Currencies

The alchemists

Five firms that are transforming themselves to earn bigger profits

  • The battered old coins that are worth a pretty penny

The weak dollar policy is back with a vengeance

The US economy is strong – plenty of jobs, booming manufacturing and rising inflation. John Stepek explains how to play the reflation trade.

Royal Mint to bring “blockchain bullion” to gold investors

The Royal Mint’s plans to marry gold bullion and blockchain technology will bring gold investment into the 21st century.

What to buy as Trump pumps

Charlie Morris reveals what investors should be buying to profit from the new era of Donald Trump politics.

Looking for income? Then head to Japan

Investors in search of income have traditionally paid no attention to Japan. But that should soon change.

Turkey goes from bad to worse

Turkey is closer to a full-blown currency crisis than at any time in the last 15 years.

Is the US dollar bull market on its last legs, or only just beginning?

Donald Trump thinks the US dollar might be too strong. And that may be true. But it could get a lot stronger from here, says John Stepek.

Have we finally seen the bottom for the pound?

As Theresa May outlined her Brexit vision, the pound staged a monster rally. There will be more wobbles, says Dominic Frisby. But the worst could now be over for sterling.

Why bitcoin still has a lot further to go

After a spectacular 2016, digital currency bitcoin has had a rocky start to the year. But this is just the beginning. Dominic Frisby looks at where it goes from here.

Can the world’s top currency make it three in a row in 2017?

Bitcoin has been the world’s best performing currency for the last two years. It’s now worth nearly much as gold. John Stepek looks at what makes it so valuable.

Europe: another crisis in 2017?

Everything is there for European stocks to get going, says Andrew Van Sickle. If only the eurozone crisis could be but to rest.

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