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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

 

Help your portfolio take off with helium
Commodities

Help your portfolio take off with helium

Dominic Frisby looks at the coldest substance on earth, helium, and explains why now’s the time to buy.
30 Nov 2022
15 ways bitcoin makes the world better
Bitcoin & crypto

15 ways bitcoin makes the world better

What problem does bitcoin solve? How does it make the world better? Dominic Frisby shares his view.
23 Nov 2022
The cautionary tale of FTX and the future of bitcoin
Bitcoin & crypto

The cautionary tale of FTX and the future of bitcoin

The collapse of FTX has fractured the crypto market, but bitcoin will survive the fallout, argues Dominic Frisby.
16 Nov 2022
Hold on to your oil and gas stocks
Energy stocks

Hold on to your oil and gas stocks

Oil and gas stocks have done very well in the last few months. But they’ve got a long way to run yet, says Dominic Frisby.
10 Nov 2022
Why there is still life in the energy bull market
Energy

Why there is still life in the energy bull market

A green power initiative on the Galapagos Islands demonstrates how the renewable energy transition will need to be supported by fossil fuels for some …
4 Nov 2022
How to navigate the rapidly changing investment landscape
Investments

How to navigate the rapidly changing investment landscape

The investment landscape has changed dramatically over the past year. Here’s how investors can profit.
26 Oct 2022
Is it a good time to buy physical gold?
Gold

Is it a good time to buy physical gold?

The gold price remains depressed, but demand for physical gold has never been higher. Dominic Frisby explains whether now is a good time to buy physic…
25 Oct 2022
The strong dollar leaves UK property looking cheap
Property

The strong dollar leaves UK property looking cheap

UK property looks cheap for international investors, says Dominic Frisby.
21 Oct 2022
Markets may have bounced, but this is not the end of the bear market
Stockmarkets

Markets may have bounced, but this is not the end of the bear market

Stocks are back on the rise, commodities and precious metals prices are up – even the pound has rebounded. But none of this is typical of bull markets…
5 Oct 2022
How the end of cheap money could spark a house price crash
House prices

How the end of cheap money could spark a house price crash

Rock bottom interest rates drove property prices to unaffordable levels. But with rates set to climb and cheap money off the table, we could see house…
28 Sep 2022
Could gold be the basis for a new global currency?
Gold

Could gold be the basis for a new global currency?

Gold has always been the most reliable form of money. Now collaboration between China and Russia could lead to a new gold-backed means of exchange – g…
22 Sep 2022
Paypal, bitcoin, and the weaponisation of money
Bitcoin & crypto

Paypal, bitcoin, and the weaponisation of money

Recent events have shown how both business and governments can “weaponise” money and shut down dissent. What to do? Buy bitcoin, says Dominic Frisby.
22 Sep 2022
Silver – the cheap precious metal set for a multi-week rally
Silver and other precious metals

Silver – the cheap precious metal set for a multi-week rally

Silver is full of potential – but it is a risky investment. Right now, however, it’s cheap and the outlook is positive. Dominic Frisby explains why.
14 Sep 2022
Will Liz Truss as PM mark a turning point for the pound?
Currencies

Will Liz Truss as PM mark a turning point for the pound?

The pound is at its lowest since 1985. But a new government often markets a turning point, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he looks at where sterling might…
8 Sep 2022
As global powers fight it out, commodity prices are set to rocket
Commodities

As global powers fight it out, commodity prices are set to rocket

Commodity prices have been held down by globalisation. This trend is now rapidly reversing.
1 Sep 2022
A lesson for investors from a ill-fated silver mine
Investment strategy

A lesson for investors from a ill-fated silver mine

Mining methods may have changed since the industry’s early days, but the business hasn’t – digging ore from the ground and selling it at a profit. The…
29 Aug 2022
The US dollar is rising to dangerous levels – here’s what to do about it
Currencies

The US dollar is rising to dangerous levels – here’s what to do about it

The US dollar is back on the rise as panicky investors head for safety. That’s rattling markets across the world, says Dominic Frisby. Here’s how to …
23 Aug 2022
How to protect your wealth as inflation hits new record highs
Investment strategy

How to protect your wealth as inflation hits new record highs

UK inflation has hit a new record high of 10.1%. It's going to hurt, says Dominic Frisby. Here's how you can protect your wealth.
17 Aug 2022
Is gold cheap relative to equities?
Gold price

Is gold cheap relative to equities?

