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Hold your nerve over bitcoin

Matthew Partridge holds steady with his latest bet on the cryptocurrency, bitcoin.
29 Oct 2017
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The greenback makes a comeback

A weak US dollar is usually a good thing for stocks, says John Stepek. So it will be interesting to see how much higher it can go before it impacts on…
28 Oct 2017
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Chart of the week: government splits rock the rand

The South African rand slipped by almost 3% last week, its worst five-day showing since August amid worries that President Jacob Zuma may be set to sa…
27 Oct 2017
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Chart of the week: Thai baht defies gravity

Tourism is booming, the current account is in surplus, and the yield on local assets is enticing. No wonder the Thai baht has risen by 8% against the …
29 Sep 2017
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What the pound’s rally can tell us about contrarian investing

The pound gave us a valuable lesson in contrarianism this week, says John Stepek. Plus, MoneyWeek's charts that matter, and what they tell us.
16 Sep 2017
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Currencies

Chart of the week: the loonie takes off

The Canadian dollar, nicknamed the loonie, has leapt to a two-year high around $1.21 against its US counterpart as a result of Canada's robust eocnomy…
15 Sep 2017
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Economy

Sterling’s slump should boost growth

One of the upsides of the Brexit vote was supposed to be that the slide in sterling would help rebalance the economy. It hasn’t worked out that way, y…
8 Sep 2017
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Sterling could soon bounce back

The pound has slid to its lowest level against the euro since 2009. But forex markets are notorious for overshooting and then snapping back quickly.
1 Sep 2017
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What’s unsettling the US dollar?

As the US dollar weakens, it pays to understand why it was so strong in the first place – and what’s changed, says Sean Corrigan of Cantillon Consulti…
29 Aug 2017
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The pound could hit parity with the euro – but if it does, buy it

Anyone visiting the continent this summer will have been in for a rude shock at the cash till, says Dominic Frisby. But the pound won't stay down fore…
23 Aug 2017
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Economy

What’s next for the most important currency in the world?

The US dollar matters. And it has reached a turning point, says John Stepek. Where it goes next could shape the markets for months to come.
7 Aug 2017
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Currencies

US dollar’s fifth losing month in a row

US stockmarkets might be performing well, but the same cannot be said for America’s currency. The US dollar index slid 2.9% last month, its fifth losi…
4 Aug 2017
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Currencies

Beware the cryptocurrency con men

The hype about digital currencies is growing – but wise investors should steer clear of this unregulated world of financial scams, says John Carter.
28 Jul 2017
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Currencies

What’s next for the pound?

After last week’s election, the pound fell against the euro and the dollar. But not by as much as many expected. Dominic Frisby looks at where it migh…
14 Jun 2017
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Economy

Here’s what will happen to the pound after the election

Markets clearly expect a comfortable Tory victory in the election. But you never know. John Stepek looks at different possible outcomes, and what they…
8 Jun 2017
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Currencies

Cryptocurrencies might be a bubble, but they’re here to stay

John Stepek looks at how the main asset price charts are faring ahead of the weekend, starting with bitcoin's recent meteoric rise.
26 May 2017
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The US dollar has further to fall – which is good news for markets

The Federal Reserve says it will raise interest rates again soon. That will weaken the dollar. And if there’s one thing markets love, says John Stepek…
25 May 2017
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Currencies

How Brexit will affect sterling

The EU referendum result led to an immediate drop in the value of sterling. Matthew Partridge looks at how Brexit could affect the pound in the long t…
15 May 2017
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Economy

The message from the currency markets: buy Europe

Investors, who already view the US as overpriced and the eurozone as cheap may be about to start piling money into both European stocks and the euro, …
29 Apr 2017
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A currency war averted

Donald Trump had threatened to brand China a currency manipulator, but has now retreated from that position.
21 Apr 2017
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Chart of the week: vote for authoritarianism will crush the Turkish lira

The Turkish lira has fallen as Erdogan’s authoritarian tendencies have unsettled foreign investors. It is at near record lows against the US dollar, a…
21 Apr 2017
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Economy

What the snap general election means for the pound

When Theresa May called the snap general election, the pound rallied sharply. Dominic Frisby looks at where sterling might go in the long term.
19 Apr 2017
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How to profit from Trump’s weak dollar policy

After years of the US pretending to have a strong dollar policy, Donald Trump is now talking the greenback down. John Stepek explains how you can cash…
13 Apr 2017
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Currencies

That’s it – the low for sterling is in this time

The pound has gone as low against the dollar as it’s going to, says Dominic Frisby. We’re at a start of a new, multi-year bull market in sterling.
22 Mar 2017
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Currencies

Dollar rally runs out of steam

In January the US dollar index slid by 3.5%, its worst start to the year in over a decade.
10 Feb 2017
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Currencies

What’s next for the US dollar?

