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In just a few minutes' enjoyable reading each morning, John Stepek (our executive editor) and regular guest contributors explain to you:

• What's been going on in the markets
• How the day's economic and political developments will affect your wealth
• The latest investment opportunities, and how you can profit


Latest Money Morning articles


How career risk turns many active managers into index trackers

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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.

The charts that matter: the strong dollar causes havoc

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.

Is the Turkish crisis a buying opportunity?

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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.

How much lower can bitcoin and the crypto sector fall?

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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.

What are the odds on the ideal outcome for UK house prices?

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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.

What do Turkey, Italian debt and falling global house prices have in common?

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For all their rhetoric, populists from Italy’s Matteo Salvini to Turkey’s President Erdogan will discover to their cost that they can’t fight the market. John Stepek explains what that will mean for your money.

Turkey is just the canary in the coal mine

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Turkey’s President Erdogan is pointing fingers for the collapse of the lira. But Turkey was never a target, says John Stepek. Rather, it is a victim of a changing economic environment.

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.

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