Currency Corner

Currency Corner: the Australian dollar’s dreadful decade

The Australian dollar has been falling in value since 2011. It’s fared even worse than the pound. Dominic Frisby looks at the reasons for its decline.

Get ready for epic levels of monetary debasement

With central bankers turning ultra-dovish, it looks like the currency wars are back on the agenda. John Stepek explains why, and what it means for your money.

Bitcoin is back in a bear market – but don’t sell now

After its recent spectacular rise, bitcoin suffered a whopping great selloff that, technically, put it back in a bear market. But that doesn’t mean you should sell, says Dominic Frisby. Here’s why.

Forget the trade truce – here’s what really matters for markets now

Markets rallied after Donald Trump and Xi Jinping patched up their differences at the G20 summit. But trade talks are just a sideshow. What really matters is what happens to the US dollar.

The charts that matter: the bond bubble keeps getting bigger

Markets are still absorbing the impact of the Federal Reserve’s shift closer to cutting rates that we saw last week. John Stepek looks at what’s happening to the charts that matter the most to the global economy.

Currency Corner: it’s time to sell the US dollar - here’s why

Dominic Frisby’s trend-following system is telling him that the US dollar, in the medium-term at least, is a sell. Here’s why.

Why “America First” is bad news for the US dollar

Since WW2, the US has been the world’s dominant political and military force. That’s now changing – and it means a weaker US dollar. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the change, and how to position your portfolio.

Libra, Facebook’s faux cryptocurrency, could really take off

Libra, the proposed new cryptocurrency from Facebook, could be huge, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Not because it is a cryptocurrency. But because it isn’t.

The charts that matter: the great central bank-sponsored rally

With the US central bank now on board with the idea of cutting interest rates, John Stpeek looks at what this means for the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Currency Corner: is the pound brewing up a multi-year bull market?

The pound has been stuck in a range against the euro while we’ve endured seemingly endless political chaos. There’s still a way to go yet. But when we do get some clarity, the rally could be huge, says Dominic Frisby.

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