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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

 

What will happen to the price of gold in 2022?
Gold

What will happen to the price of gold in 2022?

Gold is traditionally the go-to asset during inflation. But with inflation at 30-year highs, it has gone nowhere. Dominic Frisby investigates why, and…
20 Jan 2022
Bitcoin’s new year is off to a bad start – what does the rest of 2022 hold?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin’s new year is off to a bad start – what does the rest of 2022 hold?

Bitcoin has had its worst-ever start to a year. But it remains the “future of money”, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he looks at what might come next for …
12 Jan 2022
Frisby’s Forecasts – what does 2022 have in store for investors?
Investment strategy

Frisby’s Forecasts – what does 2022 have in store for investors?

As 2022 dawns, Dominic Frisby dusts down his crystal ball and takes his annual shot at predicting some of the most important events for investors in t…
5 Jan 2022
Frisby’s Forecasts: how did my predictions for 2021 pan out?
Investment strategy

Frisby’s Forecasts: how did my predictions for 2021 pan out?

Dominic Frisby looks back at the predictions he made at the start of the year and finds that, all things considered, he hasn't done badly at all.
22 Dec 2021
In defence of fossil fuels
Energy

In defence of fossil fuels

Fossil fuels are the subject of a lot of hate these days. But without them and the cheap, reliable and abundant energy they have provided, we’d be los…
14 Dec 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.
9 Dec 2021
We’re at another turning point in the 100-year cycle of money – here’s what to do
Currencies

We’re at another turning point in the 100-year cycle of money – here’s what to do

Money has always moved in 100-year cycles. And we’re at another turning point now, says Dominic Frisby – money has gone from gold to government-backed…
8 Dec 2021
Is the bull market over, or is this a short-term pullback?
Stockmarkets

Is the bull market over, or is this a short-term pullback?

Stockmarkets have had a bit of a swoon recently as the Omicron variant spreads around the world. But is this just a market tantrum, asks Dominic Frisb…
2 Dec 2021
Now might be a good time to stock up on platinum – while nobody cares about it
Silver and other precious metals

Now might be a good time to stock up on platinum – while nobody cares about it

Platinum has disappointed investors more than any other commodity in the last five years. But its day will come, says Dominic Frisby. Stock up now whi…
25 Nov 2021
The most important price in the world is rising – investors beware
Currencies

The most important price in the world is rising – investors beware

The US dollar is rising fast – and that’s caused a fundamental shift in the investment landscape, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he explains what that mea…
17 Nov 2021
Bitcoin hits a new record – and we all know what usually comes after fresh highs
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin hits a new record – and we all know what usually comes after fresh highs

Bitcoin has hit a new record price. And the most likely thing to follow new highs are more new highs, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he explains why bitco…
10 Nov 2021
Meme coins can be a laugh or even make you money – but they’re also scam central
Bitcoin & crypto

Meme coins can be a laugh or even make you money – but they’re also scam central

Cryptocurrencies such as Shiba Inu and Doge are jokes that have created billionaires. But there's a more sinister side to so-called "meme coins", says…
2 Nov 2021
What's in store for sterling?
Currencies

What's in store for sterling?

Sterling has displayed a repeated cycle with the US dollar. Dominic Frisby looks at what that is and how investors can play that trend.
29 Oct 2021
If you want to get exposure to bitcoin, I have this great idea for you
Bitcoin & crypto

If you want to get exposure to bitcoin, I have this great idea for you

As bitcoin climbs to new highs, you can now buy a bitcoin ETF. But if you really want to get some exposure to bitcoin, there’s a much better way, says…
20 Oct 2021
Will silver finally realise its potential? I’ve no idea – but I’ve just bought a load
Silver and other precious metals

Will silver finally realise its potential? I’ve no idea – but I’ve just bought a load

For investors, silver is incredibly frustrating. It has more potential than almost any other metal, but that potential is never realised. So why has D…
13 Oct 2021
How to invest in small nuclear reactors – the future of green energy
Energy

How to invest in small nuclear reactors – the future of green energy

The UK’s electricity supply needs to be more robust for days when the wind doesn’t blow. We need nuclear power, says Dominic Frisby. And the future of…
6 Oct 2021
The investment landscape is getting messy – what should you own now?
Investment strategy

The investment landscape is getting messy – what should you own now?

