The early part of 2014 has been tough for emerging markets, as some have seen plunging currencies and some have been plagued by political unrest; Vietnam, however, has mostly avoided the turmoil, suggests Chad Fraser in Investing Daily.
March is the first positive month of the year for the euro, the US dollar's weakest positive month, and also Japan's fiscal year-end, which usually sees a weaker Japanese yen, notes Christopher Vecchio of DailyFX.com.
The crisis in the Ukraine has escalated to include the threat of armed combat, and the global markets reacted as expected yesterday, writes MoneyShow's Jim Jubak, who cites some examples, along with offering his prediction as to how long this crisis may last.
A lot of forex traders use the CFTC's Commitments of Traders report, which details positioning on the futures market, for more information on positioning and volume, and Dimitry Loukashov of ForexCrunch details what can be learned from the latest one.
Bargains in the emerging markets still abound; indeed, with rationality finally setting in, this is a terrific time to do a little bargain hunting in the emerging markets, suggests global expert Benjamin Shepherd, editor of Passport to Profits.
Should you consider buying Bitcoins? Jay Taylor believes they could be one of the riskiest investments around. In Daily Profit, he offers three simple reasons to stay on the sidelines and not buy this virtual currency.
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