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Saloni Sardana

Saloni is a web writer for MoneyWeek focusing on personal finance and global financial markets. Her work has appeared in FTAdviser (part of the Financial Times),  Business Insider and City A.M, among other publications. She holds a masters in international journalism from City, University of London.

Follow her on Twitter at @sardana_saloni

Cryptocurrency roundup: Black Friday crypto crash
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Black Friday crypto crash

Bitcoin fell to a six-week low today as wider markets sold off. Salon Sardana looks at the stories that caught our eye this week.
26 Nov 2021
What Bulb Energy’s collapse means for you
Personal finance

What Bulb Energy’s collapse means for you

Bulb Energy – Britain’s seventh largest energy supplier with 1.7 million customers – has become the biggest casualty of the energy crisis. Saloni Sard…
25 Nov 2021
What Europe’s fourth wave of Covid means for investors
Economy

What Europe’s fourth wave of Covid means for investors

A fourth wave of Covid infections is spreading across mainland Europe, with many countries re-introducing restrictions. Saloni Sardana looks at what i…
25 Nov 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: China doubles down on crypto-ban
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: China doubles down on crypto-ban

Saloni Sardana casts her eye over some of the week's main goings on in the cryptocurrency world.
19 Nov 2021
The climate summit didn’t kill off coal – what stocks might benefit?
Coal

The climate summit didn’t kill off coal – what stocks might benefit?

The COP26 climate summit made a commitment to "phase down" coal. But coal still accounts for a vast amount of the energy produced around the world – a…
19 Nov 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: ether hits a new high and a dramatic week for dogecoin-inspired SHIB
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: ether hits a new high and a dramatic week for dogecoin-inspired SHIB

Saloni Sardana rounds up the main cryptocurrency stories in a week when ether hit a fresh record high and an obscure cryptocurrency hit the spotlight …
5 Nov 2021
The charts that matter: The US dollar falls and Tesla hits the $1trn milestone
Global Economy

The charts that matter: The US dollar falls and Tesla hits the $1trn milestone

Tesla hits a market cap of $1trn and the US dollar weakens. Here’s how that has affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
30 Oct 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: Bitcoin falls below $60,000 and Tesla's Elon Musk U-turns again
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Bitcoin falls below $60,000 and Tesla's Elon Musk U-turns again

Bitcoin falls below $60,000, Tesla's Elon Musk signals the company may accept crypto again and El Salvador buys more bitcoin. Saloni Sardana rounds up…
29 Oct 2021
How to invest as oil prices keep heading higher
Commodities

How to invest as oil prices keep heading higher

Oil prices are soaring reversing a sharp meltdown seen at the depths of the Covid-19 crisis. Saloni Sardana explores how you can play the market.
27 Oct 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: US overtakes China as biggest bitcoin miner
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: US overtakes China as biggest bitcoin miner

The US becomes the world’s biggest bitcoin miner, Russia’s Vladimir Putin gets onside and JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon gets sceptical. Saloni Sardana round…
15 Oct 2021
Why have Asos shares tumbled today?
UK stockmarkets

Why have Asos shares tumbled today?

UK retailer Asos issued a profit warning on Monday. Saloni Sardana breaks down what may be behind the move.
11 Oct 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: bitcoin approaches its all-time high
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: bitcoin approaches its all-time high

The price of bitcoin rose above $55,000 this week, its highest since May. Saloni Sardana looks at what’s behind the rise, and rounds up the rest of t…
8 Oct 2021
How to invest as natural gas prices soar
Gas

How to invest as natural gas prices soar

Gas prices have fallen from their recent highs, but prices are still many times higher than they were last year. Saloni Sardana looks at why supply is…
8 Oct 2021
China’s property woes are spreading beyond Evergrande
Chinese economy

China’s property woes are spreading beyond Evergrande

Instability sparked by the troubles of Evergrande, China’s heavily-indebted property giant, is spreading to the wider property market, and it could af…
5 Oct 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: bitcoin shrugs off China's ban
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: bitcoin shrugs off China's ban

The bitcoin price rose by almost 7% this week despite China banning virtually all cryptocurrency transactions. Saloni Sardana looks at the stories tha…
1 Oct 2021
Furlough is ending – will unemployment spike?
UK Economy

Furlough is ending – will unemployment spike?

The UK's Covid furlough scheme has drawn to a close. Saloni Sardana looks at how it might affect the economy.
1 Oct 2021
What is the US “debt ceiling” and what happens if it is not raised?
US Economy

What is the US “debt ceiling” and what happens if it is not raised?

The US government has hit its self-imposed spending limit. Unless that limit is raised, the government will run out of money. Saloni Sardana explains …
30 Sep 2021
What do higher oil prices mean for investors? 
Oil

What do higher oil prices mean for investors? 

