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Trade war with China, rising tension with Iran – markets just don’t care

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If markets reflected geopolitics, this week would have been brutal for stocks. But they just shrugged it off. So what’s going on? John Stepek explains what really drives markets.

How to protect yourself from dividend disappointment

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Vodafone just cut its dividend. And it’s not the only company on shaky ground. John Stepek explains what’s so great about dividends, and how to protect your portfolio from dividend cuts.

The bitcoin rollercoaster has started up again – hang on tight!

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Sentiment on bitcoin has made an about turn and the cryptocurrency is back on the rise. Dominic Frisby explains why, and whether it’s time to buy bitcoin again.

Trade wars are a stupid idea, but it seems we’re going to have one anyway

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Global markets have reacted badly to the escalation of the US-China trade war. John Stepek looks at what’s going on and what it means for your money.

Uber’s big belly flop might be good news for wider markets

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Uber’s share price took a massive hit after listing on the New York Stock Exchange. John Stepek looks at what its performance tells us about the wider market.

The charts that matter: the trade war roars back with a vengeance

John Stepek looks at what the renewed threat of a US/China trade war means for the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Never mind tariffs – here’s a scary thing that happened to markets this week

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While investors were worrying about trade disputes and tariff hikes this week, the US bond markets threw up a nasty surprise. John Stepek explains what’s going on, and why it matters.

Investors beware: central banks won’t be able to prop up markets forever

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Markets have grown complacent, expecting central banks to shield them from any upheaval. But in these volatile times that’s a dangerous assumption, says John Stepek. The world is changing and you need to be ready.

Gold could stagnate for several years – but don’t make Gordon Brown’s mistake

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The price of gold is going nowhere fast. Like Gordon Brown did 20 years ago, you may be tempted to sell. But, just as with Brown, that would be a big mistake. Dominic Frisby explains why.

What Trump’s trade tweets mean for your money

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Markets briefly stuttered on reading Donald Trump’s tweet raising tariffs on Chinese imports to the US. But they soon recovered. John Stepek asks if their optimism is justified.

The charts that matter: the US economy shows no sign of wilting

The US economy looks in better shape than many thought this time last month.John Stepek looks at how it’s affecting the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Markets are ignoring Mark Carney – but for once, they shouldn’t

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Mark Carney has hinted that interest rates are likely to be higher than the market expects. The market shrugged. But if Brexit is even a little less awful than expected, investors could end up wrong-footed.

Investors are still struggling to believe the Fed’s sunny outlook

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The Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold yesterday. That’s what markets were expecting – yet they had a little swoon anyway. John Stepek looks at what happened and what might be next

Don’t sell in May this year – the market is telling you it’s time to be long

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Investment lore has it that you should “sell in May, go away, come back on St Leger Day”. That may have worked in the past. But not now, says Dominic Frisby. Here’s why.

Are bond fund managers smarter than equity fund managers?

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Bond fund managers tend to beat their benchmarks more often than equity fund managers. But that doesn’t mean they’re all geniuses. John Stepek explains what’s behind the outperformance, and what it means for investors.

Don’t expect strong US growth to mean higher interest rates

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America’s economy is growing much faster than expected. Under normal circumstances, you might expect the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. But that won’t happen, says John Stepek. Here’s why.

The charts that matter: the US economy’s big surprise

US economic growth absolutely hammered expectations for the first quarter. John Stepek looks at what that means to the charts that matter the most to the global economy.

The biggest threat to investors right now is the strong US dollar

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The year so far has been epic for investors. But with the US dollar hitting a two-year high, things could be about to change. John Stepek explains why.

The death of buy-to-let property is a useful cautionary tale for all investors

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Investing in buy-to-let property was once a perfectly valid thing to do. But the government killed the market. John Stepek explains what investors should learn from the fate of the amateur landlord.

This trend-following system is telling you to buy US stocks – and bitcoin

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Dominic Frisby’s “no-brainer” trading system works across most trending markets – and right now, it’s telling you to buy.

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