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Low unemployment, solid growth, steady inflation – of course the US needs an interest-rate cut

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Against an economic background more traditionally associated with interest rate rises, the US central bank has just cut rates. John Stepek explains what’s going on at the Fed.

What will it take for platinum to make a comeback?

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Platinum has historically been more expensive than gold. But for the last few years, that’s not been the case. Dominic Frisby explains why that is, and looks at what could drive the platinum price back up.

WeWork has shelved its IPO – has the top of the market been postponed?

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The collapse of WeWork’s IPO suggests we’re not quite at the top of the bull market in listed stocks. But it does tell us a lot about the recent “unicorn” frenzy, says John Stepek – the bubble in private companies is now bursting.

Could spiking oil prices burst the bubble in bonds?

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The oil price has spiked after drone strikes crippled some of Saudi Arabia’s vital oil production infrastructure. John Stepek looks at the effect on the global economy, and on the bond bubble in particular.

The charts that matter: “risk on” rules

The “risk-off” move we saw over the past month or so has reversed. John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter the most to the global economy.

Currency Corner: clash of the commodity currencies

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In this week’s currency corner, Dominic Frisby looks at the Australian dollar and the Canadian dollar – two currencies heavily geared to natural resources.

What Mario Draghi’s legacy move means for markets

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Yesterday was Mario Draghi’s last chance to leave a lasting impression on eurozone monetary policy. And that seems to be just what he’s done. John Stepek looks at how it affects the markets.

If Mario Draghi fails to deliver today, there will be a lot of disappointed investors

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Markets expect European Central Bank boss Mario Draghi to deliver extra stimulus at his policy meeting today. But can he live up to their expectations? John Stepek weighs up his options and the likely outcomes.

Is the great bull market in politics about to peak?

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Since the turn of the century, people have become increasingly engaged in politics. But recently, says Dominic Frisby, interest seems to have been waning. Here, he considers the reasons why.

Why the sacking of Saudi Arabia’s energy minister matters for your money

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The delay in listing Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company, has led to the sacking of the country’s energy minister. John Stepek explains why that’s important for the global economy and for your money.

Can Mario Draghi save the eurozone all over again?

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Mario Draghi’s policy of doing “whatever it takes” is credited with ending the eurozone’s economic panic in summer 2012. Now, Europe is facing the spectre of deflation. Can Draghi pull it off again?

The charts that matter: a new hope?

The gap between yields on short and long-dated US bonds turned positive this week, after having briefly turned negative. John Stepek looks at how this affects the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Currency Corner: what’s next for the US dollar?

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The US dollar has been in an uptrend since early 2018. But the last few days has seen something of a reversal. Something is going on, says Dominic Frisby.

Believe it or not, markets have had a pretty good week

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Things seem to be looking up in global markets, with US stocks approaching an all-time high. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the sudden bout of optimism, and where markets might go next.

Three important events you missed while Parliament squabbled yesterday

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While Parliament played Brexit games, some important events passed under the radar, including big spending plans, a little inflation-linked jiggery pokery, and some backtracking by the Bank of England. John Stepek explains what it all means.

Gold is back – here’s the key price it needs to break through next

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After years in the doldrums, the price of gold has broken out to over $1,500 an ounce. Dominic Frisby explains gold’s astonishing recovery and looks at the crucial price to beat if this rally is not to peter out.

It looks as though we’re heading for another general election

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As MPs continue to wrestle with Brexit, Britain could be heading for its third general election in less than five years. John Stepek looks at how it all affects your money.

Here’s why the idea of a bubble in passive investing is flawed

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The idea of passive investing – buying a fund that simply tracks an index – has been growing rapidly in recent years.Some say it’s in a bubble. John Stepek disagrees.

The charts that matter: the dollar strikes back

As the US dollar index heads higher, John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter the most to the global economy.

Currency Corner: the New Zealand dollar vs the Japanese yen

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The New Zealand dollar – or “kiwi” – has been sliding against the Japanese yen for years now. Dominic Frisby looks to see where it might go next.

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