Economy

The faces of 2021
People

The faces of 2021

It has been an especially turbulent year in politics, monetary policy and new stockmarket listings. Four key movers and shakers caught our eye
29 Dec 2021
Central banks fall far behind the curve on inflation
Inflation

Central banks fall far behind the curve on inflation

The Bank of England may have raised interest rates and the US Federal Reserve is tightening policy too, but with inflation soaring, is it too little t…
24 Dec 2021
MoneyWeek Christmas quiz 2021
People

MoneyWeek Christmas quiz 2021

It’s been a year of speculative frenzy, economic uncertainty and political scandal. See which financial stories you remember – and which passed you by…
24 Dec 2021
Want to quit your job and live an egalitarian life off the land? Things aren't quite that simple
Economy

Want to quit your job and live an egalitarian life off the land? Things aren't quite that simple

The idea of adopting a simpler lifestyle free from social hierarchies, economic inequalities and tiresome modern work appeals to many romantics – but …
24 Dec 2021
The MoneyWeek Podcast: a very strange year, when forecasting anything became almost impossible
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: a very strange year, when forecasting anything became almost impossible

Merryn and John talk about the past year in the markets, the rise of inflation and the bond market's reaction (or lack of it), and conclude that nothi…
23 Dec 2021
Will emerging markets have a better 2022, or is it downhill from here?
Emerging markets

Will emerging markets have a better 2022, or is it downhill from here?

Emerging market equities had a dismal year in 2021. John Stepek asks if 2022 will be any better, and takes a look at some of the most promising areas …
23 Dec 2021
Frisby’s Forecasts: how did my predictions for 2021 pan out?
Investment strategy

Frisby’s Forecasts: how did my predictions for 2021 pan out?

Dominic Frisby looks back at the predictions he made at the start of the year and finds that, all things considered, he hasn't done badly at all.
22 Dec 2021
How the financial sector is leveraging cloud applications to drive growth and innovation
Sponsored

How the financial sector is leveraging cloud applications to drive growth and innovation

SPONSORED CONTENT: The digital-first world has ushered in a new era in banking
21 Dec 2021
In praise of profits – Ed Yardeni’s stirring defence of capitalism
Economy

In praise of profits – Ed Yardeni’s stirring defence of capitalism

It is commonly held that the average American's income has not risen for decades. But in truth, real earnings have been rising by 1.5% since 1995. And…
21 Dec 2021
How Omicron could trigger stagflation
UK Economy

How Omicron could trigger stagflation

As Omicron runs rife, populations are hunkering down, stifling consumption and growth. But with politicians and central banks reluctant to spend, that…
20 Dec 2021
Bob Iger: the man who reinvented Disney
People

Bob Iger: the man who reinvented Disney

Bob Iger is stepping down as head of the entertainment giant after 15 years in charge. He leaves a far stronger company in prime position for the futu…
18 Dec 2021
The charts that matter: Fed becomes more hawkish
Economy

The charts that matter: Fed becomes more hawkish

Gold rose meanwhile the US dollar fell after a key Fed meeting. Here’s what else happened to the charts that matter most to the global economy.
18 Dec 2021
Cryptocurrency round-up: selling Tesla “merch” for dogecoin, and the Bank of England warns on cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency round-up: selling Tesla “merch” for dogecoin, and the Bank of England warns on cryptocurrencies

In a week that Tesla's Elon Musk says the company may accept dogecoin as a form of payment, Saloni Sardana looks at the week’s top cryptocurrency stor…
17 Dec 2021
The Bank of England clearly still doesn't believe inflation is here to stay
Inflation

The Bank of England clearly still doesn't believe inflation is here to stay

The Bank of England surprised markets on Thursday and raised interest rates the first time since 2018 to 0.25%. John Stepek looks at what this means f…
17 Dec 2021
Investors shrug off inflation fears – for now
Inflation

Investors shrug off inflation fears – for now

US inflation is at its highest since 1982. Investors seem unworried – but how long will that last?
17 Dec 2021
Steen Jakobsen: reality has become outrageous
Investment strategy

Steen Jakobsen: reality has become outrageous

Merryn talks to Steen Jakobsen of Saxo Bank about his annual “outrageous predictions” – and how reality is proving a match for anything he can come up…
17 Dec 2021
The US central bank is winding down QE faster than planned – so why are markets bouncing?
US Economy

The US central bank is winding down QE faster than planned – so why are markets bouncing?

The Federal Reserve is to speed up the pace at which it is winding down QE, its money-printing programme. But instead of going into shock, stockmarket…
16 Dec 2021
UK inflation hits a 30-year high – but will the Bank of England raise interest rates?
Inflation

UK inflation hits a 30-year high – but will the Bank of England raise interest rates?

UK inflation is now rising at a rate of 5.1% a year – its highest in 30 years and a lot higher than the Bank’s target of 2%. So, asks John Stepek, wil…
15 Dec 2021
How to free up extra Christmas cash for your business
Small business

How to free up extra Christmas cash for your business

Too few small businesses keep unnecessary costs to an absolute minimum. Here are six ideas that might pay for a Christmas bonus.
14 Dec 2021
US inflation is at a near-40-year high. So why are markets so calm?
Inflation

US inflation is at a near-40-year high. So why are markets so calm?

US inflation is rising at 6.8% a year – the highest level for nearly four decades. But markets still seem to be taking it in their stride. John Stepek…
13 Dec 2021
Stéphane Bancel: Moderna’s biotech whizz who changed the world
People

Stéphane Bancel: Moderna’s biotech whizz who changed the world

Stéphane Bancel had a safe job as CEO of a French multinational when he decided to risk it all on a promising but unproven medical technology. The bet…
12 Dec 2021
The charts that matter: a tough week for bitcoin
Economy

The charts that matter: a tough week for bitcoin

Cryptocurrency bitcoin slid by some 20% this week. Here’s what else happened to the charts that matter most to the global economy.
11 Dec 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: IMF calls for global crypto-regulation
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: IMF calls for global crypto-regulation

In a week when the IMF said regulation of cryptocurrencies should be global and “Satoshi Nakamoto” won his court case, Saloni Sardana looks at the wee…
10 Dec 2021
Five books to make you think this Christmas
Books

Five books to make you think this Christmas

Merryn Somerset Webb picks five books on the theme of ownership for you to read over the festive period.
10 Dec 2021