The oil price has hit its highest in three years as post-pandemic demand rebounds. Saloni Sardana looks at what's going on and how it could affect you…
29 Sep 2021
Why are people panicking about fuel shortages?
UK Economy

Why are people panicking about fuel shortages?

With huge queues forming at petrol stations around the country, Saloni Sardana looks at the reasons behind the fuel shortage and asks how long it's l…
28 Sep 2021
How to cut your energy bill this winter
Personal finance

How to cut your energy bill this winter

Gas and electricity prices have risen by more than 250% so far this year. And they’re likely to go higher still Saloni Sardana looks at what can you …
24 Sep 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: China’s crackdown intensifies
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: China’s crackdown intensifies

Most major cryptocurrencies suffered falls this week as China cracked down even harder, while the Evergrande crisis rattled global markets, including …
24 Sep 2021
Why is the UK short of CO2 and what does it mean for you?
UK Economy

Why is the UK short of CO2 and what does it mean for you?

The UK is experiencing a carbon dioxide shortage that could lead to empty shelves in supermarkets. Saloni Sardana explains what’s going on and how it …
21 Sep 2021
How high energy prices are driving up food prices too
Soft commodities

How high energy prices are driving up food prices too

High energy prices aren’t just affecting our heating bills, they’re making food more expensive, too. Saloni Sardana explains what’s going on.
21 Sep 2021
What you should do if your energy provider goes bust
Personal finance

What you should do if your energy provider goes bust

At least four energy firms have gone under in recent days as the price of gas and electricity soars. Saloni Sardana looks at what to do if your energy…
20 Sep 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: litecoin blunder, cardano update and bitcoin mining in Laos
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: litecoin blunder, cardano update and bitcoin mining in Laos

Saloni Sardana looks at the week’s biggest stories in the world of cryptocurrencies.
17 Sep 2021
Why are energy prices going up so much?
Energy

Why are energy prices going up so much?

UK energy prices are going through the roof, with electricity the most expensive in Europe and gas at its highest for 13 years. Saloni Sardana explain…
16 Sep 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: Bitcoin sells off even as it becomes legal tender
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Bitcoin sells off even as it becomes legal tender

In a week when El Salvador made bitcoin legal tender, cryptocurrency values fell hard – with one exception. Saloni Sardana looks at the stories that c…
10 Sep 2021
EasyJet rejects takeover bid and announces £1.2bn rights issue
UK stockmarkets

EasyJet rejects takeover bid and announces £1.2bn rights issue

Shares in budget airline easyJet tumbled today after it said it had rejected a rival’s takeover bid and would be raising cash from shareholders and ta…
9 Sep 2021
Why now is a great time to buy Japanese stocks
Japan stockmarkets

Why now is a great time to buy Japanese stocks

Japan’s stockmarket is riding high after its PM announced he was to step down. But there are still plenty of bargains. Saloni Sardana looks at the rea…
9 Sep 2021
What is Solana and why has the cryptocurrency rocketed this year?
Bitcoin & crypto

What is Solana and why has the cryptocurrency rocketed this year?

Cryptocurrency Solana hit an all-time high this week after rising by around 350% in the last month alone. Saloni Sardana explains what’s going on and …
8 Sep 2021
Bitcoin is now legal tender in El Salvador. What does that mean for investors?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin is now legal tender in El Salvador. What does that mean for investors?

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Saloni Sardana explains why, and looks at what it might mean f…
7 Sep 2021
State pensioners probably aren’t going to get an 8% pay rise next year
State pensions

State pensioners probably aren’t going to get an 8% pay rise next year

The “triple-lock” could in theory mean an 8% rise in state pensions this year. But that’s not going to happen. Saloni Sardana explains what the triple…
6 Sep 2021
Cryptocurrency round-up: PayPal taps into UK crypto market and FCA blacklists Binance
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency round-up: PayPal taps into UK crypto market and FCA blacklists Binance

In a mixed week for crypto, PayPal taps into the UK market and the FCA blacklists Binance. Saloni Sardana looks at the week in crypto.
27 Aug 2021
The charts that matter: markets cheer Powell’s inaction
Global Economy

The charts that matter: markets cheer Powell’s inaction

Markets were holding their breath for most of the week ahead of the Fed's Jackson Hole Symposium but in the end they cheered Chair Jay Powell's inacti…
27 Aug 2021
What PayPal’s foray into cryptocurrencies means for your money
Bitcoin & crypto

What PayPal’s foray into cryptocurrencies means for your money

PayPal on Monday announced it is tapping into the UK market by allowing its UK users to buy, hold, and sell virtual currencies. Saloni Sardana assesse…
24 Aug 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: Wells Fargo launches bitcoin fund while traders round on Binance
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Wells Fargo launches bitcoin fund while traders round on Binance

In a strong week for cryptocurrencies, a major US bank launched a new bitcoin investment fund. And a group of disgruntled traders take Binance to arbi…
20 Aug 2021