Currencies

Everything hinges on the direction of the US dollar right now
Gold

Everything hinges on the direction of the US dollar right now

Gold has had a very good spring. But as Dominic Frisby explains, the direction of the dollar is key to determining what is next for both gold and silv…
2 Jun 2021
The charts that matter: gold back on the rise as the dollar continues to slide
Global Economy

The charts that matter: gold back on the rise as the dollar continues to slide

Gold has recovered much of this year’s losses, while the US dollar continues to weaken. Here’s what happened this week in the charts that matter most …
29 May 2021
The charts that matter: a calamitous week for bitcoin hodlers
Global Economy

The charts that matter: a calamitous week for bitcoin hodlers

Cryptocurrency bitcoin took a mighty tumble this week, while wider markets sold off too. Here’s what happened to the charts that matter most to the gl…
22 May 2021
Bitcoin is in a bear market. So what should hodlers do now?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin is in a bear market. So what should hodlers do now?

Having fallen 10% overnight and 40% from its highs, bitcoin is now firmly in bear market territory. Dominic Frisby looks at where it might go next.
19 May 2021
The charts that matter: inflation gives markets a scare
Global Economy

The charts that matter: inflation gives markets a scare

Markets took fright this week as it looked like inflation was picking up in the US. Here’s what happened to the charts that matter most to the global …
15 May 2021
Central bank digital currencies: the future of money
Currencies

Central bank digital currencies: the future of money

The rise of cryptocurrencies and a move to cashless payments during the pandemic have left states and central banks playing catch-up. Are new forms of…
14 May 2021
The charts that matter: Amazon hits a bump in the road
Global Economy

The charts that matter: Amazon hits a bump in the road

Amazon shares slid back this week despite results surprising to the upside. Here’s what happened to the charts that matter most to the global economy.
8 May 2021
I wish I knew what a central bank digital currency was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what a central bank digital currency was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Governments around the world are considering creating their own digital currencies. But what are they and how do they compare to cryptocurrencies such…
4 May 2021
The charts that matter: copper hits a ten-year high
Global Economy

The charts that matter: copper hits a ten-year high

The price of copper has surged to its highest since the summer of 2011. Here’s what happened to the other charts that matter most to the global econom…
1 May 2021
Central bank digital currencies are coming, whether you like it or not
Bitcoin & crypto

Central bank digital currencies are coming, whether you like it or not

Central banks around the world are considering creating their own digital currencies. It’s not a matter of if we get them, says Dominic Frisby, it’s …
29 Apr 2021
What is “Britcoin” and what could it mean for you?
Bitcoin & crypto

What is “Britcoin” and what could it mean for you?

Rishi Sunak has asked the Bank of England to explore the possibility of creating a digital currency for the UK - dubbed Britcoin. Saloni Sardana looks…
26 Apr 2021
The charts that matter: another big bitcoin crash
Global Economy

The charts that matter: another big bitcoin crash

Bitcoin suffered another of its big corrections this week. Here's how that's affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
24 Apr 2021
China owns a lot more gold than it’s letting on – and here’s why
Gold

China owns a lot more gold than it’s letting on – and here’s why

In a world awash with money-printing, a currency backed by gold would have great credibility. And China – with designs on the yuan becoming the world’…
21 Apr 2021
“Joke” cryptocurrency dogecoin goes to the moon. What’s going on?
Bitcoin & crypto

“Joke” cryptocurrency dogecoin goes to the moon. What’s going on?

Dogecoin – a cryptocurrency created as a joke – has risen by more than 9,000% this year alone. Saloni Sardana looks at how something that began as an …
19 Apr 2021
The charts that matter: the dollar extends its fall
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the dollar extends its fall

The US dollar took quite the tumble this week. Here’s how the charts that matter most to the global economy reacted.
17 Apr 2021
The US dollar will soon start to slide
Currencies

The US dollar will soon start to slide

The US dollar enjoyed its best quarter since 2018 in the first three months of this year, driven by higher US Treasury bond yields. But the period of …
16 Apr 2021
Bitcoin mania: private currencies are nothing new
Bitcoin

Bitcoin mania: private currencies are nothing new

The idea is gaining ground that bitcoin and the plethora of other new currencies are here to stay. But the existence of private currencies operating p…
15 Apr 2021
The charts that matter: gold up; dollar down
Global Economy

The charts that matter: gold up; dollar down

Gold rallied a little this week, while the US dollar drifted. Here’s how the charts that matter most to the global economy reacted.
10 Apr 2021
The charts that matter: the US dollar flexes its muscles
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the US dollar flexes its muscles

The US dollar continued to strengthen this week. Here’s how the charts that reflect what matters most to the global economy reacted.
3 Apr 2021
The charts that matter: commodity prices pause for breath
Global Economy

The charts that matter: commodity prices pause for breath

Commodity prices took a breather this week. Here’s how the charts that reflect what matters most to the global economy reacted.
27 Mar 2021
Turkey heads for its next crisis after the lira plunges by 15%
Emerging markets

Turkey heads for its next crisis after the lira plunges by 15%

Turkey sacked its central bank governor after just four months in the job, sending the lira down by 15% against the dollar and stocks down by 9%.  
26 Mar 2021
The Turkish lira crashed this morning. What’s going on?
Currencies

The Turkish lira crashed this morning. What’s going on?

The Turkish lira crashed after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sacked the country’s central bank governor. Saloni Sardana looks at what’s behind it all…
22 Mar 2021
The charts that matter: the Fed puts the cat right in among investors’ pigeons
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the Fed puts the cat right in among investors’ pigeons

With the US Federal Reserve signalling its relaxed attitude to inflation, markets went a little haywire towards the end of this week. Here’s what happ…
20 Mar 2021
The pound is looking promising – against one major currency in particular
Currencies

The pound is looking promising – against one major currency in particular

The pound is having a good year against the dollar and the euro. But it is against the Japanese yen where things look most promising. And this trend c…
17 Mar 2021