Currencies

Why it’s worth holding a bit of gold in your portfolio

Global equities are almost in bear market territory. We don’t know what will happen next. But that’s exactly why you should have some gold, says John Stepek.

How Brexit will hit sterling

Matthew Partridge talks to currency expert Jeremy Thomson-Cook about how Britain leaving the EU could affect sterling and other currencies.

Ray Dalio: beware a dollar slump

Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s biggest hedge fund, has warned the dollar could lose almost a third of its value.

Can altcoins survive $650bn of losses?

Of course they can. It’ll be a wild ride, but cryptocurrencies are here to stay, says Matthew Lynn.

The charts that matter: is this the turning point for the US dollar?

John Stepek looks at the charts that matter most to the global economy. And this week, it’s all about the US dollar.

Now looks like a good time to buy gold – but you need to watch this chart

One thing matters more than anything else to the price of gold – the US dollar. Where it goes, gold follows. Dominic Frisby looks at where it may be headed next.

A warning from the goldmining boom to today’s cryptocurrency investors

The number of cryptocurrencies exploded as coders, entrepreneurs and scam artists jumped on the crypto-bandwagon. But as with a gold rush, fortunes can be lost as well as won.

Chart of the week: the bitcoin bubble is still hissing air

Last week bitcoin dropped by more than 20% in a few days to around $6,200 before recovering slightly. Other cryptocurrencies such as ethereum and XRP have lost their footing too.

Peter Schiff: the buck is heading for bust

America is slipping into a recession and yet everybody is blind to it.

Indonesia's currency slides as emerging markets sell off

The emerging markets sell-off has pushed the Indonesian rupiah to its weakest level against the dollar since the 1998 Asian crisis.

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