Currencies

Ray Dalio: beware a dollar slump

Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s biggest hedge fund, has warned the dollar could lose almost a third of its value.

Missing the point on bitcoin

It may be boring to say that bitcoin is useless as a currency, but that blockchain technology has a future. But it’s true, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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’s bull market.

Now the bitcoin bubble’s burst, what’s the next big thing?

Forget bitcoin, if you want to increase your wealth faster than most other people, you need to find the next big thing. Merryn Somerset Webb suggests some places to look.

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.

Steer well clear of Kodak’s crypto offerings

Kodak announced a new blockchain strategy last week and saw its share price near-quadruple as a result. But investors should tread carefully.

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.

The bitcoin crash – as it happened

The price of bitcoin fell by over 20% in the space of a day. Dominic Frisby picks his way through the wreckage of the bitcoin crash and asks: what now?

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 does about sterling.

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.

MoneyWeek's roundtable: the experts debate bitcoin

MoneyWeek’s experts debate the pros and cons of bitcoin – is it really an independent means of exchange, store of value and unit of account, or just the latest digital fad?

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