As the world’s reserve currency, the US dollar underpins the global economy – its rise and fall determines how markets move. John Stepek looks at why it matters so much.
MoneyWeek’s regular contributors each pick one of their favourite investment ideas from around the world for 2018 and beyond.
The Dow Jones reaching 25,000 has got newspapers all in a flap. That, as John Stepek explains, is just plain nonsense.
With signs of excess and irrational behaviour creeping in, the equity bull market is living on borrowed time. But before it crashes, it could surge another 30%, says John Stepek.
Donald Trump’s cut in the US corporate tax rate is good news for companies, but what about investors? John Stepek explains what it means for you.
Some claim that the downfall of Clarence Charles Hatry was the trigger for the Great Depression. John Stepek looks at what actually happened in the Hatry Crisis of 1929.
After eight weeks of gains on the trot, US stocks dipped last week.
The US administration has finally fleshed out its tax-reform proposals. But neither that nor the announcement of a new Fed chair made much difference to the markets.
Almost exactly a decade ago, the FTSE closed near its peak for the year. Then things deteriorated – rapidly. John Stepek looks at what lessons investors can draw from the crisis that ensued.
Neither investors nor economists are worried about the US. But there’s plenty of evidence to suggest a recession could be just around the corner, says Dominic Frisby.
The CBOE Volatility index, or “fear gauge”, which tracks the extent to which investors try to hedge against market turbulence, hit a 24-year low last week as US stocks hit new all-time highs.