Janet Yellen ended her reign at the Fed with an interest-rate rise that set no pulses racing, but disappointed nobody either.
Investors looking to diversify their portfolios should turn to commodities, having got to grips with shares and bonds, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Bitcoin went even madder this week, and it looks like progress on Brexit. John Stepek examines how the week’s events affect the charts that matter to the global economy
The members of Opec, the oil exporters’ cartel, agreed to “extend-and-maybe-amend” their output deal.
This week it was all about bitcoin, says John Stepek. The digital currency’s explosive move higher really catapulted it into the limelight.
Micro-finance is the ultimate example of ethical investing. Here, David C Stevenson looks at one scheme bringing renewable energy to remote parts of Africa.
Oil is in a bull market, says Dominic Frisby. And in any bull market, you want to be invested. Here, he picks the best ways to buy in.
The desert kingdom is in the throes of radical upheaval – its leader wants to follow Facebook’s example, and “move fast and break things”. Investors should be wary, says John Stepek.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the most powerful man in Saudi Arabia, is cracking down on the kingdom’s top officials and businessmen. John Stepek looks at what that means for investors.
Last year, oil prices averaged $44 a barrel. Now Brent crude has crept up to $60 for the first time in two years, double the price seen in the spring of 2016
We usually think of gold and silver, and sometimes platinum and palladium, as precious metals. But increasingly, copper is a precious metal too.
A weak US dollar is usually a good thing for stocks, says John Stepek. So it will be interesting to see how much higher it can go before it impacts on earnings.