The currency wars

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The currency wars

In increasingly desperate attempts to bolster their economies, many of the world's central banks are following policies of money printing – so called 'quantitative easing' – and lowering interest rates, pushing down the value of their currencies. Here we examine why, what it means for you, and how you can profit.

Sweden lets rip another salvo in the currency wars

Sweden’s Riksbank has pushed interest rates further into negative territory. How long is it before the rest of the world’s central banks follow suit?

The return of the currency wars – now it’s Draghi’s turn

The currency wars are back on. And Mario Draghi has just fired a warning shot in the next round. John Stepek explains what’s going on, and how it affects you.

The Fed wants a weaker US dollar – here’s what that means for your money

The US dollar has a huge influence on the global economy – a stronger dollar makes life harder for just about everyone. John Stepek looks at what this means.

A dangerous new phase in the currency wars

China reportedly sold off a chunk of US debt recently. Dan Denning looks at what that says about the latest salvo in the currency wars, and the dollar.

China panic sweeps the world – here's what that means for you

Plunging Chinese stocks have sent shockwaves around the world. Andrew Van Sickle looks at what that means for your money.

Gold: the best defence in a genuine currency war

The currency wars are hotting up. And as Dominic Frisby explains, it’s giving investors a very compelling new reason to hold gold.

What the currency wars mean for the dollar and the pound

The currency wars are raging once again. Dominic Frisby looks at where the dollar will be heading next, and what that means for the pound.

With interest rates so low, we’re in for a nasty surprise

If another recession comes our way with interest rates at current levels, central bankers will have to get really radical, says John Stepek.

How much further will the yuan fall – and what does it mean for you?

As the yuan continues to fall, John Stepek explains why China wants a weaker currency, what it means for the world economy – and how it affects you.

How China’s yuan devaluation could hasten the next monetary revolution

China’s yuan devaluation shows why we need money that is free from state interference. Dominic Frisby looks at what might replace our present currency regime.

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