AUTHOR

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

A beginner’s guide to bitcoin: where to store your bitcoins
Bitcoin

A beginner’s guide to bitcoin: where to store your bitcoins

Once you've got hold of some bitcoins, you need somewhere secure to keep them. Dominic Frisby outlines some of the best options, from exchanges to col…
4 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: how to buy bitcoin
Bitcoin

A beginner’s guide to bitcoin: how to buy bitcoin

For the novice, buying bitcoin can be a daunting prospect. Here, Dominic Frisby outlines the process from start to finish.
3 Mar 2021
A beginner’s guide to bitcoin: the technical genius behind bitcoin and the blockchain – and how it all works
Bitcoin

A beginner’s guide to bitcoin: the technical genius behind bitcoin and the blockchain – and how it all works

In the second in his series on bitcoin, Dominic Frisby looks at the blockchain – bitcoin’s unique underlying architecture – and what makes it and the …
2 Mar 2021
A beginner’s guide to bitcoin: what is bitcoin?
Bitcoin

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

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
Oil is dirt cheap and going higher – here’s the best ways to invest
Oil

Oil is dirt cheap and going higher – here’s the best ways to invest

After its crash earlier this year oil is still extraordinarily cheap. But supply is short and demand is only going to rise, says Dominic Frisby. Here,…
25 Nov 2020
Could bitcoin really go to $300,000?
Bitcoin

Could bitcoin really go to $300,000?

Bitcoin is off on one of its periodic rocket rides. And while you may think it’s a bubble, says Dominic Frisby, its potential is so enormous that you …
18 Nov 2020
You may not have heard of royalty companies, but they’re a great way to invest in gold
Gold

You may not have heard of royalty companies, but they’re a great way to invest in gold

Royalty companies provide funding to gold miners in exchange for a share of production revenues. And they have been performing much better than the mi…
11 Nov 2020
How bitcoin will offer an escape from a Brave New World in the next two decades
Bitcoin

How bitcoin will offer an escape from a Brave New World in the next two decades

Bitcoin should prove an excellent store of value as central banks muscle their way into the cryptocurrency world over the coming decades, writes Domin…
9 Nov 2020
The US election is a mess – and markets everywhere love it
US election

The US election is a mess – and markets everywhere love it

The result of the US presidential election may still hang in the balance, but in the markets, pretty much every asset bar the US dollar is having a fi…
6 Nov 2020
The stars are lining up for bitcoin – make sure you own some
Bitcoin

The stars are lining up for bitcoin – make sure you own some

With recent endorsement by the likes of Paypal and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, cryptocurrency bitcoin is getting increasingly mainstream. And with the pric…
28 Oct 2020
Buying bitcoin could be the best way to play the remote working boom
Bitcoin

Buying bitcoin could be the best way to play the remote working boom

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the move to home working, flexible employment practices and the rise of the “digital nomad”. One of the best …
21 Oct 2020
Sterling or bitcoin? I know which one I trust more
Bitcoin

Sterling or bitcoin? I know which one I trust more

Many people don’t understand or trust bitcoin. They don’t think it’s real money. But it’s more robust and less easy to manipulate than our national cu…
14 Oct 2020
Platinum has lost its shine – but the green energy revolution could change all that
Silver and other precious metals

Platinum has lost its shine – but the green energy revolution could change all that

Platinum has had a terrible few years – right now, it is at the same price as it was in 2003. But that could soon change. Dominic Frisby puts the case…
7 Oct 2020
Two commodities that could lie at the heart of the next resources bubble
Energy

Two commodities that could lie at the heart of the next resources bubble

Commodities tend to move in cycles. And if you can identify early on which ones are about to surge in demand, you can profit handsomely. Dominic Frisb…
30 Sep 2020
The rising dollar is proving bad news for most other assets – will it last?
Investment strategy

The rising dollar is proving bad news for most other assets – will it last?

Precious metals, stocks and pretty much every other asset has taken a tumble as the US dollar strengthens. Dominic Frisby looks at how long this trend…
23 Sep 2020
Why investors should take cycle theories with a massive pinch of salt
Sponsored

Why investors should take cycle theories with a massive pinch of salt

Things move in cycles, and they can be useful for timing trades. But it's easy to become wedded to a particular cycle and make the wrong decisions. Do…
21 Sep 2020
Here’s why you really should own at least some bitcoin
Bitcoin

Here’s why you really should own at least some bitcoin

While bitcoin is having a quiet year – at least in relative terms – its potential to become the default cash system for the internet is undiminished, …
16 Sep 2020
Is it time to take profits on technology stocks?
Sponsored

Is it time to take profits on technology stocks?

With tech stocks continuing to slide, Dominic Frisby examines the charts and asks whether now is the time to sell.
14 Sep 2020
Both bitcoin and tech stocks have tumbled – how much worse will it get?
Stockmarkets

Both bitcoin and tech stocks have tumbled – how much worse will it get?

The recent run-up in tech stocks was extraordinary to the point that it defied belief. Now, the bubble looks very much like it is bursting – taking bi…
9 Sep 2020
Why helium is headed a lot higher
Commodities

Why helium is headed a lot higher

Shortages of key resources never last, but investors can profit with careful timing, writes Dominic Frisby
7 Sep 2020