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Currencies

  • Bitcoin: CNBC Explains Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 3:03 PM ET

    As investors scramble for bitcoin, they're finding that when it comes to virtual currencies, the rules of economics are less predominant than those of hackers.

  • CNBC Explains: How to mine bitcoins on your own Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    With the price of bitcoins soaring, miners are striking it big. How exactly do you mine? It's easier than you think.

  • China-U.S. Currency Situation: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:41 AM ET

    Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains what China's currency situation means for U.S. consumption and how it affects the entire U.S. and global economies.

  • China’s Currency Peg: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:39 AM ET

    Countries around the world keep their currencies pegged to the U.S. dollar, but how is this balance maintained? We saw in a previous video how a floating exchange rate can significantly affect international trade, but how is this achieved?

  • China’s Floating Exchange Rate: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:36 AM ET

    You've probably heard about the global controversy surrounding the Chinese currency: international leaders have criticized the Chinese government for keeping the value of the Yuan artificially low, because an artificially undervalued Yuan has serious implications for international trade.

  • Currency Carry Trade: CNBC Explains Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    When there is a disparity in interest rates between countries, investors have an opportunity to employ a currency trading strategy called the carry trade.

  • Deflation: CNBC Explains Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 5:07 PM ET

    If you understand inflation, deflation is simply the flip side of the coin. In fact, sometimes it referred to as “negative inflation.”

  • Hyperinflation: CNBC Explains Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 7:55 AM ET

    Although inflation is not necessarily a bad thing for a growing economy, there have been numerous historical examples when inflation runs wild, a situation called hyperinflation. CNBC explains

  • Inflation: CNBC Explains Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 5:06 PM ET

    In a good economy, gradual inflation is considered a good thing, but in tougher economic times, too much inflation is a serious problem. CNBC Explains.

  • Stagflation: CNBC Explains Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 2:37 PM ET

    While moderate inflation is actually a good thing for a healthy economy, inflation can also occur when the economy is stagnant.

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Funds & Investments Explained

  • About $1.7 trillion is invested in variable annuities, yet most investors don't know how to value their holdings.

  • Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker

    Paul Volcker was Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Reagan and Carter. But his name is becoming more well-known for a part of the Dodd–Frank  reform bill. It's called the Volcker rule, and CNBC explains.

  • Exchange-Traded Funds, also known as ETFs, are a new breed of investments. In a nutshell, they are managed funds that can be traded on the open market. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy illustrates the flexibility of ETFs in an example.

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Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

Apple is reporting Q2 EPS of $11.62 on revenue of $45.6 billion. Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray senior research analyst, says investors should feel a sense of relief on these numbers.

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