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Currency Corner: the US dollar could go a lot higher against the euro

Since the 2008 financial crisis, the euro has been in a steady decline against the US dollar. That's likely to continue, says Dominic Frisby. Here's h…
24 Jan 2020
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Currency Corner: how is the New Zealand dollar doing against its US counterpart?

The New Zealand dollar has been doing well against the US dollar in recent months, but has started to wobble a little. Is it still a buy? Dominic Fris…
20 Jan 2020
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The currencies to bet on this year

The US dollar could be set to weaken this year, while the euro, Canadian dollar and the Swiss franc could be good bets for optimistic traders.
17 Jan 2020
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Currency Corner: how high can the pound go against the euro in 2020?

In the month in which we should finally leave the European Union, Dominic Frisby takes a look at the pound vs the euro and asks just how high sterling…
13 Jan 2020
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Currency Corner: the US dollar is the one to watch for 2020

Markets have been in two minds about the US dollar. But that could soon change, says Dominic Frisby. And it may have some big surprises in store for 2…
23 Dec 2019
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The charts that matter: as the year draws to a close, optimism reigns

At the end of an eventful year, John Stepek casts his eye over the charts that matter the most to the global economy.
21 Dec 2019
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Don’t bet on a stellar 2020 for the pound – but UK stocks should do fine

With the dust starting to settle after the general election, John Stepek looks at what the new Tory government might mean for your investments.
17 Dec 2019
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Currency Corner: what the Tory landslide means for the pound

Sterling loved the Conservative election victory. In this week#s Currency Corner, Dominic Frisby looks at just how high the pound could go next.
13 Dec 2019

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Why the Conservative victory is good news for investors

The Conservatives' election victory is a big deal, says John Stepek. Markets have bounced and the pound has surged. Here's what it all means for the e…
13 Dec 2019
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It’s inflation or bust as far as the Federal Reserve is concerned

The US Federal Reserve decided not to raise interest rates at its latest meeting, preferring to wait until inflation really takes off. John Stepek exp…
12 Dec 2019
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Currency Corner: is the New Zealand dollar about to make a big comeback?

In this week's Currency Corner, Dominic Frisby explains why he's tempted to buy the New Zealand dollar.
6 Dec 2019
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The charts that matter: will the US dollar crack?

The US dollar is a lot stronger than it was a fortnight ago. Can that continue? John Stepek looks to the charts that matter most to the global economy…
30 Nov 2019
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Is the US dollar doomed?

The stars are aligning for a weaker US dollar, which would be good news for the world economy.
29 Nov 2019
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Currency Corner: is the krone’s long slow slide coming to an end?

Dominic Frisby looks at the Norwegian krone’s performance against the Japanese yen and asks, is it set for a major reversal?
29 Nov 2019
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What last night’s big opinion poll tells us about the pound

The poll that accurately predicted the result of the last general election is suggesting a solid result for the Conservatives this time around. John S…
28 Nov 2019
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Currency Corner: clash of the commodity currencies

Dominic Frisby looks at the relative strengths of the Australian and Canadian dollars, and explains what that tells us about China and the US.
26 Nov 2019
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22 Nov 2019
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The charts that matter: a time to take stock

After a hectic week, John Stepek takes a look at the charts that matter most to the global economy.
16 Nov 2019
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Currency Corner: A lesson from two of the world’s “hardest” currencies

Dominic Frisby looks at the Swiss franc and Singaporean dollar and what our politicians can learn from these two fiscally responsible nations.
15 Nov 2019
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Will the yuan’s recovery last?

China’s yuan pushed through the symbolically important seven-to-the-dollar mark for the first time since August last week. Will its strength continue?
15 Nov 2019
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The charts that matter: markets are back in “bull” mode

As markets move back into "bull" mode, John Stepek looks at how the charts that matter most to the global economy have changed in the last week.
9 Nov 2019
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Currency Corner: it might be time to back the euro against the yen

The euro is shaping up for a nice buy signal against the yen, says Dominic Frisby.
8 Nov 2019
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The charts that matter: China’s scepticism on Trump

With China sceptical of getting a trade deal out of Donald Trump, John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter most to the global econ…
2 Nov 2019
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The troubled legacy of Mario Draghi, saviour of the euro

Mario Draghi may have rescued the euro in its darkest hour, but failed in his only official mission of keeping inflation within its target range.
1 Nov 2019
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The US dollar looks set to become a lot weaker

Many in the US and abroad would welcome a weaker dollar. And they might just get it.
1 Nov 2019
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Currency Corner: is sterling finally on the comeback trail?

