Currencies

Shrinking credibility leaves sterling resembling an emerging-market currency
Andrew Bailey and Rishi Sunak
Currencies

Shrinking credibility leaves sterling resembling an emerging-market currency

UK monetary policy and the effects of Brexit are undermining confidence in sterling – it is increasingly resembling an emerging-market currency.
8 Jun 2022
What the UK’s no-confidence vote means for the pound
Boris Johnson
Currencies

What the UK’s no-confidence vote means for the pound

Boris Johnson is to face a vote of confidence in Parliament after a group of Conservative MPs turned against him. Saloni Sardana looks at what it migh…
6 Jun 2022
Could a stronger euro bring relief to global markets?
Christine Lagarde of the ECB © Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images
Currencies

Could a stronger euro bring relief to global markets?

The European Central Bank is set to end its negative interest rate policy. That should bring some relief to markets, says John Stepek. Here’s why.
24 May 2022
Despite the crypto crash, bitcoin still has a bright future
Bitcoin and a circuit board
Bitcoin & crypto

Despite the crypto crash, bitcoin still has a bright future

Cryptocurrencies have crashed hard, with bitcoin down by more than 50% from its peak. But, says Dominic Frisby, bitcoin still has a future – it is the…
19 May 2022
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
The return of the currency wars
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
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
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China’s currency is falling – the last time it did this, markets crashed
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 pound is falling hard – is a UK recession on the cards?
UK Economy

The pound is falling hard – is a UK recession on the cards?

The pound has tanked against the US dollar as markets grow increasingly concerned about a recession in the UK. John Stepek asks if anything can save u…
25 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
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