What can you own when everything is expensive? Dominic Frisby explains how to navigate what is becoming an increasingly difficult investment landscape…
29 Sep 2021
The uranium price is soaring – here’s the best way to play it now
Energy

The uranium price is soaring – here’s the best way to play it now

Uranium, the key ingredient to nuclear power, has been ignored since the bubble of 2006, but now the uranium price is rising again. Dominic Frisby exp…
22 Sep 2021
What really causes inflation? Here’s what prices since 1970 tell us
Inflation

What really causes inflation? Here’s what prices since 1970 tell us

As UK inflation hits 3.2%, Dominic Frisby compares the cost of living 50 years ago with that of today, and explains how debt drives prices higher.
15 Sep 2021
How to invest in blockchain without buying bitcoin
Bitcoin & crypto

How to invest in blockchain without buying bitcoin

Many investors have been searching for a way to invest in bitcoin in their Sipp or Isa via a regular broker account. This fund fits the bill nicely, s…
8 Sep 2021
El Salvador could be the shape of things to come for bitcoin – and emerging nations
Bitcoin & crypto

El Salvador could be the shape of things to come for bitcoin – and emerging nations

El Salvador has become the first nation to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. That’s an extraordinarily bullish move both for bitcoin and for El Salvador,…
7 Sep 2021
Everything you wanted to know about ethereum but were too afraid to ask
Bitcoin & crypto

Everything you wanted to know about ethereum but were too afraid to ask

The ethereum blockchain and its ether cryptocurrency is second only to bitcoin in size and importance. But what exactly is it and what is it for? Domi…
1 Sep 2021
Boom, bust - what's next for bitcoin?
Bitcoin & crypto

Boom, bust - what's next for bitcoin?

The price of bitcoin has been on a rollercoaster journey since the start of the year. Dominic Frisby explains where we are in the cycle now.
25 Aug 2021
Hold gold: insuring your portfolio could prove lucrative
Gold

Hold gold: insuring your portfolio could prove lucrative

Gold has had a grim year, but the backdrop for the traditional safe haven and store of value remains auspicious. There is scope for the price to jump …
20 Aug 2021
Why the Edinburgh Fringe festival is a great example of Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” in action
Economy

Why the Edinburgh Fringe festival is a great example of Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” in action

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the world. But its incredible success isn’t down to careful planning, says Dominic Frisb…
18 Aug 2021
How much further will the gold price fall?
Gold

How much further will the gold price fall?

Gold experienced a large sell-off over the weekend. Dominic Frisby analyses the outlook for the precious metal.
11 Aug 2021
How to invest in helium as the price heads higher and higher
Commodities

How to invest in helium as the price heads higher and higher

Helium gas is a highly versatile commodity in short supply. The bull market is far from over: we have had the aperitifs, but the dancing is still to c…
10 Aug 2021
The case for nickel – a crucial metal in the Green Energy Revolution
Industrial metals

The case for nickel – a crucial metal in the Green Energy Revolution

Nickel’s use in batteries for electric vehicles makes it a vital metal for the 21st century. Dominic Frisby investigates how to invest.
5 Aug 2021
Bitcoin miners are cleaning up their act, using green energy to drive higher profits
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin miners are cleaning up their act, using green energy to drive higher profits

Bitcoin has been criticised for its vast energy consumption in its pursuit of profit. But that same desire for profit is powering a green energy revol…
4 Aug 2021
What does the US dollar’s sudden about-turn mean for the markets?
Currencies

What does the US dollar’s sudden about-turn mean for the markets?

After rallying strongly since late spring, the US dollar wobbled this week. Dominic Frisby looks at where the greenback is going next, and what that m…
29 Jul 2021
Oil is taking a well-earned rest. But the bull market isn’t done yet
Oil

Oil is taking a well-earned rest. But the bull market isn’t done yet

The oil price has more than doubled in the last five years. It’s come off the boil recently, but in the longer term, things are still looking good. Do…
28 Jul 2021
Why markets keep going up in the face of “real world” economic turmoil
Investment strategy

Why markets keep going up in the face of “real world” economic turmoil

With the economy being shuttered for months and a very fragile reopening, many people and industries have had a miserable year. But not the stockmarke…
21 Jul 2021
If you bought gold with pounds, it’s been a disappointing year – but be patient
Gold

If you bought gold with pounds, it’s been a disappointing year – but be patient

Measured in US dollars, gold is flat on the year. In pounds, it's fallen. But sterling investors should be patient, says Dominic Frisby. It won’t be t…
14 Jul 2021
Commodity supercycle or not, here’s a metal that’ll still be in demand – tin
Industrial metals

Commodity supercycle or not, here’s a metal that’ll still be in demand – tin

Commodity prices may have come off the boil recently. But for tin, the only way is up. Dominic Frisby picks the best ways to invest.
7 Jul 2021
The US dollar is in a bull market. That’s bad news for most assets
Currencies

The US dollar is in a bull market. That’s bad news for most assets

Even with the Federal Reserve printing money hand over fist, the US dollar has made a bottom and is now in a bull market. That has serious implication…
1 Jul 2021
Has bitcoin bottomed out, or is a drop to $12,000 on the cards?
Bitcoin & crypto

Has bitcoin bottomed out, or is a drop to $12,000 on the cards?

The bitcoin price has fallen to a significant level. It could have hit the bottom, says Dominic Frisby, or it could just be a pause on a much bigger s…
23 Jun 2021