Currencies

A Rookie's Guide to Investing in Emerging Markets

The U.S. stock market's recent gyrations have many investors ready to look overseas for better returns. But it's a complicated world out there, which is why many less-experienced investors are still sitting on the global sidelines. Here's what you need to know make investing in emerging markets a little less scary.

Investment Tips: How to Tame the Wall Street Beast

Amid plenty of uncertainty, investors are looking for strategies that will make them wealthy. But you should forget about the idea of getting rich quick and focus on diversity, according to Larry Light, author of the new book, Taming the Beast: Wall Street's Imperfect Answers to Making Money.

Why Asian Nations Hate QE2, and What They Should Do

As the G-20 meets in South Korea, many world leaders have stepped up their complaints about the Fed's $600 billion quantitative easing program, as well as the rapid flow of capital into emerging markets. Some countries are installing capital controls in response, but those won't be enough, says global finance expert Peter Cohan.

Asian Markets Surge Thanks to QE2

Shares in Asia rose sharply Thursday, thanks to Ben Bernanke's brand new rescue package. In Japan the Nikkei 225 Index climbed 2.2% to close at 9,359 and in China the Shanghai Composite Index advanced 1.8% to 3,087. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 1.6% to end the day at 24,536.

China Hikes Rates, and the World Stumbles

China surprised international markets Tuesday by raising key interest rates for the first time in three years. The action, taken primarily for domestic reasons, caused a worldwide sell-off driven by the worry that it could cause the Chinese economy to slow down.

U.S. Dollar Trades Near 8-Month Low on Fed Bets

The U.S. dollar traded near an eight-month low against the euro on bets that the Federal Reserve will signal it is willing to buy more government debt in order to stimulate the economy. The U.S. dollar traded at $1.3940 per euro as of 11:08 a.m. in London, Bloomberg News reported. It fell to $1.4012 earlier today and reached $1.4029 on Oct. 7, the weakest since Jan. 28.

The dollar is falling, but not the sky

Before one starts composing a eulogy for the U.S. dollar, it pays to make two distinctions: 1) There's a difference between the dollar's decline and...

U.S. dollar down? Just wait awhile

In economics and in financial data analysis, superlatives are generally avoided. (Certain financial news shows on cable TV are the exception, of...