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Latest Money Morning articles

How Britain avoided the worst of the Great Depression

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For Britain, the Great Depression really wasn’t especially great, or particularly depressing. John Stepek explains why.

This trade has been disappointing so far – but hang on for now

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Earlier this year, Dominic Frisby noticed platinum was cheap, and piled in. Unfortunately, it remains cheap. But platinum’s time will come again, says Dominic. Here’s why.

A strange North American pre-Christmas custom you can profit from

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Just before Christmas, Americans and Canadians sell their losing stocks – meaning canny investors can pick up some bargains. Dominic Frisby explains where you can find some of the best.

A sneaky oil boom is getting underway

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The price of Brent crude hit a two-year high yesterday. John Stepek looks at what that might mean for the global economy – and for inflation in particular.

What’s holding back wages in the US? Probably nothing but time

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The US economy is growing and employment is rising. But growth in wages remains weak and inflation is low. John Stepek looks at what, if anything, could change that.

How the 1930s banking crises prolonged the Great Depression

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The Wall Street crash wasn’t the only stockmarket crash of the Twenties. So how did it turn into one of the longest economic downturns in modern history? John Stepek explains.

This week in MoneyWeek: Join the battle against killer diseases

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In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: curing today’s most serious diseases; an update to our investment trust portfolio; and some creative ideas for charitable giving.

What is the yield curve, and why is it making investors nervous?

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The yield curve for US Treasury bonds –the gap between long-term and short-term interest rates – is narrowing. John Stepek explains why that matters, and what it means for the markets.

Made money in bitcoin? Well done. Here’s what you must do now

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Bitcoin mania looks set to continue for a while yet. But one day the bubble will burst. Plan your exit strategy now, says Dominic Frisby.

How Donald Trump could finally pop the bond bubble

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Donald Trump’s tax cuts is a big loosening of fiscal policy. But it’s the wrong time for that approach, says John Stepek. It could spark a bear market in bonds.

Trump manages to get some work done – what does it mean for investors?

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Donald Trump’s cut in the US corporate tax rate is good news for companies, but what about investors? John Stepek explains what it means for you.

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

This week it was all about bitcoin, says John Stepek. The digital currency’s explosive move higher really catapulted it into the limelight.

Why did the crash of 1929 turn into the Great Depression?

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In the latest in his series on history’s biggest financial crises, John Stepek looks at how the 1929 stockmarket crash sparked such a dramatic economic collapse.

This week in MoneyWeek: growth stocks and where to find them

This week in MoneyWeek magazine: what “growth stocks” are and where to find them; Britain’s crippling public debt problem; and a cheap way into private equity.

Meet the new boss – same as the old boss

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The US Federal Reserve has a new head. But don’t expect much in the way of new policies, says John Stepek. It will be more of the same.

What to do if you’ve missed out on the bitcoin super-bubble

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Bitcoin is a bubble. It’s gone bananas. But it could go a lot higher yet. So what do you do? Dominic Frisby explains.

How central banks paved the way for bitcoin’s birth

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The success of cryptocurrency bitcoin is a direct result of the financial crisis and central banks’ reaction to it, says John Stepek. It’s what happens when you can’t trust money.

The charts that matter: the Fed steps in to soothe the jitters

John Stepek with another roundup of the charts that matter to the global economy.

The Great Depression: How the Wall Street Crash of 1929 unfolded

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In the latest in his series of history’s worst financial crises, John Stepek looks at how the Wall Street Crash of 1929 unfolded.

This week in MoneyWeek: the big data goldrush

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In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: the companies profiting from the data-mining goldrush; why small investors must find their voice; and equity release as pension plan.

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