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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 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
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