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Latest Money Morning articles


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

London flats under construction

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.

The charts that matter: Italy’s mid-week melodrama

John Stepek takes a look at how Italy’s political shenanigans have affected the global economy’s most important charts.

Italy gets a new government – the eurozone hokey-cokey is on hold for now

Markets freaked out when Italy seemed to be heading for fresh elections. But now the populist coalition is taking charge after all. John Stepek looks at what’s going on.

A dip in the oil price could be very bullish for stockmarkets

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Major oil producers may soon raise production. That could drive the oil price down, deflect inflation, and boost stocks. John Stepek looks at how likely that is to happen.

Three long-term reasons to be bullish on gold

There are several reasons to believe that we are in the early stages of a new bull market in gold. Here, Dominic Frisby outlines three of the most compelling.

An Italian euro exit may just have moved a little bit closer

Italy’s president has overruled the country’s populist coalition and appointed his own man as finance minister. That could mean fresh elections and an explicitly anti-euro government, says John Stepek.

The charts that matter: the Fed hints at a more relaxed pace of rate hikes

John Stepek looks at how the US Federal Reserve’s more dovish stance as affected the global economy’s most important charts.

The new Federal Reserve isn’t as tough on inflation as it looks

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Minutes of Federal Reserve meetings are meticulously scrutinised by the markets. T​he latest set suggest​s it might be changing its mind on inflation. John Stepek explains what that means.

A simple lesson from Turkey for investors: rising authoritarianism is bearish

Turkey’s currency is collapsing. Money is flooding out of the country. Investors have lost all confidence. It’s a prime example of just how important good governance is, says John Stepek.

Gold looks a better bet than UK property – here’s why

Dominic Frisby looks at the historical relationship between UK house prices and gold, and concludes that your money is better off in the yellow metal than bricks and mortar.

Italy is testing Mario Draghi to step in and do “whatever it takes”

The Greek debt crisis was contained because the ECB vowed to do “whatever it takes” to backstop things. John Stepek asks if it’s prepared to do the same with Italy.

One area of financial markets where ETFs could prove very disruptive

Some people argue that ETFs undermine the structure of the stockmarket. That’s not really true, says John Stepek. But they could spark trouble in another area of the markets.

The charts that matter: the end of an era

Gold has finally cracked and dipped below $1,300 an ounce. John Stepek looks at how that and the rest of the charts that matter affect the global economy.

Ocado’s surge shows what happens when a hated asset springs a surprise

Shares in online grocer Ocado – hated by investors – suddenly spiked. It shows what can happen when sentiment turns, and holds a lesson for the broader UK market.

This could be the end of the longest-running trend in your financial lifetime

The decades-long bond bull market could well be over. But it won’t end quietly. Investment strategies that have worked for years, no longer will. John Stepek explains what happens next.

The oil price is going to keep rising – here's how to profit

The oil price has been quietly rising all year. But it’s going to get noisy, and you need to be invested. Dominic Frisby picks the best ways to profit.

Italy is not this year’s problem – but it could be a big deal in 2019

Italy is to be governed by a coalition of radical populist parties. But so far, markets have taken it in their stride. John Stepek looks at how long that can last.

A very simple investment tip that you should never forget

Active-fund managers are fighting back against the rise of cheap index-trackers. But there’s one vital thing to remember when investing, says John Stepek: costs matter.

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