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The charts that matter: the dollar bounces, bitcoin soars, Tesla roars
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Global Economy

The charts that matter: the dollar bounces, bitcoin soars, Tesla roars

As bitcoin and Tesla go stratospheric and the US dollar rebounds, John Stepek looks at the charts that matter most to the global economy.
9 Jan 2021
The charts that matter: bitcoin surges to a new record high
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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
The charts that matter: the ECB disappoints, bitcoin slips
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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
Which assets would do best from the return of inflation?
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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
The charts that matter: Yellen’s return injects life into markets
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Global Economy

The charts that matter: Yellen’s return injects life into markets

Joe Biden’s pick of Janet Yellen as US treasury secretary has pepped markets up. John Stepek looks at how it’s affected the charts that matter the mos…
5 Dec 2020
How green bonds will fund the coming energy transition
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How green bonds will fund the coming energy transition

The need to cut carbon emissions will see a huge amount of investment in new infrastructure and clean energy projects, funded by the most simple of fi…
16 Nov 2020
Who is the Bank of England’s new £150bn of money printing really aimed at?
UK Economy

Who is the Bank of England’s new £150bn of money printing really aimed at?

The Bank of England has said it is to print a further £150bn to dampen the effects of the second lockdown on the economy. But there's more to it than …
5 Nov 2020
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Why you might want to add emerging market debt to your portfolio
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Why you might want to add emerging market debt to your portfolio

David Stevenson explores why, in our world of quantitative easing and negative yields, investors looking for positive yields should look at emerging m…
2 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 topsy-turvy world of bonds
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The topsy-turvy world of bonds

While stockmarkets rallied over the summer, bond yields continued to send alarm signals.
30 Oct 2020
Why would you pay anyone for the privilege of lending them money?
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Why would you pay anyone for the privilege of lending them money?

In the latest in his series on fixed income investing, David Stevenson explains what’s driving the trend towards negative-yielding government bonds – …
26 Oct 2020
How will we repay our vast debt pile? Do we even need to?
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How will we repay our vast debt pile? Do we even need to?

In his recent articles looking at different aspects of the fixed-income investing world, David Stevenson looked at inflation. Today he looks at a clos…
19 Oct 2020
A world drowning in debt
Global Economy

A world drowning in debt

The UK budget deficit is on course to hit £350bn, and America’s federal deficit has hit a record $3.1trn. But the debt surge is a truly global phenome…
16 Oct 2020
The charts that matter: it’s all about the stimulus
Global Economy

The charts that matter: it’s all about the stimulus

John Stepek looks at how homes of a pre-election stimulus deal in the US have affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
10 Oct 2020
Why would anyone ever buy a 100-year bond?
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Why would anyone ever buy a 100-year bond?

Earlier this year, the Austrian government placed a €2bn bond issue with a yield of 0.88% – for 100 years. David Stevenson asks why any investor would…
5 Oct 2020
I wish I knew what a bond was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
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I wish I knew what a bond was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

When thinking of investing many people automatically think of the stockmarket. But there is another market – the bond market. So what exactly is a bon…
29 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
The charts that matter: has the dollar’s rally paused, or is it over?
Global Economy

The charts that matter: has the dollar’s rally paused, or is it over?

The US dollar ended the week higher, although off its highest point. Is that it? John Stepek looks at how it's affected the charts that matter most to…
12 Sep 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
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
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 eurozone takes a big step forward towards fiscal union
EU Economy

The eurozone takes a big step forward towards fiscal union

The European Union’s coronavirus recovery plan and its decision to issue joint debt will change the bloc forever.
23 Jul 2020
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