Economy

The charts that matter: bitcoin surges to a new record high
Global Economy

The charts that matter: bitcoin surges to a new record high

As bitcoin storms through its previous record high price, John Stepek looks at how it's affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
19 Dec 2020
Quiz of the week 12-18 December
Economy

Quiz of the week 12-18 December

An abandoned boat washed up on a remote atoll in the Pacific this week, carrying $100m worth of cargo. But what was it? And what else happened this we…
18 Dec 2020
It’s time investors prepared for inflation
Inflation

It’s time investors prepared for inflation

A lot of people seem to think that big price rises are a thing of the past. But investors could be hit with a few inflationary surprises in the coming…
18 Dec 2020
What the current state of the Brexit talks means for investors
Brexit

What the current state of the Brexit talks means for investors

As Brexit talks extend into the festive period, anyone hoping the issue will disappear is set to be disappointed. The good news for investors, however…
18 Dec 2020
Ray Dalio: flood of money threatens its value
Global Economy

Ray Dalio: flood of money threatens its value

We are seeing a flood of money and credit that, while lifting asset prices, will undermine the value of that money, says Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgew…
18 Dec 2020
18 December 1878: the end of the Molly Maguires
This day in history

18 December 1878: the end of the Molly Maguires

On this day in 1878, the Molly Maguires – a secret society formed in Ireland – ceased to exist with the hanging of the last of 20 condemned members of…
18 Dec 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: A look back on a peculiar year, ahead to the recovery, and what to buy for 2021
Stockmarkets

The MoneyWeek Podcast: A look back on a peculiar year, ahead to the recovery, and what to buy for 2021

Merryn talks to John talk about how the last nine months have affected the economy and the markets, and to to two entrepreneurs – Tommy Crooks of the …
17 Dec 2020
Get ready to say “hello” to inflation
Inflation

Get ready to say “hello” to inflation

With the collapse of both supply and demand, this was no ordinary recession. But as the world returns to normal, supply will remain subdued as demand …
17 Dec 2020
Great Frauds in History: Robert Schuyler’s illicit share issue
People

Great Frauds in History: Robert Schuyler’s illicit share issue

Robert Schuyler was known as “America’s first railroad king” issued millions of dollars' worth of fraudulent shares in his company, and kept the money…
17 Dec 2020
With Brexit back in the news, which way now for the pound sterling?
Currencies

With Brexit back in the news, which way now for the pound sterling?

Whether the UK and EU come to a Brexit deal or not, we’re unlikely to see any nasty surprises in the currency markets, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he e…
16 Dec 2020
Is the reflation trade already priced into markets?
Investment strategy

Is the reflation trade already priced into markets?

Investors are betting that US stocks will lead the way as the global economy rebounds from Covid-19. But if you truly believe in the reflation trade, …
15 Dec 2020
The Kwoks: a soap opera set to run and run
People

The Kwoks: a soap opera set to run and run

Boardroom battles, bribery convictions, feuds, kidnapping – the Kwoks’ Hong Kong property empire has seen the lot. But for all the drama, they have te…
13 Dec 2020
The lessons of “Operation Warp Speed” – the race to produce a vaccine
Biotech stocks

The lessons of “Operation Warp Speed” – the race to produce a vaccine

Governments and companies can learn from the extraordinary global effort to create a vaccine to defeat Covid-19, says Matthew Lynn.
13 Dec 2020
Nasty surprises in Chinese corporate bonds
Corporate bonds

Nasty surprises in Chinese corporate bonds

Beijing is allowing more state-owned firms to default on their debt, leading to some nasty surprises.
12 Dec 2020
Britain’s chaotic post-Brexit agricultural revolution
UK Economy

Britain’s chaotic post-Brexit agricultural revolution

The government is making huge changes to how farm subsidies operate after Brexit. Farmers say that the details of what will replace them are still far…
12 Dec 2020
The charts that matter: the ECB disappoints, bitcoin slips
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the ECB disappoints, bitcoin slips

The European Central Bank under-delivered in its latest meeting on monetary policy, and bitcoin slipped back a little this week. John Stepek looks at …
12 Dec 2020
Quiz of the week, 5-11 December
Economy

Quiz of the week, 5-11 December

This week, one country announced it will start exploring the feasibility of moving towards a digital currency. But which country was it? And what else…
11 Dec 2020
Which assets would do best from the return of inflation?
Investment strategy

Which assets would do best from the return of inflation?

If inflation becomes a genuine concern for investors, it would transform today's markets. John Stepek looks at which assets might prosper amid the tur…
11 Dec 2020
Grab your gold: inflation is coming
Inflation

Grab your gold: inflation is coming

Inflation remains under control for now. But expect it to pick up both soon and sharply.
11 Dec 2020
LRSG: the post-lockdown financial support available to businesses
Small business

LRSG: the post-lockdown financial support available to businesses

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) will help small businesses in the new tiered-restriction regime. David Prosser outlines what's available.
11 Dec 2020
Small businesses rush to beat the capital gains tax hike
Small business

Small businesses rush to beat the capital gains tax hike

Corporate finance advisers report a surge in inquiries from small business owners keen to sell their companies before a likely increase in capital gai…
11 Dec 2020
The business rates bust-up as retailers hand back cash
UK stockmarkets

The business rates bust-up as retailers hand back cash

Supermarkets and other stores that had come under fire for accepting a business-rates holiday have given the money back. Matthew Partridge reports
10 Dec 2020
Behind Covid's very dark clouds, we can see a few silver linings
UK Economy

Behind Covid's very dark clouds, we can see a few silver linings

The Cover-19 pandemic has devastated communities and the global economy. But with the vaccine about to bring an end to the worst, Merryn Somerset Webb…
10 Dec 2020
Julian Jessop: V is for vaccine – and the shape of our economic recovery
UK Economy

Julian Jessop: V is for vaccine – and the shape of our economic recovery

Merryn talks to independent economist Julian Jessop about how the vaccine should restart the stalled economic recovery as both consumers and businesse…
9 Dec 2020
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