Dominic Frisby looks at the Dow-gold ratio and explains why gold is starting to appear inexpensive compared to equities.
12 Aug 2022
A fond farewell to a MoneyWeek legend
Investment strategy

A fond farewell to a MoneyWeek legend

John Stepek, MoneyWeek’s executive editor, is leaving for fresh pastures. Dominic Frisby shares his thoughts.
5 Aug 2022
Why do we use the weights and measures we do?
Economy

Why do we use the weights and measures we do?

The UK uses a particularly quirky mix of imperial and metric measures, and the subject of which is best can provoke considerable ire. Here, Dominic Fr…
4 Aug 2022
Who’s buying gold right now and why?
Gold

Who’s buying gold right now and why?

There has been a marked increase in people from two very different professions buying gold coins and bars. Dominic Frisby asks why.
2 Aug 2022
Are interest rates set to go higher than anyone thinks possible?
Inflation

Are interest rates set to go higher than anyone thinks possible?

With inflation raging at 10% or more, central banks may have to raise interest rates to similar levels to keep it under control. But have they got the…
26 Jul 2022
Silver and platinum: two precious metals that will be screaming buys when the dollar turns
Silver and other precious metals

Silver and platinum: two precious metals that will be screaming buys when the dollar turns

The soaring US dollar has depressed the price of virtually every metal – and none more so than platinum and silver. They may have further to fall yet…
13 Jul 2022
Can anything stop the dollar’s devastating bull run?
Currencies

Can anything stop the dollar’s devastating bull run?

The US dollar has been on a massive bull run for the last year or so. Commodity prices are sliding, and the euro – maybe even the pound – could hit pa…
7 Jul 2022
Gold has been incredibly boring to own – but that’s no bad thing right now
Gold

Gold has been incredibly boring to own – but that’s no bad thing right now

Stocks, bonds and cryptocurrencies have all seen big falls this year. But gold remains at its one-year average. It may be dull, but it’s doing what it…
29 Jun 2022
Market crash: have we hit bottom or is there worse to come?
Stockmarkets

Market crash: have we hit bottom or is there worse to come?

For a little while, markets looked like they were about to embark on a full-on crash. And that could still happen, says Dominic Frisby. Today, he look…
27 Jun 2022
A lesson from Stan Druckenmiller: position sizes really matter
Investment strategy

A lesson from Stan Druckenmiller: position sizes really matter

The size of each of your investments determines how much you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong, says investment guru Stan…
23 Jun 2022
The natural resources industry is in a tight spot – which is bad news for the rest of us
Commodities

The natural resources industry is in a tight spot – which is bad news for the rest of us

The natural resources industry is in a bind. We need it to produce more energy and metals, but it has been starved of investment, plagued by supply ch…
20 Jun 2022
How much further will bitcoin fall?
Bitcoin & crypto

How much further will bitcoin fall?

Bitcoin has crashed hard, along with the wider cryptocurrency sector. Everything is looking awful, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he asks just how low bit…
15 Jun 2022
How to invest in the copper boom
Industrial metals

How to invest in the copper boom

The price of copper has slipped recently. But that’s temporary – the long-term outlook is very bullish, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he explains the bes…
9 Jun 2022
When it comes to investing, sometimes you just have to have faith
Investment strategy

When it comes to investing, sometimes you just have to have faith

To be a successful investor, there’s no substitute for knowledge and experience. But you also need belief, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he explains how …
8 Jun 2022
Think the oil price is high now? You ain’t seen nothing yet
Oil

Think the oil price is high now? You ain’t seen nothing yet

The oil price has been on a tear in recent months. Dominic Frisby explains why oil in fact is still very cheap relative to other assets.
1 Jun 2022
The Federal Reserve wants markets to fall – here’s what that means for investors
Stockmarkets

The Federal Reserve wants markets to fall – here’s what that means for investors

The Federal Reserve’s primary mandate is to keep inflation down, and lower asset prices help with that. So, asks Dominic Frisby – just how low will st…
25 May 2022
Despite the crypto crash, bitcoin still has a bright future
Bitcoin & crypto

Despite the crypto crash, bitcoin still has a bright future

Cryptocurrencies have crashed hard, with bitcoin down by more than 50% from its peak. But, says Dominic Frisby, bitcoin still has a future – it is the…
19 May 2022
The tech-stock bubble has burst – but I still want a Peloton
Stockmarkets

The tech-stock bubble has burst – but I still want a Peloton

Peloton was one of the big winners from the Covid tech boom. But it's fallen over 90% as the tech stock bubble bursts and and everything else falls in…
19 May 2022