Global Economy

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
Is the bond market wrong about inflation?
Government bonds

Is the bond market wrong about inflation?

The bond rally suggests that markets are sanguine about inflation, but the gold rally suggests inflation is a real threat.
7 Aug 2020
The charts that matter: gold finally sets a new record high 
Global Economy

The charts that matter: gold finally sets a new record high 

As gold surges past its previous high, John Stepek looks at how it's affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
1 Aug 2020
Gold bugs' dreams are coming true – but we could still see a V-shaped recovery
Gold

Gold bugs' dreams are coming true – but we could still see a V-shaped recovery

John and Merryn talk about how it's perfectly reasonable to expect a V-shaped recovery and to continue holding gold as well. Plus, inflation, staycati…
30 Jul 2020
How the dearth of babies will affect the global economy
Global Economy

How the dearth of babies will affect the global economy

The world’s population is going to peak before the century is out and then enter into a big decline, putting serious pressure on economic growth, acco…
25 Jul 2020
The charts that matter: gold closes in on an all-time high
Global Economy

The charts that matter: gold closes in on an all-time high

John Stepek looks at the gold chart, which has risen higher on the back of eurozone relief and dollar weakness, along with all of the other charts tha…
25 Jul 2020
The global economy goes down a rabbit hole
Global Economy

The global economy goes down a rabbit hole

Central banks have manipulated the price of money for years and turned markets upside down, says Edward Chancellor.
24 Jul 2020
The market is starting to wake up to inflation risk – here’s why that matters
Global Economy

The market is starting to wake up to inflation risk – here’s why that matters

The distinct possibility that our standard of living may be about to drop is weighing on the minds of investors. John Stepek explains what that means …
23 Jul 2020
China leads the global economic recovery
Chinese economy

China leads the global economic recovery

China's economic recovery is now well under way, after a 6.8% fall in GDP in the first three months of the year.
22 Jul 2020
Here’s the one simple reason the EU deal matters for investors
EU Economy

Here’s the one simple reason the EU deal matters for investors

The EU has agreed a deal to bail out the countries worst-hit by coronavirus. It's not the best deal on earth, but it is a very important one for inves…
21 Jul 2020
The charts that matter: don’t miss these podcasts
Global Economy

The charts that matter: don’t miss these podcasts

John Stepek ends the week with some quality listening material, plus the charts that matter most to the global economy.
18 Jul 2020
Will this weekend take the world a step closer to a federal Europe?
EU Economy

Will this weekend take the world a step closer to a federal Europe?

The EU is meeting to discuss issuing common debt backed by all member states. That’s a big change, says John Stepek, and could have far-reaching effec…
17 Jul 2020
Why our economy is a giant Ponzi scheme
Global Economy

Why our economy is a giant Ponzi scheme

In trying to maintain the status quo, central banks and governments are storing up trouble for investors, says Tim Lee.
17 Jul 2020
MMT: the magic money tree bears fruit
Global Economy

MMT: the magic money tree bears fruit

“Modern Monetary Theory” is becoming modern monetary practice. But how far will policymakers go in this radical experiment, and at what cost? Stuart W…
17 Jul 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Inflation, MMT and the folly of a centrally planned economy
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Inflation, MMT and the folly of a centrally planned economy

Merryn and John talk about the chancellor's stamp duty holiday and wealth taxes in general; the trouble with economies planned by politicians (and how…
15 Jul 2020
MMT: what is modern monetary theory and will it work?
Economy

MMT: what is modern monetary theory and will it work?

“Modern monetary theory” – or MMT – is all the rage among progressive thinkers, especially in the United States. What is it? And does it stand up to s…
14 Jul 2020
The charts that matter: gold hits a fresh eight-year high
Global Economy

The charts that matter: gold hits a fresh eight-year high

As gold heads for new all-time highs, John Stepek looks at how that's affecting the other charts that matter most to the global economy.
11 Jul 2020
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?
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
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
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
Four excellent books to get your teeth into while you remain holed up
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
The charts that matter: Tesla triumphs
Global Economy

The charts that matter: Tesla triumphs

As Tesla becomes the world's most valuable car-maker by market capitalisation, John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter most to th…
4 Jul 2020
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