Currencies

Selling the silver

Beware of investment trusts that are spending beyond their means

Is this the start of a dollar bull market?

Donald Trump’s election victory has pushed the US dollar higher – something that could last for at least the next few months, says Andrew Van Sickle.

Joseph Stiglitz: the euro is doomed

Nobel Prize-winning American economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz sees the death of the euro unless the eurozone can get its act together.

You’ve heard of Kondratiev waves – now meet the Frisby flux, the pound's eight-year cycle

Dominic Frisby thinks he’s found an eight-year cycle in the pound, which he’s dubbed the ‘Frisby Flux’. Here’s what it is, what it means, and how to trade it.

Should Pokémon fiat money get its gold standard?

Virtual currencies in Japan may be about to enter the real world, says Chris Carter.

South Africa’s power struggle hits the rand

A power struggle between the shambolic, corrupt regime of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and the country’s finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, means a volatile few months for the rand.

Reasons to be cheerful about sterling

Sterling’s fall will bring many of the things we’ve wanted for ages, says Merryn Somerset Webb: rising interest rates, a little inflation, stockmarket gains and a rebalancing of the economy.

What sterling’s nosedive means for your money

The pound has collapsed as Theresa May talks tough on Brexit. But is this really a disaster – or a long-overdue rebalancing? John Stepek investigates

Sterling crash is just what we need

Sterling’s slide is a scary bout of volatility with a very silver lining for Britain, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

The great Marmite war is a sign of things to come

The spat between Tesco and Unilever over rising costs is just one effect of the weaker pound. We may get higher inflation, but there will be huge opportunities too.

What the crashing pound means for your money

Brexit jitters sparked a “flash crash” in sterling last week, with the pound sliding 6% against the dollar. John Stepek explains what happened, and what it means for your investments.

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