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Trump's threat to Europe

Even if he loses, he could destroy the euro

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Milo Yiannopoulos: the Breitbart pit bull trolling for Trump

British-educated Milo Yiannopoulos is the noisiest defender of this new brand of Trump-led ultra-conservatism.

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.

What the return of politics means for your money

After years of being left to do their own thing, markets are back at the mercy of politicians. John Stepek explains why politics matters again, and what you must do.

Which stocks will win if Trump becomes US president?

A Trump victory would be excellent news for gold and gold miners.

Who would be most painful for your portfolio – Clinton or Trump?

America’s seemingly interminable presidential election will soon end. One thing is clear, says John Stepek: whoever wins, we’re in for a rough time. Here’s what it means for your portfolio.

Don’t miss out on American growth

America’s innovative companies have caused the nation’s stock market to grow. Max King looks at the best ways to invest for the long term.

US stocks: the bears will have their day – but not yet

Despite poor jobs data for August, US stocks ticked up anyway, as the news means that the US Federal Reserve is highly unlikely to raise interest rates until December at the earliest.

Chart of the week: America’s cheese glut

The US cheese mountain has hit a 30-year high, with a billion pounds of excess cheese locked away in cold storage.

Is the US heading for a slump?

The US should be on the brink of a new recession if history is any guide. But we shouldn’t be too quick jump to conclusions.

Zero-coupon perpetual bonds: this April Fool is no joke

When the US Treasury considered zero-coupon perpetual bonds years ago, it was greeted as a joke. Not now, says Edward Chancellor.

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