Currencies

Selling the silver

Beware of investment trusts that are spending beyond their means

Cryptocurrencies might be a bubble, but they’re here to stay

John Stepek looks at how the main asset price charts are faring ahead of the weekend, starting with bitcoin’s recent meteoric rise.

The US dollar has further to fall – which is good news for markets

The Federal Reserve says it will raise interest rates again soon. That will weaken the dollar. And if there’s one thing markets love, says John Stepek, it’s a weak dollar.

Initial coin offerings: a risky ride into the Wild West of finance

Companies can now raise funds by issuing their own digital currencies. Ben Judge explains how initial coin offerings work.

How Brexit will affect sterling

The EU referendum result led to an immediate drop in the value of sterling. Matthew Partridge looks at how Brexit could affect the pound in the long term.

A bad week for gold – but a belter for bitcoin

There have been some interesting moves in our six “charts that matter” this week, says John Stepek.

Bitcoin’s bull market goes on and on – don’t miss it

Bitcoin has hit a record high against the dollar. And it’s not finished yet. Dominic Frisby explains its real potential, and why it’s got a lot further to go.

The message from the currency markets: buy Europe

Investors, who already view the US as overpriced and the eurozone as cheap may be about to start piling money into both European stocks and the euro, says John Stepek.

A currency war averted

Donald Trump had threatened to brand China a currency manipulator, but has now retreated from that position.

Chart of the week: vote for authoritarianism will crush the Turkish lira

The Turkish lira has fallen as Erdogan’s authoritarian tendencies have unsettled foreign investors. It is at near record lows against the US dollar, and is unlikely to rebound any time soon.

What the snap general election means for the pound

When Theresa May called the snap general election, the pound rallied sharply. Dominic Frisby looks at where sterling might go in the long term.

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