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Economy

Chart of the week: Zimbabwe scraps its currency

Zimbabwe has scrapped the dollar – several years after people stopped using it and turned to the US version.
19 Jun 2015
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Currencies

US dollar: Greenback back on track

The US dollar index, which tracks the greenback’s progress against a basket of major trading partners’ currencies, hit a 12-year high in March before …
12 Jun 2015
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Spread betting

I couldn’t see through the euro fog – but a perfect trading opportunity presented itself

John C Burford was taking a break from spread betting the euro – until this irresistible trade popped up.
3 Jun 2015
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Currencies

Chart of the week: is this the end for the dollar bull?

The US dollar index slid by almost 4% in April – its worst month in four years. Is this the end of the bull run, or just a temporary dip?
15 May 2015
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Emerging markets

Get ready for a tidal wave of buying in Chinese stocks

Merryn Somerset Webb explains why pretty soon everyone is going to want to get their hands on Chinese stocks.
6 May 2015
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Currencies

Hedge your bets against forex turmoil

Does it make sense to hedge your currency exposure, or is it likely to result in lower returns? Cris Sholto Heaton investigates.
10 Apr 2015
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Currencies

Aussie 'peso' a standout loser

The Aussie dollar currently buys around 75 US cents, the lowest figure for six years.
10 Apr 2015
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Spread betting

The euro’s hitting powerful resistance, but a big rally could be on the cards

We could be at the start of a major rally in the euro, says spread betting expert John C Burford. Here, he explains why.
8 Apr 2015
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Economy

Dollar debt: a game of Russian roulette

A stronger dollar, and the higher interest rates that go with it, is bad news for emerging markets.
3 Apr 2015
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Currencies

The pound is in for a bumpy ride

On a trade-weighted basis, the pound has hit its highest level since the summer of 2008. But the next few months could be very different.
20 Mar 2015
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Currencies

Want to buy the euro while it's cheap? Here's how

A new online bank account lets you hold 24 different currencies. Ideal if you think you should be holding some euros, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
13 Mar 2015
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Economy

The best ways to profit from the euro crash

With ECB money-printing and low interest rates, the euro is crashing spectacularly. John Stepek looks at what it means for your investments, and how y…
12 Mar 2015
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Economy

How to survive the coming deflation crisis: invest in China

Think deflation is worrying now? You ain’t seen nothing yet, says Jonathan Compton. The best place to hide is China.
5 Mar 2015
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Economy

Five threats to your wealth

The threat of Greece leaving the eurozone has investors feeling jittery. But it’s far from the only big risk out there. John Stepek looks at the top f…
12 Feb 2015
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Economy

The Aussie joins currency wars

The Australian dollar has slipped following the decision of the country's central bank to cut interest rates.
5 Feb 2015
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Spread betting

I correctly predicted the euro would turn up at $1.11

Elliott wave theory has once again proved why it's an invaluable tool when it comes to trading the euro, says John C Burford.
4 Feb 2015
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Currencies

Which currency peg will collapse next?

Following the Swiss National Bank's shock decision, investors are asking which country will be next to unpeg their currency.
30 Jan 2015
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Stock markets

Rising dollar dents profits

Several US multinationals have taken hits to their profits due to the strengthening greenback.
29 Jan 2015
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Spread betting

Everybody hates the euro now. Time to buy

Despite the prospect of massive money-printing by the ECB, the euro could be teed up for a big rally, says John C Burford.
28 Jan 2015
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Economy

Will Iberian populists sink the euro?

Elections in Portugal and Spain later this year could throw the future of the euro once more into doubt.
23 Jan 2015
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Economy

Swiss 'shock and horror' sparks currency war

A new currency war looms over markets in the wake of the Swiss National bank's shock decision to unpeg its currency from the euro.
23 Jan 2015
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Currencies

The bursting of the bitcoin bubble

Last year saw the bursting of the bitcoin bubble, with the cryptocurrency falling by more than half.
19 Jan 2015
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Stock markets

US stocks to open higher as shock Swiss move heightens QE expectations

US stocks should open slightly higher today as hopes of ECB money-printing increased after the Swiss National Bank abandoned the franc’s peg to the eu…
15 Jan 2015
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Economy

Chart of the day: The Swiss central bank’s shock move has stunned the market

The forex markets are in chaos this morning after the Swiss central bank abandoned the Swiss franc's peg to the euro. John Stepek explains what it mea…
15 Jan 2015
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Stock markets

