Currencies

Here’s why you really should own at least some bitcoin
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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
The charts that matter: has the dollar’s rally paused, or is it over?
Global Economy

The charts that matter: has the dollar’s rally paused, or is it over?

The US dollar ended the week higher, although off its highest point. Is that it? John Stepek looks at how it's affected the charts that matter most to…
12 Sep 2020
Will the market crash again? Watch the US dollar for clues
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Currencies

Will the market crash again? Watch the US dollar for clues

One of the biggest driving factors behind the market’s recent big sell-off was the bounce in the US dollar. John Stepek explains why the price of the …
11 Sep 2020
Is the US dollar due a bounce?
Currencies

Is the US dollar due a bounce?

The US dollar’s fortunes could be set to improve as the currency’s underlying strengths re-assert themselves.
27 Aug 2020
The pound has been trending higher against the dollar – will it last?
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The pound has been trending higher against the dollar – will it last?

Sterling has been rising against the dollar. Dominic Frisby sets his trend lines in the charts to see where the pound is heading next.
10 Aug 2020
The US dollar is ripe for sharp depreciation
Currencies

The US dollar is ripe for sharp depreciation

The US dollar – usually considered a traditional “safe haven” refuge – suffered its worst monthly performance in nearly a decade last month as risk-av…
7 Aug 2020
Can the recent rally in sterling continue?
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Can the recent rally in sterling continue?

A "double top"  – a very recognisable pattern – is forming in in the US dollar. Dominic Frisby explains what it is, and what it could tell us about st…
3 Aug 2020

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Guru watch: buy gold ahead of China's big currency move
Gold

Guru watch: buy gold ahead of China's big currency move

China has steadily been building “a renminbi-based international payments system", says Charles Gave, founding partner and chairman of Gavekal.
27 Jul 2020
Will this weekend take the world a step closer to a federal Europe?
EU Economy

Will this weekend take the world a step closer to a federal Europe?

The EU is meeting to discuss issuing common debt backed by all member states. That’s a big change, says John Stepek, and could have far-reaching effec…
17 Jul 2020
What the Latin Monetary Union – Europe’s forgotten currency – can teach us about the euro
Currencies

What the Latin Monetary Union – Europe’s forgotten currency – can teach us about the euro

The euro isn’t the continent’s first flawed single currency, says Jonathan Compton. The Latin Monetary Union lasted 61 years.
11 Jul 2020
Has the US dollar had its day?
Currencies

Has the US dollar had its day?

Soaring debt levels and the failure of America to manage the Covid-19 crisis is undermining trust in the world’s reserve currency. 
3 Jul 2020
The end of currency a tailwind for UK investors
Currencies

The end of currency a tailwind for UK investors

A weak pound and strong dollar are unlikely to keep bolstering returns for British investors over the next decade.
29 Jun 2020
Is the pound really turning into an emerging-market currency?
Currencies

Is the pound really turning into an emerging-market currency?

Some analysts have suggested that sterling's volatility makes the pound "more like the Mexican peso than the US dollar". John Stepek asks whether this…
25 Jun 2020
The charts that matter: the green shoots of global recovery?
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the green shoots of global recovery?

With US employment data coming in much better than expected, John Stepek looks at how that’s affected the charts that matter most to the global econom…
6 Jun 2020
Why a stronger euro is good news for investors
EU Economy

Why a stronger euro is good news for investors

The fragile state of the eurozone has for a long time brought the threat of deflation. But the ECB’s latest moves have dampened those fears. John Step…
5 Jun 2020
Bitcoin has just “halved” again – what does that mean, and should you buy in?
Bitcoin

Bitcoin has just “halved” again – what does that mean, and should you buy in?

Cryptocurrency bitcoin has just hit a milestone, where the rate of new coins being produced halves. Dominic Frisby explains what that means.
13 May 2020
Is bitcoin going mainstream?
Bitcoin

Is bitcoin going mainstream?

The cryptocurrency suffers from all the problems it has always had and that may never change. But digital currencies more broadly may be about to take…
9 May 2020
The charts that matter: the helicopters are unleashed
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the helicopters are unleashed

In a week when all sense of what's normal went out the window, John Stepek looks at what's happened to the charts that matter most to the global econo…
21 Mar 2020
The euro: will the single currency survive the coronavirus?
Currencies

The euro: will the single currency survive the coronavirus?

The EU has failed to convince anyone that it has either the will or the tools to keep the eurozone together in the face of the coronavirus epidemic.
20 Mar 2020
How the US dollar standard is now suffocating the global economy
Currencies

How the US dollar standard is now suffocating the global economy

In times of crisis, everyone wants cash. But not just any cash – they want the US dollar. John Stepek explains why the rush for dollars is putting a b…
19 Mar 2020
The euro’s slide against the US dollar looks set to continue
Currencies

The euro’s slide against the US dollar looks set to continue

The euro has been in a bear market against the US dollar for two years now. And on a broader scale since 2008. A decline like that is telling us somet…
19 Feb 2020
Currency Corner: As Britain leaves the EU, what lies ahead for the pound?
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Currency Corner: As Britain leaves the EU, what lies ahead for the pound?

On Brexit Day, there’s only one currency pair to look at, says Dominic Frisby – the pound and the euro. Will sterling continue to strengthen, or will …
31 Jan 2020