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Latest Money Morning articles


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.

The charts that matter: “business as usual” is over

A lot of genuine news happened this week – but how will it affect the markets? John Stepek looks for clues in the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Europe should deal with its problems now, while it still has time

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The European Central Bank is ending its quantitative easing programme in the slowest way possible. John Stepek looks at what that means for Europe, and for your money.

Central banks are stepping out of the spotlight – and it’s about time

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The Federal Reserve raised interest rates again yesterday. But market reaction was muted. The age of the all-powerful central banker may be coming to an end, says John Stepek.

It’s only a matter of time before this hated metal makes a comeback

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Having hit an all-time high in 2007, the price of uranium has fallen every year since. But it’s time will come again, says Dominic Frisby, Here’s how to play it.

This is no high street horror show – it’s just capitalism at work

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There’s talk of a “bloodbath” on the high street as retail chains go bust. But those going under are failing to adapt, says John Stepek. Those that do will thrive.

What Trump’s spat with Trudeau means for global trade

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Donald Trump’s public falling out with Canada and the rest of the developed world means the chances of a genuinely dangerous global trade war are growing, says John Stepek.

Money printing in the eurozone will soon be over – what happens then?

Investors have got used to the ECB’s quantitative easing programme. But one day soon that will end. John Stepek looks at how the markets would react.

Why it can pay to follow the local press when making investment decisions

Keeping an eye on the local news can pay off for investors. Here, a tale of drug gangs, intimidation and the risky business of mining leads Dominic Frisby to an adventurous silver trade.

Which should you buy – bitcoin or bitcoin cash?

Dominic Frisby weighs up the relative merits of bitcoin and its upstart offshoot bitcoin cash, explains how to get into cryptocurrencies, and which one you should buy.

What Trump’s trade war means for your money

Markets aren’t taking the threat of global trade war seriously. But Donald Trump is a man of his word, and investors could be in for a shock.

Let’s hope the gentle slowdown in house prices continues for a long time

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UK house prices fell in May and are flat in real terms over the last year. That’s a good thing, says John Stepek – for homebuyers and the wider economy.

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