Currency Corner

The charts that matter: the US economy shows no sign of wilting

The US economy looks in better shape than many thought this time last month.John Stepek looks at how it’s affecting the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Welcome to Currency Corner – your weekly guide to the world’s biggest market

Forex is by far and away the biggest market in the world, with an average daily trading volume of over $5trn per day. Here, Dominic Frisby looks at the factors that can influence such a vast market.

Markets are ignoring Mark Carney – but for once, they shouldn’t

Mark Carney has hinted that interest rates are likely to be higher than the market expects. The market shrugged. But if Brexit is even a little less awful than expected, investors could end up wrong-footed.

How to make Brexit work for your business

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The precise nature of Britain’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU is yet to be determined. But the current state of flux represents a good opportunity for businesses, says Hamish Muress of forex company OFX.

Argentina is reverting to type

The Argentine peso has been the worst-performing currency against the dollar this year, and more misery could be in store.

The charts that matter: the US economy’s big surprise

US economic growth absolutely hammered expectations for the first quarter. John Stepek looks at what that means to the charts that matter the most to the global economy.

The biggest threat to investors right now is the strong US dollar

The year so far has been epic for investors. But with the US dollar hitting a two-year high, things could be about to change. John Stepek explains why.

This trend-following system is telling you to buy US stocks – and bitcoin

Dominic Frisby’s “no-brainer” trading system works across most trending markets – and right now, it’s telling you to buy.

Why you need to own gold

All the talk of Modern Monetary Theory misses one key point, says Eoin Treacy. We’re already well down the road of printing money to fund government spending.

Emerging markets bounce back

Last year emerging market stocks fell by nearly a quarter, says Marina Gerner. But in 2019 it has been a different story.

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