Watch the euro: its next big move could dictate how stocks do this year

The way the euro goes next could set the tone for 2015, says John Stepek. We could find out one way or the other by the end of this month.
9 Jan 2015
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Currencies

The dollar will keep climbing

The greenback has hit a multi-year high against over major currencies, with more to come.
9 Jan 2015
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UK Economy

Sterling slides as recovery slows

The pound has fallen further against the dollar as Britain's recovery slows down.
8 Jan 2015
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Economy

Euro slide could be just the beginning

The euro hit a nine-year low against the dollar today. But ECB money-printing and the upcoming Greek elections could soon see the slide spiral out of …
5 Jan 2015
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Currencies

The 12 worst investments of 2014, #1: bitcoin

Bitcoin was the worst performing investment of 2014. From a January high of around $1,000, it fell consistently over the year, losing 52% of its value…
30 Dec 2014
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Economy

What’s next for emerging markets?

Emerging markets look set to have another challenging year in 2015.
30 Dec 2014
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Currencies

The 12 worst investments of 2014, #4: the Russian rouble

With Russia's Vladimir Putin locked in a war of wills with the West, the rouble's gentle decline became a crash – losing 12% in just one week.
29 Dec 2014
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Currencies

The 12 worst investments of 2014, #8: Argentinian peso

The Argentinian peso began the year with a 20% slide. It has continued to fall steadily, leaving the economy in almost as bad a state as it was in 200…
27 Dec 2014
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Stock markets

The five charts that sum up 2014

John Stepek looks at the five charts that summed up 2014 for investors – and that show us what to watch out for in 2015.
23 Dec 2014
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Spread betting

My two big trades for 2015

Spread betting guru John C Burford goes through his two big trades for the coming year - US T-bonds and the dollar.
22 Dec 2014
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Economy

Chart of the week: Deflation threatens the eurozone

The euro has slid against the dollar. But compared to a basket of trading partners' currencies, it's performance has been solid.
22 Dec 2014
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Economy

Rout in the Russian rouble

The Central Bank of Russia has been forced to intervene to prop up the collapsing currency.
18 Dec 2014
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Economy

The US dollar will keep going up – whatever the Fed does in 2015

Whatever the Federal Reserve does with interest rates, the US dollar will carry on getting stronger. And that means the ‘real’ economy could benefit a…
18 Dec 2014
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Economy

Russia is the first casualty of the oil price crash – it won’t be the last

Russia's drastic interest-rate hike is a sure sign the country's in trouble. But as John Stepek explains, it's not the only market that's feeling the …
16 Dec 2014
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Stock markets

The dollar makes its move – and the only way is up

About once a decade, the dollar makes a world-shaking lurch. It’s time to prepare for the next one, says James Ferguson.
11 Dec 2014
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Economy

Rouble collapse raises fears of capital controls

Russia's falling rouble poses a threat to the country's financial stability.
5 Dec 2014
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Currencies

The loonie is due a rebound

The Canadian dollar, or loonie, has slid to a five-year low against the US dollar. But it may have fallen too far.
28 Nov 2014
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Spread betting

Is the euro doomed?

John C Burford returns to his euro trade, and warns that the fireworks could start at any time.
24 Nov 2014
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Economy

Albert Edwards: The yen will plummet

Société Générale’s Albert Edwards foresees deflation in the West brought on by a devalued Japanese yen.
21 Nov 2014
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UK Economy

What’s the forex scandal all about?

Matthew Partridge explains the ins and outs of the forex scandal: what’s happened, how it worked, and what can be done to stop it happening again.
17 Nov 2014
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Economy

The rout of the rouble

The Russian rouble has slumped to an 11-year low, as foreign capital flees the country.
14 Nov 2014
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Currencies

Chart of the week: The long slide of the US dollar

The dollar has risen sharply in recent months. But over the long term, the greenback still has a long way to go to hit a new high.
7 Nov 2014
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Stock markets

An urgent message from Japan’s central bank – buy Japanese stocks now!

Japan's quantitative easing programme is the biggest in the world. And it just got bigger. That's great news for Japanese stocks, says John Stepek.
3 Nov 2014
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Economy

Luck runs out for Australia

The fallout from the global economic crisis looks to be finally catching up on Australia.
17 Oct 2014
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