January 22, 2019

Tim Cook – An Apple A Day

Tim Cook – An Apple A Day

Tim Cook is the man behind Apple, the world’s largest company in market capitalisation and actually the first US-based firm to hit $1 trillion, a feat it achieved only in 2018. Tim was born in 1960 in Alabama. His upbringing was a modest one; his father was a shipyard worker whereas his mother worked at…

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January 22, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg – Head of the Facebook Giant

Mark Zuckerberg – Head of the Facebook Giant

Born on May 14th, 1984, Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder and CEO of the social media behemoth, Facebook. Only founded in 2004, Facebook has now simply grown too big to ignore. As of Q3 2018, Facebook averaged 2.27 billion active monthly users. Throughout Facebook’s existence and meteoric rise, Mark has remained the company’s product visionary…

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January 22, 2019

John C. Bogle – An Investment Genius

John C. Bogle – An Investment Genius

If you asked most people who they thought was the world’s most successful investor, you could expect many of them to say, Warren Buffett. However, there is someone else who has had a more profound effect on the investment world than anyone else, and his name is John C. Bogle. As founder of Vanguard, the…

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January 22, 2019

The World’s Biggest Traders Series – George Soros

The World’s Biggest Traders Series – George Soros

George Soros is a world-renowned Hungarian-American stock investor, currency speculator, businessman, social activist and philanthropist. He is also one of the wealthiest living individuals in the world. With his net worth currently estimated at $24 billion, Soros can exert a tremendous amount of political influence. He is also able to sway both stock and currency…

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January 22, 2019

Carl Icahn – One of the World’s Biggest Traders

Carl Icahn – One of the World’s Biggest Traders

You need to be a very tenacious individual in order to muscle your way into the most exclusive group in the world – the Billionaires’ Club. Seventy-eight-year-old investment guru Carl Icahn is someone who has exhibited this trait from an early age, and it is one of the key reasons for his success. In interviews,…

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January 22, 2019

Warren Buffett – Little Known Facts

Warren Buffett – Little Known Facts

Warren Buffett is one of the shrewdest and most successful investors in the world. As a result, he has managed to amass an enormous fortune, making him one of the wealthiest people in the world. His success has also made him one of the most influential voices in the investment world, with millions of people…

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December 31, 2018

What is Currency Peg?

What is Currency Peg?

Currency pegging is when a country attaches, or pegs, its exchange rate to another currency, or basket of currencies, or another measure of value, such as gold. Pegging is sometimes referred to as a fixed exchange rate. A currency peg is primarily used to provide stability to a currency by attaching its value, in a…

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December 31, 2018

What is a Currency Swap?

What is a Currency Swap?

In finance, a currency swap, also known as cross-currency swap, is a legal contract between two parties to exchange two currencies at a later date, but at a predetermined exchange rate. Usually, global banks operate as the facilitators or middlemen in a currency swap deal; but they can also be counterparties in currency swaps as…

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December 31, 2018

What is Arbitrage?

What is Arbitrage?

At its most basic, arbitrage can be defined as the concurrent purchase and sale of similar assets in different markets in order to take advantage of price differentials. When a trader uses arbitrage, they are essentially buying a cheaper asset and selling it at a higher price in a different market, thereby taking a profit…

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December 31, 2018

What Is Correlation and How to Trade It

What Is Correlation and How to Trade It

In the world of financial trading, asset correlation establishes how and when the prices of different financial instruments move in relation to each other. With regards to currencies and forex trading, correlation is the behaviour that certain currency pairs exhibit where they either move in one direction or in different directions, simultaneously: A currency pair…

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