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Factors That Influence the Strength of the U.S. Dollar

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 22, 2019 6:05:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in USD, World Economy, trading forex, shawn lucas

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When it comes to trading FOREX, one of the most important things to know is what causes a currency to rise or fall. Knowing this, along with having a rough idea of what a news announcement will say is one of the best ways to make profits. This is one of Shawn Lucas’ favorite ways to trade: scalp the news and catch the movements early on. So, what all in all constitutes some of the biggest strengthening, or weakening, movements in the U.S. Dollar, along with other world currencies.

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Trading History: 98 Years Ago - NEP

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 21, 2019 5:38:00 AM / by Lukas MacMacKen posted in World Economy, Trading History

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Back in 1921, the Soviet economy was failing. Hardships from internal and external war was running a toll on all aspects of the economy. Vladimir Lenin proposed a plan 98 years ago today, called the “New Economic Policy” (NEP). This was proposed near the end of the Russian Revolution where the leading Bolshevik party was running the country on the economic principal of “war communism”, or basically, anything that was more than the bare minimum for citizens was to be given to the government for the war. This War Communism was not an exceptionally popular economic method and when the New Economic Policy was proposed, it was widely more popular, especially with the farming towns in the South.

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