Currencies

Selling the silver

Beware of investment trusts that are spending beyond their means

MoneyWeek Conference 2016: what happens when money dies?

How to invest during the monetary endgame was the theme of this year’s MoneyWeek Conference in London. John Stepek sums up the debate.

What the falling pound means for you

Whether you think the falling pound is good or bad, it proves you need to take control of your finance now more than ever, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Chart of the week: Trump puts peso under pressure

Ever since Donald Trump’s candidacy began to look inevitable this spring, the Mexican peso has been hit hard, losing around 15% against the greenback.

Stephen Jen: "don’t write off sterling"

Well-known currency strategist and hedge fund manager Stephen Jen believes the UK will perform very well outside the EU.

The pound could soon face competition in the race to the bottom

The Bank of England’s failure to raise interest rates gave the pound a fillip. But with the race to the bottom still on, it faces stiff competition from the rest of the world’s currencies.

Chart of the week: investors ignore China’s sinking currency

China’s renminbi, or yuan, has slid by more than 6% in trade-weighted terms this year, and has also kept falling against the dollar.

The plunging pound: Britain’s shock absorber

The falling value of the pound will boost Britain’s competitiveness, says Andrew Van Sickle. But don’t expect a huge new upswing in the economy just yet.

Britain now has what everyone else wants – a weak currency

Since the EU referendum result, the pound has fallen. But a weaker currency is exactly what the Bank of England wants, says John Stepek. Here’s why.

Impressive potential in Nigeria

The Nigerian government has bowed to the inevitable and scrapped its currency peg to the US dollar.

How a $53m heist could make this crypto-currency more valuable

Ethereum, a “decentralised, bulletproof” computing system based on the blockchain, has suffered a $53m theft. But oddly, says Mischa Frankl Duval, that could prove a stroke of good fortune.

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