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Dominic Frisby

Dominic Frisby (“mercurially witty” – the Spectator) is the world’s only financial writer and comedian. He is MoneyWeek’s main commentator on gold, commodities, currencies and cryptocurrencies. He is the author of the books Bitcoin: the Future of Money? and Life After The State. He also co-wrote the documentary Four Horsemen, and presents the chat show, Stuff That Interests Me.

His show 2016 Let’s Talk About Tax was a huge hit at the Edinburgh Festival and Penguin Random House have since commissioned him to write a book on the subject – Daylight Robbery – the past, present and future of tax will be published later this year. His 2018 Edinburgh Festival show, Dominic Frisby's Financial Gameshow, won rave reviews. Dominic was educated at St Paul's School, Manchester University and the Webber-Douglas Academy Of Dramatic Art.

You can follow him on Twitter @dominicfrisby

 

Is the commodity bull market already losing steam?
Commodities

Is the commodity bull market already losing steam?

Commodities have put in a blistering performance over the past year. But – oil aside – the commodity bull market looks like it might have peaked. Domi…
16 Jun 2021
What green energy, my expanding waistline, and the price of oil have in common
Oil

What green energy, my expanding waistline, and the price of oil have in common

In echoes of the flawed public health advice of the 1980s, governments are taking action – but not necessarily the correct action – to be “greener”. T…
9 Jun 2021
Everything hinges on the direction of the US dollar right now
Gold

Everything hinges on the direction of the US dollar right now

Gold has had a very good spring. But as Dominic Frisby explains, the direction of the dollar is key to determining what is next for both gold and silv…
2 Jun 2021
Where is bitcoin headed to next? $100,000 – or $12,000?
Bitcoin & crypto

Where is bitcoin headed to next? $100,000 – or $12,000?

The bitcoin price has stabilised after the recent crash. But if the environmental question isn’t tackled, further falls are likely, says Dominic Frisb…
26 May 2021
Bitcoin is in a bear market. So what should hodlers do now?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin is in a bear market. So what should hodlers do now?

Having fallen 10% overnight and 40% from its highs, bitcoin is now firmly in bear market territory. Dominic Frisby looks at where it might go next.
19 May 2021
Is it time to top up on gold? Or should you wait for a better opportunity?
Gold

Is it time to top up on gold? Or should you wait for a better opportunity?

Fears of inflation, money-printing and a global pandemic are all conditions that should drive the gold price higher. But it has been struggling. Domin…
12 May 2021
Big Tech is becoming Big Brother: a leviathan out of control
Tech stocks

Big Tech is becoming Big Brother: a leviathan out of control

With mounting influence over what we do, see, and even think, the technology giants are changing the world. It may not be long before the sector eclip…
7 May 2021
Big Tech on steroids: why the 2020s will be the “decade of the DAO”
Bitcoin & crypto

Big Tech on steroids: why the 2020s will be the “decade of the DAO”

Big tech companies have transformed the way we live our lives. But if you thought they were disruptive, you haven’t seen anything yet. As Dominic Fris…
6 May 2021
Copper has hit a ten-year high, but this could just be the start of a huge bull market
Industrial metals

Copper has hit a ten-year high, but this could just be the start of a huge bull market

The price of copper is at its highest for ten years. But supply constraints and a massive rise in demand mean it’s not going to stop there, says Domin…
5 May 2021
Central bank digital currencies are coming, whether you like it or not
Bitcoin & crypto

Central bank digital currencies are coming, whether you like it or not

Central banks around the world are considering creating their own digital currencies. It’s not a matter of if we get them, says Dominic Frisby, it’s …
29 Apr 2021
Does the old investment adage to “sell in May” still hold true?
Investment strategy

Does the old investment adage to “sell in May” still hold true?

There has long been a saying that you should sell stocks before the summer lull and buy them back more cheaply in the autumn. Dominic Frisby looks at …
28 Apr 2021
China owns a lot more gold than it’s letting on – and here’s why
Gold

China owns a lot more gold than it’s letting on – and here’s why

In a world awash with money-printing, a currency backed by gold would have great credibility. And China – with designs on the yuan becoming the world’…
21 Apr 2021
Yes, NFTs are a bubble. But like many bubbles of the past, they will change everything
Bitcoin

Yes, NFTs are a bubble. But like many bubbles of the past, they will change everything

You may think that NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are just another bubble in a world full of bubbles. Well, they are. But that’s actually no bad thing, sa…
13 Apr 2021
Tech has dominated the economy – but the real world is about to strike back
Industrial metals

Tech has dominated the economy – but the real world is about to strike back

The digital economy has driven tech stocks to incredible valuations. But it is all dependent on the real-world economy. And particularly on metals and…
7 Apr 2021
Why is gold having such a miserable time and when will it turn around?
Gold

Why is gold having such a miserable time and when will it turn around?

