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Peter Schiff: the buck is heading for bust

America is slipping into a recession and yet everybody is blind to it.
14 Sep 2018
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Indonesia's currency slides as emerging markets sell off

The emerging markets sell-off has pushed the Indonesian rupiah to its weakest level against the dollar since the 1998 Asian crisis.
13 Sep 2018
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Stock markets

Why the US dollar is key to the fate of global markets

As the world’s reserve currency, the US dollar underpins the global economy – its rise and fall determines how markets move. John Stepek looks at why …
3 Sep 2018
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Economy

The charts that matter: the strong dollar causes havoc

John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter most to the global economy make of the week's events, including the pressure the dollar is putting em…
18 Aug 2018
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Currencies

How much lower can bitcoin and the crypto sector fall?

Bitcoin and its altcoin cousins are sinking and there could be more heartache to come, says Dominic Frisby. But don't write off cryptocurrencies just …
16 Aug 2018
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Economy

The charts that matter: Tesla and Turkey

As Elon Musk surprises investors - and possibly the SEC - and Turkey's woes worsen,John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter most to the global…
11 Aug 2018
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Economy

This may be the best defence against escalating currency wars

As governments around the world debase their currencies, you need an asset that can ride out the hard times. And nothing fits the bill like gold, says…
24 Jul 2018
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Economy

The charts that matter: markets are getting nervous about global growth

John Stepek examines what effect investor concerns over global growth have had on the world's most important charts.
21 Jul 2018
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Economy

The charts that matter: the global growth jitters

John Stepek examines how concerns over Chinese growth have affect the global economy's most important charts.
14 Jul 2018
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Economy

The charts that matter: Amazon – the stock that carries no career risk

Fund managers buy the things that won’t get them fired when the crash comes. With that in mind, John Stepek looks at Amazon and the other charts that …
23 Jun 2018
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Currencies

The pound looks cheap – but will it get even cheaper?

While the dollar surges, UK politics are making things decidedly tricky for the pound, which looks remarkably cheap right now. Dominic Frisby looks at…
21 Jun 2018
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Currencies

Sterling has taken a pounding – but I’m looking to buy back in

Despite a great start to the year, sterling has seen some dramatic falls recently. But, says Dominic Frisby, we may be getting close to a buying oppor…
2 May 2018
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Economy

Why you should keep an eye on the strengthening dollar

With most of the world’s financial transactions priced in US dollars, a strengthening dollar is not necessarily a good thing. But that’s exactly what …
27 Apr 2018
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Currencies

Chart of the week: The Mexican peso has peaked

The Mexican peso has gained 8% against the dollar this year. But that's as far as it is likely to go.
20 Apr 2018
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Currencies

Hong Kong dollar will stay stuck to the greenback

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has had to intervene to prop up the HK dollar – the first time since 2015. But the peg to the US dollar will remain.
19 Apr 2018
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Currencies

The Canadian dollar's "loonie swoon" is not over yet

The Canadian dollar, AKA the loonie, has spent most of the past two years recovering from long-term lows against the US dollar. But now it has hit the…
29 Mar 2018
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Currencies

How the world’s biggest financial market is affecting share prices

US stocks are going from strength to strength while European markets falter. But there’s no mystery. They are at the mercy of a much bigger market tha…
28 Feb 2018
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Gold

Forget bitcoin – the best hedge against inflation is gold

The usual answer to the question of how to hedge against inflation is “gold”. But these days, some people prefer bitcoin. Those people are wrong, says…
5 Feb 2018
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Currencies

Sterling regains some shine

The pound has perked up. Last week it jumped to $1.43, the highest level since the referendum on leaving the EU.
2 Feb 2018
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Currencies

No “Trump bump” for the US dollar

US equities have enjoyed a ‘‘Trump bump’’ since the 45th president took office. The US dollar, which is close to a three-year low, hasn’t.
2 Feb 2018
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Currencies

The trials of turning bitcoin into cash

Making your fortune in bitcoin is all very well. But how do you actually turn it into cash you can spend? Ben Judge explains.
2 Feb 2018
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Currencies

The dollar is due a rebound – but long-term, it looks like it’s in a bear market

The plummeting US dollar has been the stand-out financial theme of the year so far. Dominic Frisby looks at its prospects for the rest of the year.
31 Jan 2018
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Economy

The charts that matter: it’s all about the US dollar this week

The US dollar is near its lowest level since 2014. John Stepek looks to the ten charts that matter to find out how that could affect the global econom…
27 Jan 2018
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Currencies

Here’s why the US dollar is weak – it’s a sign of a global bull market

Many people are baffled about the weakness of the US dollar. But it’s easy enough to explain, says John Stepek. Investors are busy putting their money…
26 Jan 2018
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Currencies

