Currency Corner

Currency Corner: why we all need to keep a close eye on King Dollar

Dominic Frisby looks at the price of the most important currency in the world – the US dollar – and where it’s likely to be by the time Donald Trump’s term as president is up.

Don’t worry about China selling US bonds – worry about this instead

As a tactic in its current trade war with the US, China dumping US bonds is often presented as its trump card. But it has another, more dangerous option, says John Stepek.

Currency Corner: This cycle suggests that the next big move for sterling is up

Dominic Frisby explains why this uncannily reliable eight-year cycle in the pound means he’s bullish about sterling.

The bitcoin rollercoaster has started up again – hang on tight!

Sentiment on bitcoin has made an about turn and the cryptocurrency is back on the rise. Dominic Frisby explains why, and whether it’s time to buy bitcoin again.

The charts that matter: the trade war roars back with a vengeance

John Stepek looks at what the renewed threat of a US/China trade war means for the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Currency Corner: what’s next for the pound sterling?

Currencies crave stability. But there’s precious little of that around right now, says Dominic Frisby. So what hope is there for the pound?

The trouble with Scotland's plan to launch its own currency

A Scottish currency makes sense for the nationalists dreaming of independence. But will it work, asks Matthew Lynn.

Beware: the trade war between China and the US could just be the beginning

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China and the US appear to be making progress in their trade war. But investors shouldn’t get too relaxed about prospects for global trade, says Jake Trask, research director at forex company OFX.

The charts that matter: the US economy shows no sign of wilting

The US economy looks in better shape than many thought this time last month.John Stepek looks at how it’s affecting the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Welcome to Currency Corner – your weekly guide to the world’s biggest market

Forex is by far and away the biggest market in the world, with an average daily trading volume of over $5trn per day. Here, Dominic Frisby looks at the factors that can influence such a vast market.

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