Currency Corner

Trump wants a weaker US dollar – so what can he do about it?

Donald Trump is a big fan of a weaker currency for America. John Stepek explains why, how he could target the US dollar, and what that would mean for investors.

Another bubble in bitcoin for traders to short

This surge in the bitcoin price seems no more likely to endure than the last one, says Matthew Partridge.

The charts that matter: the Fed gives the market the green light

This week, the Federal Reserve reassured investors that an interest rate cut is coming. John Stepek looks at how that has affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Currency Corner: what will it take for sterling to turn around?

Sterling has had a woeful couple of years. But it’s not going anywhere until Brexit is resolved one way or another, says Dominic Frisby.

The charts that matter: a quandary for the Fed

The yield curve is putting pressure on the Federal reserve to cut interest rates. But the economic data doesn’t support that. John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter most to the global economy are saying this week.

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.

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Surreal rate of return

The weird world of negative bond yields