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Latest Money Morning articles


Why it’s worth holding a bit of gold in your portfolio

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Global equities are almost in bear market territory. We don’t know what will happen next. But that’s exactly why you should have some gold, says John Stepek.

Here’s what happened the last time the bond market crashed

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John Stepek looks back to the “great bond massacre” of 1994 to find out what we can learn about today’s bond bubble.

Is this another buying opportunity? Or is it the start of something bigger?

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At times like this, when the world’s stockmarkets are selling off hard, it’s easy to make expensive mistakes. That’s why it’s crucial to remember what type of investor you are.

In the future, no one will own a car. Here’s why and what it means for investors

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Sales of new cars are plummeting. If Dominic Frisby’s experience is anything to go by, that’s no surprise. Soon, nobody will ever need to own a car again. Here’s why.

Italy’s debt crisis could be far messier than the Greek drama ever was

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Italy’s debt is very high indeed. With the chances of repaying it slim, the eurozone is heading for yet another messy crisis. John Stepek explains what’s going on.

Why rising US bond yields really matter for markets

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Everyone’s eyes are on US bond yields right now. John Stepek explains why they matter so much to the world’s markets, and which assets are most vulnerable.

The charts that matter: US bonds make a break for it

With the US economy continuing to grow apace, John Stepek looks at all the charts that matter, including the all important bond yields.

Why you should be glad that house prices are falling in “real” terms

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House prices are now rising more slowly than inflation – could we see a soft landing for the property market? John Stepek hopes so.

Silver and platinum are both very cheap – how long can that last?

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Silver and platinum are much cheaper than they ought to be, says Dominic Frisby – certainly on a historical basis. But things are starting to look good. Should you buy in?

Markets are cyclical – but how can you tell where we are in the cycle?

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Everyone knows markets move in cycles. But nobody knows exactly when the cycle will turn. John Stepek looks at where we might be now, and what that means for you.

When will the slow-burning crisis in Italy ignite?

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Italy’s populist government has decided to spend a lot more money than it’s got, risking a clash with the EU. John Stepek looks at how that might play out.

The charts that matter: Italy and Tesla spring surprises

In a week when the bond-market action turned to Europe and the SEC turned its sights on Tesla CEO Elon Musk, John Stepek looks at the charts that matter most to the global economy.

We’ve spent our entire lives in a massive economic anomaly

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Massive population growth, fiat money and ever-present inflation make the last 60-odd years unique in history. Can this continue? You may be surprised, says John Stepek.

How on earth are we going to get rid of all of this debt?

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The world’s governments are swimming in debt. Which is just about manageable with ultra-low interest rates. But that won’t last, says Dominic Frisby. The day of reckoning must surely come.

Is oil heading for $100 a barrel? Or will Trump throw a spanner in the works?

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The oil price is creeping up – something Donald Trump isn’t too happy about. John Stepek looks at whats behind the rise, and what Trump could do to stop it.

We’ve just seen the biggest merger deal in gold mining history

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Gold miner Barrick’s buyout of Randgold Resources is good for both companies and the wider mining sector, says Dominic Frisby. But Randgold’s shareholders deserve more out of the deal.

Not invested in Japan yet? Now looks a good opportunity

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Shinzo Abe’s time as Japan’s prime minister has been good for investors. With his re-election as party leader, John Stepek sees no reason for that to change.

The charts that matter: is this the turning point for the US dollar?

John Stepek looks at the charts that matter most to the global economy. And this week, it’s all about the US dollar.

Now looks like a good time to buy gold – but you need to watch this chart

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One thing matters more than anything else to the price of gold – the US dollar. Where it goes, gold follows. Dominic Frisby looks at where it may be headed next.

When will the Bank of England raise interest rates again?

Bank of England governor Mark Carney

In a normal world, central banks raise interest rates to keep inflation in check. But even with UK inflation ticking up, we won’t see a rate rise anytime soon.

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