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Quiz of the week 4 – 10 July
Global Economy

Quiz of the week 4 – 10 July

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
10 Jul 2020
What next for the world economy?
Trumpists protesting against wearing masks
Global Economy

What next for the world economy?

Major global economies have been recovering from lockdowns more quickly than expected, but are we poised for a “V”, “U” or “W-shaped” recovery?
10 Jul 2020
What gold, bonds and tech stocks have in common
Gold bars
Stockmarkets

What gold, bonds and tech stocks have in common

"Risk off" or "safe haven" assets such as gold and government bonds have been doing well lately. But so have riskier tech stocks. That seems to defy c…
10 Jul 2020
Melbourne locks down as Covid-19 returns to Australia
A tram in Melbourne
Global Economy

Melbourne locks down as Covid-19 returns to Australia

A new coronavirus flare-up in Melbourne has forced Australia's second-biggest city into a six-week lockdown. 
9 Jul 2020
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Four excellent books to get your teeth into while you remain holed up
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Books

Four excellent books to get your teeth into while you remain holed up

Whether you’re going on a staycation (or even an actual holiday) or remaining holed up at home. Merryn Somerset Webb has four perfect books to educate…
6 Jul 2020
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How can markets hit new record highs when the economy is in such a mess?
Stockmarkets

How can markets hit new record highs when the economy is in such a mess?

Despite the world being in the midst of a global pandemic, America's Nasdaq stock index just hit an all-time high. And it's not the only index on a bu…
3 Jul 2020
Quiz of the week 27 June – 3 July
Global Economy

Quiz of the week 27 June – 3 July

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
3 Jul 2020

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The end of the bond bull market and the return of inflation
Inflation

The end of the bond bull market and the return of inflation

Central bank stimulus, surging post-lockdown demand and the end of the 40-year bond bull market. It all points to inflation, says John Stepek. Here’s …
30 Jun 2020
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How “pent-up demand” could drive a V-shaped economic recovery
Global Economy

How “pent-up demand” could drive a V-shaped economic recovery

“Pent-up demand” is usually a myth. But not this time. The Covid lockdown has created genuine pent-up demand, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That’s now be…
29 Jun 2020
Fear of a second wave is getting a hold on the market
Stockmarkets

Fear of a second wave is getting a hold on the market

Stockmarkets wobbled after Covid-19 began to make a comeback in many US states. John Stepek looks at what it means for you as an investor.
29 Jun 2020
The charts that matter: markets feeling the second wave wobble
Global Economy

The charts that matter: markets feeling the second wave wobble

As markets worry about a second wave of Covid-196 infections, John Stepek looks at the charts that matter most to the global economy.
27 Jun 2020
Collateralised debt: will it be 2008 all over again?
Global Economy

Collateralised debt: will it be 2008 all over again?

Collateralised debt obligations (CDOs) triggered the 2008 financial crisis. Now we have CLOs, or collateralised loan obligations – securitised busines…
26 Jun 2020
Quiz of the week 20-26 June
Global Economy

Quiz of the week 20-26 June

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
26 Jun 2020
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The IMF and World Bank: a truly gruesome twosome
Global Economy

The IMF and World Bank: a truly gruesome twosome

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, set up in 1944, now look sclerotic and ineffectual, says Jonathan Compton.
26 Jun 2020
The charts that matter: central banks just keep printing
Global Economy

The charts that matter: central banks just keep printing

Central banks made it clear this week that they will support markets with more printed money. John Stepek looks at how that's affected the charts that…
20 Jun 2020
Quiz of the week 13-19 June
Global Economy

Quiz of the week 13-19 June

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's Quiz of the Week.
19 Jun 2020
A year’s worth of inflation in a single month
Inflation

A year’s worth of inflation in a single month

A recent study suggests inflation could be a much bigger problem than many people think. Markets are certainly not pricing it in. John Stepek explains…
18 Jun 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Merryn and John on markets, pent-up demand, and a V-shaped recovery
Stockmarkets

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Merryn and John on markets, pent-up demand, and a V-shaped recovery

This week, Merryn and John talk about how most markets (bar two) are overpriced; how, with people desperate to return to normality, a V-shaped recover…
17 Jun 2020
The tug of war over Hong Kong
China's economy

The tug of war over Hong Kong

China’s move to take more control over Hong Kong could lead to deeper civil unrest and imperil its role as a global financial centre.
13 Jun 2020
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The charts that matter: a week of two halves
Global Economy

The charts that matter: a week of two halves

After a week in which the markets shot up, then crashed back, John Stepek looks at how the charts that matter most to the global economy look now.
13 Jun 2020
Quiz of the week 6-12 June
Global Economy

Quiz of the week 6-12 June

Test your recollection of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
12 Jun 2020
Ten reasons inflation could be set to return
Inflation

Ten reasons inflation could be set to return

We’ve been living in fear of inflation for over 40 years. Now, however, it could finally be coming. Dominic Frisby outlines ten compelling reasons why…
10 Jun 2020