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The number of cryptocurrencies exploded as coders, entrepreneurs and scam artists jumped on the crypto-bandwagon. But as with a gold rush, fortunes can be lost as well as won.
The Federal Reserve, America’s central bank, is slowly raising interest rates. But that doesn’t mean it’s going after inflation, says John Stepek. It may have other targets in mind.
Fracking for oil has made the US energy independent. Its effects have spread far beyond the energy markets, says John Stepek, shifting the global economy’s balance of power.
Ten years ago today, the financial crisis exploded onto the front pages. John Stepek looks at the charts that matter to find out what, if anything, has changed since then.
John Stepek examines why investment bank Lehman Brothers went bust ten years ago and asks: should it have been saved, and would things have been any different if it had?
During the 2008 financial crisis, taxpayers had no choice but to underwrite the entire banking industry. And we’re still doing it, says John Stepek.
Blockchain is the breakthrough technology behind cryptocurrencies. But what is it actually for? Dominic Frisby outlines some of its many uses, and makes a prediction on the future of bitcoin.
Ten years ago, the banks brought the global financial system to its knees. John Stepek looks at what lessons – if any – have been learned since then.
The 2008 financial crisis was a result of “moral hazard” – individuals did not bear the full consequences of their actions. Nothing much has changed since then, says John Stepek.
The US dollar fallen back a fair bit since mid-August. John Stepek looks at what that means for the global economy, plus all the other charts that matter.
It’s been ten years since the start of the global financial crisis. John Stepek looks at how that’s affected the economy, politics and the social contract today.
The mess in emerging markets is spreading beyond Turkey and Argentina. John Stepek looks into how things have got so bad, and what’s likely to happen next.
If you missed out on bitcoin, you missed out on the greatest moneymaking opportunity we will ever see, says Dominic Frisby. But there could still be potential in the sector.
UK house prices are growing at their slowest rate for five years. John Stepek explains what’s behind the slowdown, and why it’s good news for everyone.
As the world’s reserve currency, the US dollar underpins the global economy – its rise and fall determines how markets move. John Stepek looks at why it matters so much.
Those who say that passive investing represents the “blind” allocation of capital have a point, says John Stepek. But it’s not like active fund managers were very “active” to begin with.
John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter most to the global economy make of the week’s events, including the pressure the dollar is putting emerging markets under.
On the face of it, now might look like a great time to snap up a bargain in Turkey. But is it worth the risk, and could better deals lie elsewhere? John Stepek investigates.
Bitcoin and its altcoin cousins are sinking and there could be more heartache to come, says Dominic Frisby. But don’t write off cryptocurrencies just yet.
Stagnation or a gentle decline in house prices is the best-case scenario for the property market. John Stepek explains why, and looks at whether we’re likely to get it.