Currencies

Selling the silver

Beware of investment trusts that are spending beyond their means

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.

The shrinking forex market

The foreign-exchange market is the biggest in the world – but it is getting smaller, according to the Bank for International Settlements.

It’s a big call – but I reckon the US dollar bull market is over

There are plenty of reasons to be bullish on the US dollar. But Dominic Frisby is shorting it. Here, he explains why.

Forget Brexit, here's what investors should really be worrying about

Brexit is a serious business, says John Stepek. But it’s not that important for now. If you really want something to worry about, look to the strong US dollar.

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