Currencies

The charts that matter: more pain for goldbugs
Economy

The charts that matter: more pain for goldbugs

Gold investors saw more disappointment this week as the yellow metal took a tumble. Here’s what’s happened to the charts that matter most to the globa…
18 Sep 2021
What really causes inflation? Here’s what prices since 1970 tell us
1971 Ford Cortina
Inflation

What really causes inflation? Here’s what prices since 1970 tell us

As UK inflation hits 3.2%, Dominic Frisby compares the cost of living 50 years ago with that of today, and explains how debt drives prices higher.
15 Sep 2021
The charts that matter: gold and bitcoin both slide
Global Economy

The charts that matter: gold and bitcoin both slide

Gold and its modern counterpart, bitcoin, both sold off this week. Here’s what’s happened to the charts that matter most to the global economy.
11 Sep 2021
El Salvador could be the shape of things to come for bitcoin – and emerging nations
Shop in El Salvador that accepts bitcoin
Bitcoin & crypto

El Salvador could be the shape of things to come for bitcoin – and emerging nations

El Salvador has become the first nation to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. That’s an extraordinarily bullish move both for bitcoin and for El Salvador,…
7 Sep 2021
Bitcoin is now legal tender in El Salvador. What does that mean for investors?
Anti-bitcoin protest in El Salvador
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
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
The charts that matter: “growth scare” grips the markets
Global Economy

The charts that matter: “growth scare” grips the markets

Asset prices fell hard this week as investors reassessed the “reflation trade”. Here’s what’s happened to the charts that matter most to the global ec…
21 Aug 2021
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Will King Dollar lose his crown?
Currencies

Will King Dollar lose his crown?

The US dollar is the world’s leading reserve currency. But it might not always be.
20 Aug 2021
I wish I knew what the gold standard was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what the gold standard was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

These days, most currencies are "fiat" currencies backed by the economies of the countries that issue them. But in days gone by currencies were on the…
17 Aug 2021
Three key lessons on the 50th anniversary of the gold standard's demise
Global Economy

Three key lessons on the 50th anniversary of the gold standard's demise

Since 1973, the global monetary system has been backed by the dollar, not by gold. John Stepek looks at whether that will last and what may be next.
13 Aug 2021
The charts that matter: bitcoin rises and a mixed week for tech
Economy

The charts that matter: bitcoin rises and a mixed week for tech

Tech stocks suffered a volatile week. Here’s how it affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
30 Jul 2021
What does the US dollar’s sudden about-turn mean for the markets?
Currencies

What does the US dollar’s sudden about-turn mean for the markets?

After rallying strongly since late spring, the US dollar wobbled this week. Dominic Frisby looks at where the greenback is going next, and what that m…
29 Jul 2021
The charts that matter: what happened to reflation?
Economy

The charts that matter: what happened to reflation?

Government bond yields turned down this week, while the US stock market hit new highs, as “reflation” trades wilted under the pressure of concerns ove…
24 Jul 2021
The charts that matter: gold in a positive mood
Global Economy

The charts that matter: gold in a positive mood

The gold price perked up significantly this week. Here’s how it affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
17 Jul 2021
The charts that matter: bond yields plummet again
Global Economy

The charts that matter: bond yields plummet again

Government bond yields around the world took a dive again this week. Here’s how it affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
10 Jul 2021
The charts that matter: US dollar continues its bull run
Global Economy

The charts that matter: US dollar continues its bull run

The US dollar’s bull run continued this week. Here’s how it affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
3 Jul 2021
The US dollar is in a bull market. That’s bad news for most assets
Currencies

The US dollar is in a bull market. That’s bad news for most assets

Even with the Federal Reserve printing money hand over fist, the US dollar has made a bottom and is now in a bull market. That has serious implication…
1 Jul 2021
The charts that matter: tech stocks hit new highs
Global Economy

The charts that matter: tech stocks hit new highs

The tech-heavy Nasdaq index hit new highs this week. Here’s how it affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
26 Jun 2021
The charts that matter: the Fed springs a surprise
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the Fed springs a surprise

As the US Federal Reserve turns hawkish on inflation, we look at how that’s affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
19 Jun 2021
Bitcoin bounces after Elon Musk weighs in on the clean energy debate
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin bounces after Elon Musk weighs in on the clean energy debate

Bitcoin jumped to an almost two-week high overnight after yet another tweet from Elon Musk. Saloni Sardana looks at what the “crypto-king” has said no…
14 Jun 2021
The charts that matter: global bond yields take a dive
Global Economy

The charts that matter: global bond yields take a dive

As government bond yields around the world take a big tumble, we look at the charts that matter most to the global economy.
12 Jun 2021
Bitcoin is now legal tender in El Salvador. Is this the start of something?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin is now legal tender in El Salvador. Is this the start of something?

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to make bitcoin legal tender. John Stepek explains why, and asks if other countries might do the…
10 Jun 2021