Currency Corner

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.

Trade conflict risks igniting currency war

China’s currency fell to an 11-year low against the US dollar, prompting US authorities to brand the country a currency manipulator.

How negative interest rates could spell the death of cash

In the topsy turvy world of negative interest rates, the pound in your pocket undergoes a bizarre change. John Stepek explains what that means for investors.

The charts that matter: it’s all gone a bit pear-shaped

With the currency wars escalating, John Stepek looks at how the week’s events have shaped the charts that matter the most to the global economy.

Currency Corner: a frustrating lesson in trend-following from the US dollar

The point of a trading system is that it forces you to ignore your hunches, says Dominic Frisby. And sometimes, that can be a frustrating experience.

The currency war gets serious

This week, the Chinese yuan (or renminbi) weakened to the point where one US dollar could buy more than seven yuan. That’s the weakest level in a decade.

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