Currency Corner

Facebook’s Libra is not really a cryptocurrency – but it could still be world-changing

Facebook could be on to a winner with Libra, its new cryptocurrency, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he explains why.

The charts that matter: the US dollar continues lower

As markets continue to believe that a cut in US interest rates is just a matter of time, the US dollar continued its fall this week. John Stepek looks at how that’s affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Currency Corner: what does Boris Johnson’s pending victory mean for the pound?

Boris Johnson looks almost certain to be our next prime minister. Dominic Frisby looks at what that might mean for the pound.

The yuan: a new front in the trade war?

China’s currency, the yuan (also known as the renminbi), has slumped to a new low for 201 as Trump’s tariffs put a strain on the country’s manufacturing industries.

Good news for markets – the US employment data was terrible

US stocks rallied at the end of last week. And that was mostly down to one thing: disappointing employment data. John Stepek explains why the markets love a bit of bad news.

Currency Corner: the outlook for the Japanese yen

The Japanese yen – the third-most traded currency in the world, after the US dollar and the euro – has been flat for some time now. Dominic Frisby looks at where it might go next.

Currency Corner: what’s next for the Canadian dollar?

The Canadian dollar – or loonie – is a “commodity” currency. At the peak of the commodities supercycle it was king. But it’s been sliding for years. Dominic Frisby looks at where it might go next.

The pound’s wild week

The pound hit four-month lows against the dollar last week amid another bout of political turbulence at Westminster.

What will it take for us to value real stuff again?

The intangible economy has ballooned in recent decades and today it looks all but unassailable. Dominic Frisby looks at what could bring it back down to earth.

The charts that matter: markets start to worry

With bond yields sliding this week as investors started to fret about global trade, John Stepek looks at the effect on the charts that matter most to the global economy.

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