Sterling seems to work in an eight-year cycle, says Dominic Frisby. And that cycle is suggesting several good years ahead for the pound.
1 Nov 2019
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Forget rate cuts – what matters most is that the Fed is still printing money

As expected, the Federal Reserve cut US interest rates. And while Fed chief Jerome Powell may talk tough, he's still printing money. John Stepek expla…
31 Oct 2019
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The US dollar is still the most important price in the world

The US dollar has been strong for years now, keeping global monetary policy tight and making life hard for emerging markets in particular. John Stepek…
28 Oct 2019
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Chart of the week: Norway’s crown has slipped

The Norwegian krone has slipped to a record low of more than ten to the euro.
28 Oct 2019
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Who will save the euro after Mario Draghi has gone?

Mario Draghi – a safe pair of hands at the ECB – is succeeded by Christine Lagarde, a lawyer who thought Argentina good for a loan.
27 Oct 2019
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The charts that matter: relative calm – and a surge for Tesla

As shares in electric car group Tesla surge, John Stepek looks at the charts that matter most to the global economy.
26 Oct 2019
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Currency Corner: what’s next for the mighty US dollar?

In today's Currency Corner, Dominic Frisby looks at the US dollar's frustrating grind higher over the last year or so, and asks where it might go next…
25 Oct 2019
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Currency Corner: what does Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal mean for the pound?

In today's Currency Corner, Dominic Frisby looks at what Boris Johnson's potential Brexit deal with the EU could mean for sterling.
18 Oct 2019
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Currency Corner: the Romanian leu – a currency that has fallen even harder than the pound

In this week's currency corner, Dominic Frisby takes look at the Romanian leu, which has, over the years, been something of a dog. Much like the pound…
11 Oct 2019
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Currency Corner: the Japanese yen is looking good against the euro

The Japanese yen has been gaining strength against the euro for some time now. In today's Currency Corner, Dominic Frisby looks at where the pair may …
4 Oct 2019
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Currency Corner: how low can the euro go?

Dominic Frisby looks at the world’s two biggest currencies – the US dollar and the euro – and picks three clear targets for traders as the euro contin…
27 Sep 2019
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Bitcoin has just crashed hard – where will it go next?

The bitcoin price has taken a beating, down by 15% in one day. Dominic Frisby looks at what’s behind the crash, and where the cryptocurrency might go …
25 Sep 2019
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Currency Corner: is it comeback time for the pound?

Everyone knows the pound is undervalued, says Dominic Frisby. But once Brexit is sorted, it will rally. And we are looking down the barrel of that now…
20 Sep 2019
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The end of the reign of King Dollar

The US dollar has dominated global trade since World War II. But the world has changed and its claim on the throne is under threat.
14 Sep 2019
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The charts that matter: “risk on” rules

The “risk-off” move we saw over the past month or so has reversed. John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter the most to the global…
14 Sep 2019
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Currency Corner: clash of the commodity currencies

In this week's currency corner, Dominic Frisby looks at the Australian dollar and the Canadian dollar – two currencies heavily geared to natural resou…
13 Sep 2019
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Currency Corner: what’s next for the US dollar?

The US dollar has been in an uptrend since early 2018. But the last few days has seen something of a reversal. Something is going on, says Dominic Fri…
6 Sep 2019
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The charts that matter: the dollar strikes back

As the US dollar index heads higher, John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter the most to the global economy.
31 Aug 2019
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Currency Corner: the New Zealand dollar vs the Japanese yen

The New Zealand dollar - or "kiwi" – has been sliding against the Japanese yen for years now. Dominic Frisby looks to see where it might go next.
30 Aug 2019
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Strong dollar squeezes Asian markets

Trade war uncertainty means that the MSCI Emerging Markets Currency index is on course for its worst month since May 2016.
30 Aug 2019
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The US dollar’s days as the world's most important currency are numbered – it’s official

Central bankers reckon the dollar's days as the world’s reserve currency are numbered. But what could replace it? John Stepek takes a look at Bank of …
27 Aug 2019
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The charts that matter: markets hold their breath

The yield curve suggested a recession was on the way when it inverted – but that could be up to two years away. John Stepek looks at the charts that m…
24 Aug 2019
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Currency Corner: this trend looks very promising for the Canadian dollar

The "loonie" has been on something of a roll against the euro since 2018. Dominic Frisby checks the charts to see where the Canadian dollar is heading…
23 Aug 2019
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The charts that matter: the rush to safety

The now infamous yield curve inverted this week, and that's sent investors running for cover. John Stepek looks at the charts that most most to invest…
17 Aug 2019