A potential peak in industrial metals prices could mean the US dollar is set to go higher. But nothing is certain, says Dominic Frisby. Here’s how he’…
8 Feb 2017
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Currencies

Chart of the week: a pause in the peso’s decline

The Mexican peso has bounced by around 5% from record lows against the US dollar in the past few days. But it has still lost 12% in a year.
3 Feb 2017
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Economy

The weak dollar policy is back with a vengeance

The US economy is strong – plenty of jobs, booming manufacturing and rising inflation. John Stepek explains how to play the reflation trade.
2 Feb 2017
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Economy

What to buy as Trump pumps

Charlie Morris reveals what investors should be buying to profit from the new era of Donald Trump politics.
27 Jan 2017
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Economy

Looking for income? Then head to Japan

Investors in search of income have traditionally paid no attention to Japan. But that should soon change.
27 Jan 2017
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Emerging markets

Turkey goes from bad to worse

Turkey is closer to a full-blown currency crisis than at any time in the last 15 years.
20 Jan 2017
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Currencies

Is the US dollar bull market on its last legs, or only just beginning?

Donald Trump thinks the US dollar might be too strong. And that may be true. But it could get a lot stronger from here, says John Stepek.
19 Jan 2017
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Currencies

Have we finally seen the bottom for the pound?

As Theresa May outlined her Brexit vision, the pound staged a monster rally. There will be more wobbles, says Dominic Frisby. But the worst could now …
18 Jan 2017
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Currencies

Can the world’s top currency make it three in a row in 2017?

Bitcoin has been the world’s best performing currency for the last two years. It’s now worth nearly much as gold. John Stepek looks at what makes it s…
5 Jan 2017
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Economy

Europe: another crisis in 2017?

Everything is there for European stocks to get going, says Andrew Van Sickle. If only the eurozone crisis could be but to rest.
23 Dec 2016
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The shrinking forex market

The foreign-exchange market is the biggest in the world – but it is getting smaller, according to the Bank for International Settlements.
16 Dec 2016
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It’s a big call – but I reckon the US dollar bull market is over

There are plenty of reasons to be bullish on the US dollar. But Dominic Frisby is shorting it. Here, he explains why.
7 Dec 2016
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Currencies

Forget Brexit, here's what investors should really be worrying about

Brexit is a serious business, says John Stepek. But it’s not that important for now. If you really want something to worry about, look to the strong U…
25 Nov 2016
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Economy

Is this the start of a dollar bull market?

Donald Trump’s election victory has pushed the US dollar higher – something that could last for at least the next few months, says Andrew Van Sickle.
25 Nov 2016
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Economy

Joseph Stiglitz: the euro is doomed

Nobel Prize-winning American economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz sees the death of the euro unless the eurozone can get its act together.
18 Nov 2016
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Currencies

You’ve heard of Kondratiev waves – now meet the Frisby flux, the pound's eight-year cycle

Dominic Frisby thinks he’s found an eight-year cycle in the pound, which he’s dubbed the ‘Frisby Flux’. Here’s what it is, what it means, and how to t…
27 Oct 2016
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Economy

Should Pokémon fiat money get its gold standard?

Virtual currencies in Japan may be about to enter the real world, says Chris Carter.
21 Oct 2016
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Economy

South Africa’s power struggle hits the rand

A power struggle between the shambolic, corrupt regime of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and the country’s finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, mean…
21 Oct 2016
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Economy

Reasons to be cheerful about sterling

Sterling’s fall will bring many of the things we’ve wanted for ages, says Merryn Somerset Webb: rising interest rates, a little inflation, stockmarket…
17 Oct 2016
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What sterling’s nosedive means for your money

The pound has collapsed as Theresa May talks tough on Brexit. But is this really a disaster – or a long-overdue rebalancing? John Stepek investigates
13 Oct 2016
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Economy

Sterling crash is just what we need

Sterling's slide is a scary bout of volatility with a very silver lining for Britain, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
13 Oct 2016
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Economy

The great Marmite war is a sign of things to come

The spat between Tesco and Unilever over rising costs is just one effect of the weaker pound. We may get higher inflation, but there will be huge oppo…
13 Oct 2016
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Economy

What the crashing pound means for your money

Brexit jitters sparked a “flash crash” in sterling last week, with the pound sliding 6% against the dollar. John Stepek explains what happened, and wh…
10 Oct 2016
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