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The charts that matter: Tesla and Turkey

As Elon Musk surprises investors – and possibly the SEC – and Turkey’s woes worsen,John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter most to the global economy make of the week’s events.

Things are getting ugly in Turkey – what does that mean for global markets?

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Turkey’s currency is crashing, its debt is spiralling out of control, and foreign investors are deserting the country. If things get worse, says John Stepek, it could spark wider trouble.

If Elon Musk takes Tesla private, that’ll mark the top of the market

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The top of the market is often heralded by a high-profile, complex and controversial deal. Elon Musk taking Tesla private could just be it, says John Stepek.

Gold has been so bad that it’s now starting to look good

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Gold has had a terrible year. But the price is now so low that it could be worth a punt. Here, Dominic Frisby outlines eight reasons to buy gold now.

I have a big problem with this idea that investing can ever be “passive”

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The idea that investing can be “active” or “passive” is wrong, says John Stepek. Every decision investors make is active. Better to think of it as a choice between “expensive” and “cheap”.

What Dr Copper is telling us about China’s tough balancing act

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The price of copper has tumbled as China’s leaders struggle to keep their economic plan on the road. John Stepek explains why that matters for your money.

The charts that matter: the Bank of Japan shakes up government bonds

As Japan raises its cap on government bond yields, John Stepek takes look at how that affects the charts that matter most to the global economy.

A whole generation is about to learn that interest rates don’t just go down

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Interest rates may have risen, but they’re still lower than at virtually any time in history. The only way is up, says John Stepek. Here’s what that means for you.

Why you should give the US stockmarket the benefit of the doubt – for now

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There are plenty of reasons to think that US stockmarkets are due a big fall. But they carry on rising. It will happen eventually, says Dominic Frisby, but not yet.

The FAANGs are all different stocks – but they’ll all crash together

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The FAANG tech stocks are all very different businesses, so shouldn’t really be lumped together. But that’s immaterial, says John Stepek. When the market turns, they will crash as one.

Big news – even the Bank of Japan is starting to tighten monetary policy

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The Bank of Japan has been keeping a very tight grip on monetary policy. Now, it’s taking things one step further. John Stepek explains what it means for your money.

House prices aren’t just slipping in the UK – this is global

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The UK, the US, Australia – house prices are falling all over the world. John Stepek looks at what drove property up, and why the world’s property markets are now slowing down.

The charts that matter: bitcoin, Facebook – and Japanese bond yields

John Stepek looks how moves the bitcoin price, Facebook’s share price and in the Japanese government bond market this week affect the charts that matter to the global economy.

Are investors finally fed up with Facebook?

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Facebook’s share price fell 20% after a disappointing set of results. John Stepek explains what that says about investors’ attitudes to tech stocks – and the wider market.

Bitcoin’s big bounceback - can it continue?

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Bitcoin has risen by 40% in the last two weeks to over $8,000. Dominic Frisby looks at what’s behind the spectacular rally, and where the price might go next.

This may be the best defence against escalating currency wars

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As governments around the world debase their currencies, you need an asset that can ride out the hard times. And nothing fits the bill like gold, says John Stepek.

When Ben Bernanke says “don’t worry”, smart investors get nervous

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The “inverted yield curve” is an unusually reliable indicator of impending recession. Ben Bernanke, former Fed chairman, thinks it’s nothing to worry about. He’s wrong, says John Stepek. Here’s why.

The charts that matter: markets are getting nervous about global growth

John Stepek examines what effect investor concerns over global growth have had on the world’s most important charts.

London’s luxury new-build property is in big trouble

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Luxury flats have been going up all over London for years. And despite the market slowdown, construction is at an all-time high. But the party’s about to end.

This is usually a good month to buy gold – but it’s a tough call this year

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Conventional wisdom has it that summer is the best time to buy gold and silver. Both metals are certainly looking cheap. But is now really the time to buy?

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