Currencies

Bitcoin is a bubble – but bubbles change the world

There’s no doubt bitcoin is a bubble. But fear of missing out is trumping the fear of losing money. The top could be a long way off yet, says Dominic Frisby.

What’s next for the most important currency in the world?

The US dollar matters. And it has reached a turning point, says John Stepek. Where it goes next could shape the markets for months to come.

Howard Marks: no fan of cryptocurrencies

The mania in cryptocurrencies is one more proof of the prevalence today of financial naivety.

US dollar’s fifth losing month in a row

US stockmarkets might be performing well, but the same cannot be said for America’s currency. The US dollar index slid 2.9% last month, its fifth losing month in a row.

Beware the cryptocurrency con men

The hype about digital currencies is growing – but wise investors should steer clear of this unregulated world of financial scams, says John Carter.

How and where to buy bitcoin in the UK

There are many ways of buying in to the bitcoin boom. Dominic Frisby looks at the most common, and explains exactly how to buy bitcoins in the UK.

What’s next for the pound?

After last week’s election, the pound fell against the euro and the dollar. But not by as much as many expected. Dominic Frisby looks at where it might go next.

Here’s what will happen to the pound after the election

Markets clearly expect a comfortable Tory victory in the election. But you never know. John Stepek looks at different possible outcomes, and what they would mean for the pound.

Cryptocurrencies might be a bubble, but they’re here to stay

John Stepek looks at how the main asset price charts are faring ahead of the weekend, starting with bitcoin’s recent meteoric rise.

The US dollar has further to fall – which is good news for markets

The Federal Reserve says it will raise interest rates again soon. That will weaken the dollar. And if there’s one thing markets love, says John Stepek, it’s a weak dollar.

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