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The charts that matter: precious metals and bitcoin swoon
The Trumps
Global Economy

The charts that matter: precious metals and bitcoin swoon

As gold and bitcoin both slide, John Stepek looks at what else has happened this week in the charts that matter the most to the global economy.
28 Nov 2020
Once Covid-19 is over, we’re going to see an economic boom
Wind turbine installation, Kentish flats windfarm
Investment strategy

Once Covid-19 is over, we’re going to see an economic boom

After the dust from the pandemic has settled, we’re in for a consumer boom and a huge bout of government spending, says John Stepek. Here’s how to tak…
24 Nov 2020
Asia's RCEP: free trade without the red tape
Vietnam's PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc & Minister of Industry Tran Tuan Anh
Global Economy

Asia's RCEP: free trade without the red tape

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Asia's new trading block, shows that it is possible to create large single markets without making …
22 Nov 2020
The charts that matter: a bigger, better vaccine and a promotion for Tesla
Cannabis growers in Washington state, USA.
Global Economy

The charts that matter: a bigger, better vaccine and a promotion for Tesla

John Stepek looks at how the week’s events have affected the charts that matter the most to the global economy.
21 Nov 2020
US states declare a ceasefire in the war on drugs
Cannabis growers in Washington state, USA.
Global Economy

US states declare a ceasefire in the war on drugs

With US states decriminalising the use even of hard drugs, and legalising the recreational use of cannabis, this could be the beginning of the end for…
21 Nov 2020
The charts that matter: the turning point?
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the turning point?

As news of a vaccine sends markets soaring, JohnStepek loks how it's affected the charts that matter the most to the global economy.
14 Nov 2020
Covid-19 vaccine delivers adrenaline boost for stockmarkets
Stockmarkets

Covid-19 vaccine delivers adrenaline boost for stockmarkets

The news that 50 million doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by the end of the year and 1.3 billion by 2021 has sparked euphoria on worl…
12 Nov 2020
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Is the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine the big Covid-19 breakthrough?
Biotech stocks

Is the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine the big Covid-19 breakthrough?

A vaccine that appears so far to be safe and effective is making its way through the final trials before commercialisation. There are reasons to be ch…
12 Nov 2020
The next 20 years: five new technologies on the horizon
Global Economy

The next 20 years: five new technologies on the horizon

What will everyday life be like in two decades’ time? Matthew Partridge peers into his crystal ball.
12 Nov 2020
What the return of the old normal could mean for your money
Stockmarkets

What the return of the old normal could mean for your money

News of a potentially very effective vaccine has cleared a massive cloud that was hanging over 2021, with life returning to normal sooner rather than …
10 Nov 2020
How bitcoin will offer an escape from a Brave New World in the next two decades
Bitcoin

How bitcoin will offer an escape from a Brave New World in the next two decades

Bitcoin should prove an excellent store of value as central banks muscle their way into the cryptocurrency world over the coming decades, writes Domin…
9 Nov 2020
The world in 2040: five potential market movers
Global Economy

The world in 2040: five potential market movers

Matthew Lynn takes an imaginary look back from 2040 at five of the biggest events to hit markets
8 Nov 2020
The charts that matter: the US election sends markets… soaring? 
US election

The charts that matter: the US election sends markets… soaring? 

The uncertainty surrounding the US election has led many to believe that the Federal Reserve will print even more money. John Stepek looks at how that…
7 Nov 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: US election special with Jim Patterson of Kiplinger
US election

The MoneyWeek Podcast: US election special with Jim Patterson of Kiplinger

Jim Patterson, managing editor of the Kiplinger Letter, our sister publication in the US, joins John to talk about the US election – its effect on the…
6 Nov 2020
The world in 2040: expect water shortages and a bellicose China
Global Economy

The world in 2040: expect water shortages and a bellicose China

Jonathan Compton predicts the key economic and political changes investors should factor in over the next two decades.
6 Nov 2020
Politicians take over: the biggest investment shift for the next 20 years
Inflation

Politicians take over: the biggest investment shift for the next 20 years

Politicians have been taking back control of monetary policy from the central bankers. This ends in inflation, says John Stepek.
6 Nov 2020
The world in 2040: lunar tourism, the end of cash, a basic income for all
Investment strategy

The world in 2040: lunar tourism, the end of cash, a basic income for all

To celebrate 20 years of MoneyWeek, we asked you for your views on what will happen over the next 20 years. John Stepek reports on the results and giv…
6 Nov 2020
Twenty years on from MoneyWeek's first issue, how much have things changed?
Global Economy

Twenty years on from MoneyWeek's first issue, how much have things changed?

Spanning one disputed American election to another, MoneyWeek is 20 years old this week. Editor-in-chief Merryn Somerset Webb looks at what's changed,…
5 Nov 2020
The charts that matter: everyone’s got pre-election jitters
Global Economy

The charts that matter: everyone’s got pre-election jitters

With the US election fast approaching, it's been a tricky week for most assets. John Stepek looks at how the charts that matter most to the global eco…
31 Oct 2020
The charts that matter: the stimulus tug of war continues 
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the stimulus tug of war continues 

As the world's government throw money at their economies, John Stepek looks at how it's affecting the charts that matter most to the global economy.
24 Oct 2020
Buying bitcoin could be the best way to play the remote working boom
Bitcoin

Buying bitcoin could be the best way to play the remote working boom

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the move to home working, flexible employment practices and the rise of the “digital nomad”. One of the best …
21 Oct 2020
I wish I knew what negative interest rates were, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what negative interest rates were, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

There’s been a lot of talk from the Bank of England recently about introducing “negative interest rates”. So what on earth are they, and what would th…
20 Oct 2020