Forex

Swiss Franc – Most Stable Currency in the World

I have recently added to my substantial holdings of Swiss francs by adding to my CurrencyShares Swiss Franc ETF (FXF) position. And I would add to yours. A conservative move is to take a starter position today and to add to your position over the years until you reach the 10% mark (gold and currencies). More 

Rising Yuan in China

China has finally agreed to de-peg the yuan from the U.S. dollar. The announcement caused Chinese stocks to rally, even as U.S. stocks sold off, and it was especially excellent news for Chinese companies that are largely focused on the rise in China's domestic consumption -- the biggest beneficiaries of a yuan appreciation. More 

Interest Rates and Investing – Is The Fed Out of Ink? (EDV, TLT)

Investors watch interest rates for many reasons, from mortgage rates on their home loan to the economic trends caused by Fed action. But interest rate investing can be tricky, since what the Fed says is one thing and what rates do is very different. More 

Low Risk Investing – 4 Euro Zone Stocks to Buy on Dips

A simple investing strategy for a volatile market is to buy good stocks on the bad days, because entering an investment on such "dips" can really amplify your profits. Of course, this is easier said than done because identifying stocks to buy can be difficult for investors in any market – let alone one that is trending down. But it can be done by watching things like PE ratios, fundamentals, and other measures that take a little bit of homework but can pay off big time when it comes to your retirement money. More 

VIX ETN – Your Next Opportunity to Short the Market

Think you missed your chance to profit from shorting the market? Don't be fooled by the eurozone hoopla. More 

VIX ETN – The Foolproof Way to Short the Market

Forget about inverse ETFs. There's a better way to profit when the market tanks. More 

How a Rising China Yuan Will Affect Your Portfolio

After nearly two years of currency stability, I believe we are growing closer to a new round of yuan appreciation. And considering that the most frequently asked questions I receive from subscribers are when and how much the Chinese yuan will appreciate against the U.S. dollar, followed by how the currency appreciation will impact our China Strategy portfolio, I'd like to dig deeper into the issue. More