Currencies

Currencies: the yen just keeps on tumbling
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda
Currencies

Currencies: the yen just keeps on tumbling

The Japanese yen is trading close to a 20-year low with the US dollar, with the Bank of Japan in no rush to raise interest rates.
11 May 2022
Why has the Terra stablecoin broken its US dollar peg and should you care?
Terra stablecoin
Bitcoin & crypto

Why has the Terra stablecoin broken its US dollar peg and should you care?

The Terra stablecoin is supposed to match the value of the US dollar – but its value has crashed. John Stepek explains what it means for you and your …
10 May 2022
The return of the currency wars
Singapore dollars
Currencies

The return of the currency wars

The post-2008 currency wars were all about the race to the bottom. The post-Covid world is very different, says John Stepek.
10 May 2022
If the US dollar keeps rising from here, it’s going to hurt
US $100 bills
Currencies

If the US dollar keeps rising from here, it’s going to hurt

The US dollar is on a bull run, sending every other asset into freefall. And it's at a particularly critical point right now, says Dominic Frisby. Her…
4 May 2022
China’s currency is falling – the last time it did this, markets crashed
Chines yuan banknote
Currencies

China’s currency is falling – the last time it did this, markets crashed

China’s currency, the yuan, has seen its biggest drop since 2015. And with a slowing economy, it won't be raising interest rates. John Stepek explains…
26 Apr 2022
The charts that matter: bond yields and US dollar continue to climb
Global Economy

The charts that matter: bond yields and US dollar continue to climb

The US dollar and government bond yields around the world continued to climb. Here’s what happened to the charts that matter most to the global econom…
23 Apr 2022
Why Russian sanctions could make the dollar less attractive
Currencies

Why Russian sanctions could make the dollar less attractive

The US dollar could lose its appeal if America keeps sanctioning countries like Iran and Russia. Alex Rankine explains why.
8 Apr 2022
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Does Russia's move to price energy in roubles threaten the US dollar?
Currencies

Does Russia's move to price energy in roubles threaten the US dollar?

Russia is no longer accepting dollars as payment for its energy. Could this threaten the dollar’s status as global reserve currency? John Stepek is no…
5 Apr 2022
What the collapse in the yen and surging bond yields have in common
Government bonds

What the collapse in the yen and surging bond yields have in common

As bond yields surge, the Japanese yen – often seen as a “safe haven” investment – is falling in value. And that’s confusing investors. John Stepek ex…
28 Mar 2022
Has the pound already hit its highest point for this cycle?
Currencies

Has the pound already hit its highest point for this cycle?

The pound moves in an eight-year cycle, says Dominic Frisby. And in its latest cycle, it may have nowhere to go but down.
24 Mar 2022
The case for cryptocurrencies in times of war
Bitcoin & crypto

The case for cryptocurrencies in times of war

Both sides in the Russia-Ukraine war are turning to cryptocurrencies. Saloni Sardana looks at the case for digital cash in times of war.
4 Mar 2022
China almost certainly owns more gold than the US – here’s why that matters
Gold

China almost certainly owns more gold than the US – here’s why that matters

China almost certainly owns a lot more gold than anyone else – including the USA. But how much? And why does it need so much gold? Dominic Frisby expl…
3 Mar 2022
Russia is now a financial pariah. What does that mean for markets?
Global Economy

Russia is now a financial pariah. What does that mean for markets?

With Russia being frozen out of the global financial system, John Stepek looks at what it means for markets, the global economy, and your portfolio.
28 Feb 2022
What does the future hold for central bank digital currencies?
Currencies

What does the future hold for central bank digital currencies?

Many of the world's central banks – including the Bank of England – have expressed an interest in creating their own digital currencies. Shivani Khand…
31 Jan 2022
I wish I knew what bitcoin was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what bitcoin was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

This week, we explain just what bitcoin is – and why the cryptocurrency is so revolutionary.
25 Jan 2022
Bitcoin is down more than 50% since its all-time high. What is going on?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin is down more than 50% since its all-time high. What is going on?

Bitcoin, the world's most popular cryptocurrency, is trading more than 50% below its all-time high in November. Saloni Sardana explains why the digita…
24 Jan 2022
US inflation is at its highest since 1982. Why aren’t markets panicking?
Inflation

US inflation is at its highest since 1982. Why aren’t markets panicking?

US inflation is at 7% – the last time it was this high interest rates were at 14%. But instead of panicking, markets just shrugged. John Stepek explai…
13 Jan 2022
Bitcoin’s new year is off to a bad start – what does the rest of 2022 hold?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin’s new year is off to a bad start – what does the rest of 2022 hold?

Bitcoin has had its worst-ever start to a year. But it remains the “future of money”, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he looks at what might come next for …
12 Jan 2022
The charts that matter: markets start the year with a crash
Global Economy

The charts that matter: markets start the year with a crash

As markets start 2022 with a big selloff, here’s what happened to the charts that matter most to the global economy.
8 Jan 2022
Erdogan’s risky bluff to save the Turkish lira
Currencies

Erdogan’s risky bluff to save the Turkish lira

Turkey's autocratic president has said the government will guarantee lira deposits against further deterioration in the exchange rate. Few people are …
7 Jan 2022
The charts that matter: Fed becomes more hawkish
Economy

The charts that matter: Fed becomes more hawkish

Gold rose meanwhile the US dollar fell after a key Fed meeting. Here’s what else happened to the charts that matter most to the global economy.
18 Dec 2021
Cryptocurrency round-up: selling Tesla “merch” for dogecoin, and the Bank of England warns on cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency round-up: selling Tesla “merch” for dogecoin, and the Bank of England warns on cryptocurrencies

In a week that Tesla's Elon Musk says the company may accept dogecoin as a form of payment, Saloni Sardana looks at the week’s top cryptocurrency stor…
17 Dec 2021