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.
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.
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?
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.
When there is a disparity in interest rates between countries, investors have an opportunity to employ a currency trading strategy called the carry trade.
If you understand inflation, deflation is simply the flip side of the coin. In fact, sometimes it referred to as “negative inflation.”
The dollar-euro parity signifies an ongoing trend in changing money supplies and disparate global central bank policies.
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
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.
While moderate inflation is actually a good thing for a healthy economy, inflation can also occur when the economy is stagnant.
The Swiss National Bank's move to break the franc away from its set value against the euro stunned financial markets and has substantial real-world effects.
Protecting your stock portfolio against market volatility means diversifying into a wide array of sectors.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is still the granddaddy of all stock market indexes.
Crowdfunding has created new opportunities for accredited investors, but SEC guidelines are strict and may be changing.
CNBC Explains: Small investors who do their homework can avoid big costs from little fees on mutual funds.
No matter where you are in terms of investment knowledge, investors all agree on one thing: don't panic.
What is asset allocation? Is there a mix of securities that can perfect portfolio diversification? CNBC explains.
Blue Bell recalled all its products after listeria was found in several samples.
What is an E-mini S&P 500 futures contract and why did it help enable the flash crash?
Avian flu is proving economically painful, especially in Iowa and Wisconsin, but scientists say the danger may not extend to human health.