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Latest Money Morning articles


The pound could hit parity with the euro – but if it does, buy it

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Anyone visiting the continent this summer will have been in for a rude shock at the cash till, says Dominic Frisby. But the pound won’t stay down forever.

Markets aren't pricing in a political panic

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Ray Dalio, the world’s top hedge fund manager, is reining in his horns, says John Stepek. Not because of the markets – but because of politics.

US stocks may be more overvalued than they’ve ever been before

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It’s no secret that US stocks have been expensive for quite some time, says John Stepek. But even so, few investors realise quite how eye-wateringly expensive they’ve become.

How the credit crunch of 1966 set the tone for central banks

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John Stepek looks back at the 1966 credit crunch – the first important financial crisis of the post-war period, which set an unhealthy pattern for the future.

This week in MoneyWeek: The TV stocks to watch

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In MoneyWeek this week: the golden age of television; emerging-market small-caps to buy now; and how to profit from dull metals.

The credit crunch, a decade on: things were grim, even before Lehman exploded

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Ten years on, it’s worth noting that the financial crisis didn’t begin with the Lehman Brothers collapse. John Stepek looks back at just how bad things had already got.

Bitcoin is a bubble – but bubbles change the world

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There’s no doubt bitcoin is a bubble. But fear of missing out is trumping the fear of losing money. The top could be a long way off yet, says Dominic Frisby.

The credit crunch ten years on: the slow collapse of the banks

Ten years on from the credit crunch, John Stepek looks back at how the crisis in the world’s banking system unfolded, and how the authorities responded.

Happy anniversary! Remembering the credit crunch, ten years on

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It’s ten years since the start of the great financial crisis. Here, John Stepek looks back on the credit crunch and its implications for the global economy.

These two books show what it takes to be a great investor

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John Stepek picks two of his favourite books on investing for you to add to your summer reading list.

This week in MoneyWeek: shop for bargains on the high street

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In MoneyWeek magazine this week: four bargain retail stocks to buy now; why you must be invested in Europe; and how better investing can solve inequality.

What should you be buying today: gold or US stocks?

If you had played the ratio between stocks and gold right over time, you would have profited handsomely, says Dominic Frisby. So which should you buy now: gold or stocks?

Why are share prices so high? Because investors are daft

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Investors’ irrational behaviour means we will never be rid of “boom and bust” – buying high and selling low is etched into our DNA. Here’s what it means for markets.

Here’s how the S&P 500 could get to 5,000

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America’s S&P 500 index has the feel of a late-stage bull market about it. It could be near the top, says Dominic Frisby. But it could also go much higher.

What’s next for the most important currency in the world?

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The US dollar matters. And it has reached a turning point, says John Stepek. Where it goes next could shape the markets for months to come.

A central bank in Europe raised interest rates yesterday. Not ours, unfortunately

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The Czech central bank has raised interest rates by 400%. But the UK won’t see higher rates anytime soon. John Stepek explains why, and what it means for your money.

This week in MoneyWeek: Should you go with the crowd?

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In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: the pros and cons of peer-to-peer lending; how cash flows move markets; and the price of ethical investing.

Bond bubble? What bond bubble?

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Investors have snapped up Iraqi government bonds yielding just 6.75%. If they’ll ignore the obvious risks for such a small return, asks John Stepek, what else are they ignoring?

The end is nigh – so it’s time to pile into miners and emerging markets

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The end of the long-running bull market in equities is near, says Dominic Frisby. Investors should turn to “late-cycle assets” – mining stocks and emerging markets.

“I’m shocked – shocked! – to find that irresponsible lending is going on in here”

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The Bank of England slashed interest rates and flooded the economy with cheap money. Now it’s worried about dangerous levels of debt. Could the two be connected, asks John Stepek?

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