It’s time to short bitcoin

Matthew Partridge explains why, after a tumultuous few weeks for bitcoin, it's time to start selling the cryptocurrency.
26 Jan 2018
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Currencies

The new bull market in sterling is just beginning

In the last three months, the pound has risen by 20% against the US dollar. And there’s more to come. Dominic Frisby explains what’s driving sterling’…
24 Jan 2018
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Currencies

Chart of the week: the greenback’s decline isn’t over yet

Measured against a basket of America’s trading partners’ currencies, the dollar fell by 10% in 2017. And it could now slip further.
19 Jan 2018
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Gold

Buy gold: the original and best bitcoin

Bitcoin may be the flavour of the month, says Max King. But gold has been in fashion for thousands of years.
19 Jan 2018
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Economy

What the weakening US dollar means for markets

The pound has hit its highest level against the dollar since the Brexit vote. But as John Stepek explains, that says more about the dollar than it doe…
16 Jan 2018
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Stock markets

Albert Edwards: Bitcoin is a bubble

That bitcoin is in a bubble is beyond doubt, reckons investment guru Albert Edwards. The trouble is, it's distracting us from another bubble.
12 Jan 2018
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Where did it all go right for the euro?

SPONSORED CONTENT - The European currency is alive and kicking. Jake Trask, research director at forex house OFX, explains how the euro became a stron…
21 Dec 2017
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Economy

Bitcoin will change the world forever

The mainstream view is that bitcoin is heading for a humbling. Nonsense, says Charlie Morris – this is the greatest bubble in history. Get involved.
21 Dec 2017
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Economy

Bitcoin: a mania that can only end in disaster

Bitcoin is a classic bubble and it’s about to pop, says financial historian Edward Chancellor.
21 Dec 2017
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People

Chris Iggo: bitcoin is no currency

Bitcoin may be a phenomenal speculative punt, reckons Axa Investment Management's Chris Iggo. But a functioning currency it is not.
15 Dec 2017
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Gold

The return of gold as real money

Gold is an excellent store of value, but it's lost its utility as money. But now a London-based fintech startup wants to bring gold into the 21st cent…
15 Dec 2017
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Factors to consider before making your business global

SPONSORED CONTENT - Skander Malcolm, managing director and CEO of forex provider OFX, looks at the prospects for UK exports in a post-Brexit world.
13 Dec 2017
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Currencies

Made money in bitcoin? Well done. Here’s what you must do now

Bitcoin mania looks set to continue for a while yet. But one day the bubble will burst. Plan your exit strategy now, says Dominic Frisby.
6 Dec 2017
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Will Brexit offer more opportunities for UK trade?

SPONSORED CONTENT - Hamish Muress, senior currency analyst at forex company OFX, looks at the importance of trade to Britain, and the opportunities fo…
5 Dec 2017
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Economy

How to prepare for the bitcoin crash

Bitcoin is in a bubble like any other. And when that bubble bursts, says Matthew Lynn, the pain is sure to be felt far and wide.
3 Dec 2017
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Economy

Peter Thiel: don't underestimate bitcoin

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and ex-CEO of hedge-fund group Clarium Capital, is generally sceptical of cryptocurrencies. But not bitcoin.
1 Dec 2017
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Currencies

What to do if you’ve missed out on the bitcoin super-bubble

Bitcoin is a bubble. It’s gone bananas. But it could go a lot higher yet. So what do you do? Dominic Frisby explains.
29 Nov 2017
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Economy

How central banks paved the way for bitcoin’s birth

The success of cryptocurrency bitcoin is a direct result of the financial crisis and central banks' reaction to it, says John Stepek. It's what happen…
28 Nov 2017
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Four factors that affect exchange rates

SPONSORED CONTENT - William Shepherd, head of treasury at forex company OFX, explains what drives sterling's movements in the currency markets.
27 Nov 2017
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Currencies

We’ve seen the low for the pound – sterling is in a bull market now

Against pretty much every major currency, the pound is undervalued, says Dominic Frisby. Now, the stars are coming into alignment – the only way is up…
22 Nov 2017
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What causes the fall in the pound's exchange rate?

SPONSORED CONTENT - Jake Trask, foreign exchange research director at OFX, explains the wide range of global events that have the power to move curren…
21 Nov 2017
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Currencies

Credibility of ICOs faces its first big test

Tezos received plenty of hype ahead of its initial coin offering during the summer, says Ben Judge. But for those who bought in, the cryptocurrency ha…
17 Nov 2017
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People

Francisco García Paramés: Bitcoin is gambling

Buying bitcoin is just a form of gambling, says Francisco García Paramés, Spain’s best-known fund manager – and he doesn’t see the appeal.
10 Nov 2017
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Currencies

Chart of the week: Turkish lira slumps to all-time lows

The Turkish lira slipped by more than 5% against the US dollar in October alone, and is now close to revisiting January’s all-time lows.
3 Nov 2017
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