The price of gold is in a bear market. And bear markets can go on for longer than you might think, says Dominic Frisby. But they don’t go on forever. …
31 Mar 2021
The inflation narrative has got overheated for now – but it’s inevitable
Inflation

The inflation narrative has got overheated for now – but it’s inevitable

With official CPI at just 0.4% in the UK, inflation seems to be everywhere you look except in government statistics. But it’s only a matter of time be…
24 Mar 2021
The pound is looking promising – against one major currency in particular
Currencies

The pound is looking promising – against one major currency in particular

The pound is having a good year against the dollar and the euro. But it is against the Japanese yen where things look most promising. And this trend c…
17 Mar 2021
The next big bull market in metals? Look no further than tin
Industrial metals

The next big bull market in metals? Look no further than tin

The world consumes huge amounts of tin every year. But supply is short and stockpiles are low. It’s all looking very bullish, says Dominic Frisby.
10 Mar 2021
How to invest in tin: a crucial metal whose price is set to soar
Industrial metals

How to invest in tin: a crucial metal whose price is set to soar

The price of tin, a versatile and increasingly important substance, has reached a ten-year high. There are plenty more gains ahead, says Dominic Frisb…
5 Mar 2021
Why gold has been such a bad investment so far this year
Gold

Why gold has been such a bad investment so far this year

Gold – the ultimate safe haven investment – is proving anything but safe. It’s lost over $200 an ounce since its high at the start of the year. Domini…
3 Mar 2021
A beginner’s guide to bitcoin: what is bitcoin?
Bitcoin & crypto

A beginner’s guide to bitcoin: what is bitcoin?

As a completely novel concept for many people, bitcoin can take a little effort to get to grips with. In the first of a short series on the cryptocurr…
1 Mar 2021
The days when you could get 7% from your bank are long gone – so what do you do?
Bitcoin

The days when you could get 7% from your bank are long gone – so what do you do?

With interest rates at rock bottom for so long, we’ve been forced to move from saving to speculating to earn any sort of return. Dominic Frisby asks w…
24 Feb 2021
What is the “Great Reset” – and how do you invest?
Global Economy

What is the “Great Reset” – and how do you invest?

Whether as the result of a Grand Conspiracy or bumbling incompetence, the post-pandemic world could be very different to the pre-pandemic world. Domin…
18 Feb 2021
Tesla just bought a load of bitcoin – get ready for executive FOMO
Bitcoin

Tesla just bought a load of bitcoin – get ready for executive FOMO

Electric-car maker Tesla just bought $1.5bn worth of bitcoin, sending the cryptocurrency to new highs. And as it goes mainstream, more and more corpor…
9 Feb 2021
Is silver the next GameStop? What you need to know before you buy
Silver and other precious metals

Is silver the next GameStop? What you need to know before you buy

After squeezing hedge funds shorting GameStop stocks, the online mob is now hoping to do the same with the silver price. But this time, things aren’t …
1 Feb 2021
How and where to buy bitcoin in the UK
Bitcoin & crypto

How and where to buy bitcoin in the UK

There are many ways of buying in to the bitcoin boom. Dominic Frisby looks at the most common, and explains exactly how to buy bitcoins in the UK.
29 Jan 2021
Bitcoin is coming of age: make sure you own some
Bitcoin

Bitcoin is coming of age: make sure you own some

Bitcoin has consistently been underestimated by its critics. Yet now it’s on the verge of being adopted by institutional investors and corporations. D…
29 Jan 2021
Bitcoin does consume a lot of energy – but here’s why it’s worth it
Bitcoin

Bitcoin does consume a lot of energy – but here’s why it’s worth it

Some people question bitcoin’s legitimacy because it uses huge amounts of electricity to maintain its network. But that’s not a failing, says Dominic …
27 Jan 2021
Gold has had a tough start to 2021, but we’ve been here before
Gold

Gold has had a tough start to 2021, but we’ve been here before

Gold has had a disappointing start to the year – in an increasingly digital world, it’s the ultimate analogue asset. Nevertheless, says Dominic Frisby…
20 Jan 2021
Of course bitcoin is a bubble – a bubble you can’t ignore
Bitcoin

Of course bitcoin is a bubble – a bubble you can’t ignore

Bitcoin’s wild ride is being called a bubble by many. And it is, says Dominic Frisby. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. And it’s a bubble in whi…
13 Jan 2021
Frisby’s forecasts – what does 2021 have in store for investors?
Stockmarkets

Frisby’s forecasts – what does 2021 have in store for investors?

Dominic Frisby gazes into his crystal ball and makes his predictions for the markets in the year ahead.
6 Jan 2021
Frisby’s forecasts – the year-end review: I didn’t see that coming
Investment strategy

Frisby’s forecasts – the year-end review: I didn’t see that coming

Dominic Frisby looks back to his forecasts for 2020 and finds that predicting the future is really rather difficult, and that the one thing an investo…
23 Dec 2020
Ray Dalio: flood of money threatens its value
Global Economy

Ray Dalio: flood of money threatens its value

We are seeing a flood of money and credit that, while lifting asset prices, will undermine the value of that money, says Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgew…
18 Dec 2020
With Brexit back in the news, which way now for the pound sterling?
Currencies

With Brexit back in the news, which way now for the pound sterling?

Whether the UK and EU come to a Brexit deal or not, we’re unlikely to see any nasty surprises in the currency markets, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he e…
16 Dec 2020
My favourite oil stock has almost trebled since 2016 – but I’m hanging on to it
Oil

My favourite oil stock has almost trebled since 2016 – but I’m hanging on to it

Four years ago in his “trade of the lustrum” Dominic Frisby discovered that the best stock to use to bet on oil is not actually an oil stock. It’s bee…
9 Dec 2020
The commodity-dependent slice of the economic pie is shrinking – here’s why
Commodities

The commodity-dependent slice of the economic pie is shrinking – here’s why

With the rise of the “intangible economy”, commodity companies’ share of the stockmarket’s capitalisation is at an all time low. Dominic Frisby explor…
2 Dec 2020