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The global trade war is escalating fast

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Donald Trump’s trade war is the biggest threat to the global economy and to world markets. Things are going to get messy, says John Stepek. Here’s what it all means.

Britain must stop flipping housing ministers

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The problems with the UK housing market are deeply entrenched, says Dominic Frisby. But there is still hope. Let’s hope the new housing minister is up to the job.

Amid talk of “super-spikes” and shortages – are we near peak oil bullishness?

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Saudi Aramco’s warning of a supply crunch in the oil market has an element of déjà vu about it. John Stepek takes a closer look to see what investors should do next.

The charts that matter: copper slides as trade war fears bite

Donald Trump has fired the opening shots in his global trade war. John Stepek looks at what that means for the charts that matter most to the world economy.

The global trade war has kicked off

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With the US now collecting 25% tariffs on some imports from China, we’re now in a global trade war, says John Stepek. Here’s what it means for your portfolio.

Why the US mid-term elections might spell good news for gold

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Many factors influence the price of gold. One of the biggest is interest rates. And upcoming elections in the US could determine the future of both, says John Stepek.

Platinum has been a terrible investment – but I’m sticking with it

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At some $400 below the price of gold, platinum is the cheapest it’s been since 2004. Dominic Frisby explains why the platinum price has collapsed, and why he’s still invested.

All of us – even the men – can learn to be better investors

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Studies show that women tend to make better investment decisions than men. John Stepek looks at why that might be, and how both sexes can become better investors.

The charts that matter: it’s all about the US dollar

As the US dollar continues to bully the currency markets, John Stepek looks at all the other charts that matter to the global economy.

Is value investing finally set to see a long-overdue comeback?

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Buying cheap stocks – value investing – usually works well. But it hasn’t for a while now. John Stepek looks at what’s gone wrong and asks if it’s due a turnaround.

Is China’s bear market a major threat to your portfolio?

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Most global stockmarkets are looking a little wobbly at the moment. But Chinese stocks are in a full-blown bear market. John Stepek explains what that means for you.

Don’t panic – this is a time for sitting tight, not selling fast

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With virtually every world stockmarket pointing downwards – at least for now – how seriously should you take the threat of a trade war, and what should you do next?

Expect global trade tensions to get worse before they get better

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Despite fears about a global trade war, things aren’t too bad yet. But increasing tension between the US and China could soon change that, says John Stepek.

Oil producers are pumping harder – but don’t expect oil prices to slide

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Oil cartel Opec and Russia have decided to pump more oil. Normally, higher production means lower prices. But that’s not likely to happen this time, says John Stepek. Here’s why.

The charts that matter: Amazon – the stock that carries no career risk

Fund managers buy the things that won’t get them fired when the crash comes. With that in mind, John Stepek looks at Amazon and the other charts that matter.

Believe it or not, UK interest rates “should” be around 3% right now

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Interest rates in Britain should be much higher than they are now, says John Stepek. But these are strange times – don’t expect things to stay as they are.

The pound looks cheap – but will it get even cheaper?

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While the dollar surges, UK politics are making things decidedly tricky for the pound, which looks remarkably cheap right now. Dominic Frisby looks at what the future holds for sterling.

The good times are over for UK housebuilders

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Housebuilders have been a good bet for investors, says John Stepek, but now the housing market is slowing. It could be time for investors to seek shelter.

We’re heading ever closer to all-out trade war

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Donald Trump has slapped another $200bn-worth of tariffs on Chinese goods. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the move, and what a trade war would mean for investors.

The cracks are starting to show in the eurozone’s most stable member

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Germany’s fragile coalition government is at odds over immigration. But the issue isn’t confined to Germany. It’s Europe-wide, and threatens the very existence of the EU, says John Stepek.

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