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There is no denying the irresistible hype that surrounds the crypto-craze. Digital currency has captured the imaginations of investors, journalists and the general public alike, to the extent that some even consider it a worthy pretender to the throne currently occupied by fiat money.

Looking back in the history books, one can point to the early modern period in the 17th and 18th centuries for the earliest efforts of regulating the financial markets.

Historically, pivot points are one of the most popular technical tools used by Forex traders, regardless of their level of experience in the markets.

The foreign exchange market (typically known as Forex, or FX) contains the largest volume of trading in the world, with an estimated turnover of approximately $5 trillion a day.

The currency markets have felt the sting of geopolitical tension in 2017. As soon as Donald Trump placed his hand on the Bible and officially became the 45th President of the United States on 20 January, temperatures began to rise.

Cryptocurrencies are the new kids on the money block and they are quickly taking the top spot on the popularity podium.

If you lead a country, criticism comes with the territory and even the world’s most charismatic leaders gather foes.

Geopolitical tensions are heavily centred around the Middle Eastern region, particularly Iran.

European free-trade deals have finally awoken from their slumber, and Brussels is inking new agreements in challenge to Washington’s protectionist stance, writes FXTM Staff Writer, Samantha Robb.

At the onset of last week, decades of Middle Eastern tensions came to a head for Qatar. Naturally, this kind of destabilisation in a part of the world that has been teetering on the edges of war for decades, will have its effect on global currency trading.