The four-week moving average of weekly US jobless claims fell to 207,000, the lowest level in nearly 50 years. John Stepek looks at the chart as well as all of the others that matter most to investors.
One thing matters more than anything else to the price of gold – the US dollar. Where it goes, gold follows. Dominic Frisby looks at where it may be headed next.
The number of cryptocurrencies exploded as coders, entrepreneurs and scam artists jumped on the crypto-bandwagon. But as with a gold rush, fortunes can be lost as well as won.
Last week bitcoin dropped by more than 20% in a few days to around $6,200 before recovering slightly. Other cryptocurrencies such as ethereum and XRP have lost their footing too.
America is slipping into a recession and yet everybody is blind to it.
The emerging markets sell-off has pushed the Indonesian rupiah to its weakest level against the dollar since the 1998 Asian crisis.
Blockchain is the breakthrough technology behind cryptocurrencies. But what is it actually for? Dominic Frisby outlines some of its many uses, and makes a prediction on the future of bitcoin.
If you missed out on bitcoin, you missed out on the greatest moneymaking opportunity we will ever see, says Dominic Frisby. But there could still be potential in the sector.
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 it matters so much.
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 emerging markets under.
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 yet.