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Latest Money Morning articles


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.

The charts that matter: some respite from the rising dollar

The US dollar finally hit something of a wall this week. John Stepek looks at what that’s done to the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Unreliable central bankers are leaving investors bamboozled

Central bankers have huge influence on the markets. But their lack of conviction is leaving investors unsure about what to expect, says John Stepek.

The weakest link in the UK housing market right now

With house prices down 3.1% in April, the UK housing market is looking weaker than it has for a long time. John Stepek explains why, and asks what’s next.

Why investors should be grateful for short-sellers

Short-sellers are often vilified. But this is unfair, says Dominic Frisby – they provide an essential market service, shining a light on the often murky details of company finances.

Why the oil price is likely to remain high and rising

The oil price is at its highest in three years. And there’s plenty of evidence that it will remain high. John Stepek explains why, and what it means for you.

The charts that matter: the cracks start to show as the dollar squeeze continues

As the US dollar continues its rise, gold has been struggling. John Stepek looks over the charts that matter most to the global economy to find out what’s changed over the last week.

Argentina’s woes show that faith alone will no longer prop up markets

Argentina’s currency is collapsing, just a year after its government borrowed billions on the debt markets. John Stepek looks at what we can learn from Argentina’s fall from grace.

Has the Fed really turned hawkish? Or is it just an act?

Investors have got used to the constant support of the Federal Reserve. New boss Jerome Powell may change that – but how much of a tough guy is he really?

Sterling has taken a pounding – but I’m looking to buy back in

Despite a great start to the year, sterling has seen some dramatic falls recently. But, says Dominic Frisby, we may be getting close to a buying opportunity. Here’s why.

M&A deals are being done faster than ever – that’s not a good sign

Merger deal activity is growing at a faster pace than before the financial crisis. That’s a sure sign of “irrational exuberance” in the markets, says John Stepek.

What the merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda means for you

Sainsbury’s and Asda have decided to merge. John Stepek looks what it means for the troubled UK supermarket sector and asks: is it a good deal?

The charts that matter: yields rise, but so does the US dollar

Bond yields are rising; the dollar is getting stronger; gold is getting weaker. John Stepek looks for clues to the future in the global economy’s most important charts.

Why you should keep an eye on the strengthening dollar

With most of the world’s financial transactions priced in US dollars, a strengthening dollar is not necessarily a good thing. But that’s exactly what we’ve got now, says John Stepek.

What the US housing market reveals about future inflation

Where the US economy leads, the world often follows. And right now, the US housing market is booming again. Here’s what that means for inflation and for you.

Bubble or no, cryptocurrencies aren’t going away any time soon

Cryptocurrencies are back on the rise and they’re here to stay. So it’s vital you familiarise yourself with them. Dominic Frisby explains why, and how to do it.

We could be heading for a golden age – or a return to the 1970s

As the bond bull market recedes, government bond yields are heading upwards. John Stepek explains what that means for the global economy, and where things could go from here.

Has Big Tobacco finally run out of puff?

After a fantastic run spanning decades, tobacco stocks look like they’re starting to fall. John Stepek looks at Big Tobacco’s decline and asks: is it still worth investing in?

The charts that matter: inflation fears come creeping back

As inflation rears its ugly head again, John Stepek looks at what the charts can tell us about the way the global economy could be heading.

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