Global Economy

Oil producers are back at their Covid-19 lows – is it time to buy?
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Oil

Oil producers are back at their Covid-19 lows – is it time to buy?

With demand for oil hammered by Covid-19 and talk of “peak oil demand”, there are lots of good reasons to be bearish on oil producers. So, asks John S…
22 Sep 2020
Jim Reid: an ”age of disorder” is looming
Global Economy

Jim Reid: an ”age of disorder” is looming

The world is headed for a new “age of disorder”, says Jim Reid, the veteran multi-asset strategist at Deutsche Bank, in the latest edition of his annu…
21 Sep 2020
The charts that matter: China’s recovery bolsters the yuan
Global Economy

The charts that matter: China’s recovery bolsters the yuan

China's strengthening currency is a sign of confidence in the country's economic recovery. John Stepek looks at the yuan chart, and all of the others …
19 Sep 2020
A “new deal” needn’t be green
Wind turbines ©  GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP via Getty Images
UK Economy

A “new deal” needn’t be green

Britain is seeking measures to revive its Covid-ravaged economy. It should choose from a broader palette than just “green”, says Matthew Lynn.
13 Sep 2020
Covid: were the lockdowns worth it?
Health Secretary Matt Hancock © TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images
UK Economy

Covid: were the lockdowns worth it?

Governments around the world followed the authoritarian example of China in dealing with the emergence of Covid-19. Was that a wise choice?
12 Sep 2020
Could a universal basic income save the world?
UK Economy

Could a universal basic income save the world?

Long touted as a simple solution to the complex problems that arise in capitalist societies, universal basic income is having another moment in the sp…
10 Sep 2020
The charts that matter: UK house prices and US tech bubbles
Global Economy

The charts that matter: UK house prices and US tech bubbles

UK house prices shoot to new highs while tech stocks come off the boil – John Stepek looks at how the week's events have affected the charts that matt…
5 Sep 2020

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The MoneyWeek Podcast: It's all gone V-shaped
Global Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: It's all gone V-shaped

Merryn and John talk about the craziness of the tech-stock bubble, the Fed's change of tack from inflation to employment, and the emergence of what is…
4 Sep 2020
The charts that matter: China stimulus drives copper demand
Global Economy

The charts that matter: China stimulus drives copper demand

With China promising more infrastructure building, the price of copper continues to rise. Here’s how that’s affected the rest of the charts that matte…
29 Aug 2020
George Magnus: financial repression and inflation – the only way out
Global Economy

George Magnus: financial repression and inflation – the only way out

There are very few ways to get out of the debt hole we have dug, economist and author George Magnus tells Merryn, and inflation is one of the most lik…
28 Aug 2020
We will be heading for a brighter future after Covid-19
UK Economy

We will be heading for a brighter future after Covid-19

This period of structural economic upheaval may cause more good than harm, says Max King – if Britain can take advantage.
28 Aug 2020
Inflation feels good at first – which is why politicians will pursue it
Inflation

Inflation feels good at first – which is why politicians will pursue it

Tim Price explains how modern monetary theory and the inflation that will follow will be welcome at first – but will soon take a disastrous turn.
25 Aug 2020
How Lebanon crashed into chaos
Global Economy

How Lebanon crashed into chaos

The recent explosion in Beirut was the latest episode in a sorry saga of political and economic mismanagement that has led to hyperinflation and impen…
22 Aug 2020
The charts that matter: gold dips after Buffett buys in
Global Economy

The charts that matter: gold dips after Buffett buys in

Warren Buffett bought into gold's bull market just as the price slipped again. Here's how the charts that matter most to the global economy reacted.
22 Aug 2020
Equity investors ignore US-China split at their peril
Stockmarkets

Equity investors ignore US-China split at their peril

Washington and Beijing’s troubled relationship has taken a turn for the worse recently, but markets have become strangely blasé about the situation.
21 Aug 2020
How inflation has come back from the dead
Inflation

How inflation has come back from the dead

Inflation has made a sudden comeback in the US and elsewhere, but it is still too early to talk of a new inflationary trend.
20 Aug 2020
Helen Thomas: how Covid and the “velocity of people” will shape our economic future
Global Economy

Helen Thomas: how Covid and the “velocity of people” will shape our economic future

John talks to Helen Thomas of Blonde Money about how the economy is shifting to the new, post-Covid reality – and how our children will pay for it all…
19 Aug 2020
The charts that matter: a correction for gold and better news on US jobs
Global Economy

The charts that matter: a correction for gold and better news on US jobs

Having ended on a record high last Friday, gold took a big tumble this week. John Stepek looks at the gold price chart, along with the others that mat…
15 Aug 2020
What "peak meat" tells us about forecasting
Global Economy

What "peak meat" tells us about forecasting

When it comes to warnings of societal change, it's best to take them with a big pinch of salt, says John Stepek.
13 Aug 2020
If companies have too much power, we need more competition, not higher taxes
US Economy

If companies have too much power, we need more competition, not higher taxes

Free-market capitalism is breaking down and that is going to lead to higher taxes down the line. John Stepek explains why that matters for investors.
11 Aug 2020
The charts that matter: precious metals, longevity and a cure for baldness
Global Economy

The charts that matter: precious metals, longevity and a cure for baldness

As the gold price presses on to new highs, John Stepek looks at he charts that matter most to the global economy.
8 Aug 2020
South Africa faces a big economic storm
Emerging markets

South Africa faces a big economic storm

Recession hit South Africa has been the fifth-worst hit country in the world measured by the number of coronavirus cases. The local stockmarket has so…
7 Aug 2020