Currency Corner

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 resources.

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 Frisby.

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.

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.

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.

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 England governor Mark Carney’s cunning plan.

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 matter most to investors to see which way the markets are turning.

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 next.

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 investors to see how the markets have reacted.

Currency Corner: hard times are coming for emerging-market currencies

You know trouble is brewing for emerging-market currencies when everybody starts running for the US dollar, says Dominic Frisby.

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