Global equities are almost in bear market territory. We don’t know what will happen next. But that’s exactly why you should have some gold, says John Stepek.
Cryptocurrency speculators claim that bitcoin and its peers will mean the end of state-controlled money. That’s economically and politically impossible, says Edward Chancellor.
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 Merryn Somerset Webb.
Bitcoin is crashing, bond yields are rising, and equities are a sideshow. John Stepek takes a look at the charts that matter to global markets.
The pound has perked up. Last week it jumped to $1.43, the highest level since the referendum on leaving the EU.
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.
Making your fortune in bitcoin is all very well. But how do you actually turn it into cash you can spend? Ben Judge explains.
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.
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 economy.
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 in everything else.
Matthew Partridge explains why, after a tumultuous few weeks for bitcoin, it’s time to start selling the cryptocurrency.