tell the real story when it comes to inflation. In fact, according to government statistics, prices in the U.S. economy increased by only 0.6% in the first seven months of 2015. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, last…

The Canadian dollar has plunged this year. And this might only be the beginning, according to analysts at Macquarie Capital Markets. In July, the Canadian dollar dipped to its 11-year low against the mighty greenback. Right now, one Canadian dollar would only get you 76 cents in USD.…