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The charts that matter: it’s all gone a bit pear-shaped

With the currency wars escalating, John Stepek looks at how the week’s events have shaped the charts that matter the most to the global economy.

Forget the other emerging markets, focus on Southeast Asia

Investors in emerging markets should focus on Southeast Asia – a region where nearly every nation’s GDP and productivity growth has beaten the developed world since 2000.

Currency Corner: a frustrating lesson in trend-following from the US dollar

The point of a trading system is that it forces you to ignore your hunches, says Dominic Frisby. And sometimes, that can be a frustrating experience.

Silver is set to follow gold

With gold rallying 10% so far this year, some investors are starting to pay attention to silver.

The bullish and bearish cases for oil prices

The oil price is now firmly in a bear market. But saying where it goes next is tricky, says John Stepek. There are good arguments for a big move in either direction.

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK’s financial pages.

The currency war gets serious

This week, the Chinese yuan (or renminbi) weakened to the point where one US dollar could buy more than seven yuan. That’s the weakest level in a decade.

Renault and Nissan: reboot or divorce?

Renault and Nissan have opened talks on the idea of Renault reducing its 43% stake in its Japanese partner.

No relief for RBS investors

RBS, Britain’s remaining semi-nationalised bank, has just paid a special dividend – but shareholders are anything but happy. Matthew Partridge reports.

How to profit as technology transforms the way we learn

Education and training could be a $10trn business by 2030. Innovations such as e-learning and digitisation will offer huge opportunities for investors to cash in on the boom, says Stephen Connolly.

Are trade wars rattling markets, or is it fear of another blow-up in Europe?

As the trade war intensifies, developed-world government bonds have sunk to new lows. But the root cause of the markets’ jitters could lie not so much in trade as in fears of another crisis in the eurozone.

Increasing tailwinds behind renewables

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Wind and solar are now the cheapest ways to generate electricity in many countries. This should translate into even higher demand for renewables, says Mike Appleby of Liontrust.

How to avoid the pitfalls of buying a property abroad

Many people dream of buying a property abroad for holidays or retirement, but mistakes can be costly.

Why Boeing's shares will regain altitude

The aerospace giant’s 737 Max model has been grounded. But Boeing shares should bounce back.

Beware the lure of illiquid debt funds

Illiquid debt offers tempting returns, but the next downturn could still reveal unexpected risks.

China fires a warning shot as the trade war escalates

China’s currency, the yuan, has weakened significantly against the dollar. That suggests the trade war will only get worse, says John Stepek. Here’s what it means for you.

Why it pays to invest in foreign stocks

Many investors feel safer investing at home than in foreign stocks – but as the wobbly pound shows, that safety can be an illusion.

Chart of the week: palladium will lose its lustre

Palladium has gained 70% in a year. It now trades at about $1,530 per ounce. But any escalation in the US-China trade could spell an end to the rally.

Three undervalued Asian stocks that can ride out the trade war

Trade wars aside, Asia remains the biggest driver of global growth with impressive economic and corporate fundamentals, says professional investor Ian Hargreaves. Here, he picks three undervalued Asian stocks.

The return of the trade war sparks panic in markets

Donald Trump’s latest skirmish in his trade war with China has sent stockmarkets tumbling. John Stepek looks at how China could respond, and what it means for the global economy and for your money.

LSE-Refinitiv merger could create a rival to Bloomberg

The London Stock Exchange is to buy data group Refinitiv, which would make it a big player in financial services. It’s a bold move, says Matthew Lynn – but a dangerous one.

Gold, the “anti-dollar”, will rise

Debased currencies and overheating bond markets have sparked renewed interest in gold – a tried and tested means of hoarding wealth.

Japanese stocks: when will we see Nikkei 39,000?

Japanese stocks remain far below their bubble-era highs. But if reforms continue, the market could finally set a new record within a decade, says author, financial writer and Japan expert Peter Tasker.

Currency corner: what’s really behind the slide in the pound

The prolonged Brexit limbo is pounding sterling. But the slide began well before the EU referendum. Dominic Frisby explains what’s behind the pound’s demise, and where it might go from here.

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK’s financial pages.

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