Year End Review: The Top 5 Volatile Currencies for 2018

Year End Review: The Top 5 Volatile Currencies for 2018

Currency volatility around the globe is stabilizing in late 2018, and that's good news for corporate financial officers who've been beset by excessive risk in the currency market during the first nine months of the year.

Geopolitical events and economic strife had steered currency risk upward in the first half of 2018, so a downward trend is welcome news for currency market participants.

How Inflation Drives Your Company's Purchasing Power in FX Markets

How Inflation Drives Your Company's Purchasing Power in FX Markets

Inflation is one of the key drivers of exchange rate movements. Keeping it within an ideal range is one of the great, constant challenges for central banks.

Inflation in a country and the associated tools that its central bank employs can have an indirect impact on purchasing power in other currencies.

Duly Noted: Fun Facts About Bank Notes and Currencies All Over the World

Duly Noted: Fun Facts About Bank Notes and Currencies All Over the World

You may think of the history of bank notes as a dry one – and that's not a surprise given the sober, serious nature of global currencies and international commerce.

Yet if you thought that bank notes lacked a colorful narrative, you'd be off base by a wide margin.