Currencies

Here are my ten big predictions for 2019

Dominic Frisby dusts off his crystal ball and makes ten very specific forecasts about what is going to happen in the year ahead.

Why Apple’s sales warning has rattled the currency markets

Apple’s admission that sales will be lower than expected is clearly a problem for the tech giant. But it has much bigger implications for the global economy as a whole. John Stepek explains why.

Could 2019 see the beginning of the end for the US dollar?

The US defaulting on its debt is almost unthinkable. But with Trump in charge, it’s a tiny bit more thinkable than it was. And that would have disastrous consequences for the dollar.

The charts that matter: the Fed turns tough

For the last time this year, John Stepek casts his eye over the charts that matter most to the global economy.

How did my prophecies for 2018 pan out?

Dominic Frisby revisits his economic predictions from a year ago to find out just how accurate – or wide of the mark – he was.

The charts that matter: if the dollar stays strong, everything else will stay weak

The US dollar doesn’t look like weakening anytime soon. John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Chart of the week: the pound’s post-war swan dive

The pound hit a new 20-month low against the dollar this week as Prime Minister Theresa May postponed the Brexit vote.

What does May’s victory mean for markets?

After Theresa May’s less than convincing win in the Conservative Party’s no confidence vote, John Stepek looks at how the markets have reacted, and what it means for your money.

The charts that matter: Powell takes a telling from Trump

In a week when the US Federal Reserve turned dovish on interest rates, John Sepek looks at what that means to the global economy’s most important charts

Chart of the week: Bitcoin bubble hisses yet more air

Just 11 months ago, bitcoin reached a record price of nearly $20,000. Now it’s worth $4,300, its lowest level for more than a year.

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