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In a surprise U-turn, the ECB has decided not to raise interest rates, and will instead spend money propping up Europe’s dodgy banks. John Stepek explains why that’s rattled investors.
When analysts tell you one asset is “better” than another, beware. It all rather depends, says Dominic Frisby. A sensibly diversified portfolio will serve you much better than chasing the “best” assets.
Platinum has historically been more expensive than gold – but that’s no longer the case. John Stepek looks at the reasons behind the change and asks if it’s worth buying now.
China’s economy is slowing down. In a democracy, that’s no big problem; in a dictatorship, it spells trouble. John Stepek explains what’s going on, and how it affects your money.
The cost of borrowing for governments around the world is creeping higher. John Stepek explains why that’s so important for investors.
The yield curve has perked up ever so slightly. John Stepek looks at what this and the global economy’s other most important charts mean for the markets.
People in Britain are obsessed with house prices. But with the market now moribund, the question, says John Stepek, is how long can this obsession last?
Sterling rose sharply yesterday after forex markets decided we’re likely to get May’s deal or no Brexit at all. John Stepek digests the latest developments and explains what they mean for your money.
The price of copper, one of the most important metals in the world, is climbing. Dominic Frisby looks at what’s behind the rise, and picks the best ways to invest.
Donald Trump has called a truce in the trade war and won’t be imposing punitive tariffs on Chinese goods. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the decision, and what it means for you.
As the US Federal Reserve backs off, John Stepek looks at how quantitative tightening is affecting the global economy’s most important charts.
The US central bank has caved in to the markets and made a U-turn on tightening monetary policy. John Stepek looks at what it means for investors.
The gold price is creeping higher. And lot of smart people are getting bullish on gold. Are they right? Or is it another false dawn? Dominic Frisby finds out.
Around the world, things are looking up – employment is high and wages are rising. But investors remain fearful. John Stepek explains what’s going on.
John Stepek explains how investors often suffer from “home bias”, how it affects returns, and how to counter it.
The oil price has risen by 20% this year – far outstripping the stockmarkets. John Stepek looks at the reasons for its rise, and what might happen from here.
With worrying data from bond yields and US jobless figures, John Stepek looks at the global economy’s most important charts to gauge the threat of a recession.
Forecasts for many of the world’s major economies is distinctly gloomy. But investors shouldn’t be too downhearted – the outlook for stockmarkets could be much brighter. John Stepek explains why.
Dominic Frisby outlines a beautifully simple, long-term trend-following strategy that works across most markets.
The US wants to completely overhaul its trade relationship with China. That will have a significant effect on China’s economy. But it’s got plenty of other problems to worry about, too, says John Stepek.