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Dominic Frisby

Dominic Frisby (“mercurially witty” – the Spectator) is the world’s only financial writer and comedian. He is MoneyWeek’s main commentator on gold, commodities, currencies and cryptocurrencies. He is the author of the books Bitcoin: the Future of Money? and Life After The State. He also co-wrote the documentary Four Horsemen, and presents the chat show, Stuff That Interests Me.

His show 2016 Let’s Talk About Tax was a huge hit at the Edinburgh Festival and Penguin Random House have since commissioned him to write a book on the subject – Daylight Robbery – the past, present and future of tax will be published later this year. His 2018 Edinburgh Festival show, Dominic Frisby's Financial Gameshow, won rave reviews. Dominic was educated at St Paul's School, Manchester University and the Webber-Douglas Academy Of Dramatic Art.

You can follow him on Twitter @dominicfrisby

 

The tech-stock bubble has burst – but I still want a Peloton
Stockmarkets

The tech-stock bubble has burst – but I still want a Peloton

Peloton was one of the big winners from the Covid tech boom. But it's fallen over 90% as the tech stock bubble bursts and and everything else falls in…
19 May 2022
Cryptocurrencies are crashing – so how low will bitcoin go?
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrencies are crashing – so how low will bitcoin go?

The entire cryptocurrency sector is crashing, with bitcoin now well below $30,000. This is big, says Dominic Frisby. So just how low could bitcoin go?
12 May 2022
If the US dollar keeps rising from here, it’s going to hurt
Currencies

If the US dollar keeps rising from here, it’s going to hurt

The US dollar is on a bull run, sending every other asset into freefall. And it's at a particularly critical point right now, says Dominic Frisby. Her…
4 May 2022
Avoid China’s stockmarket – here’s what to invest in instead
China stockmarkets

Avoid China’s stockmarket – here’s what to invest in instead

China’s stockmarket is not a good place for investors to be. But you can't just ignore the world's second-largest economy, says Dominic Frisby. Here, …
2 May 2022
Will house prices crash in 2026? This surprisingly reliable cycle theory suggests so
House prices

Will house prices crash in 2026? This surprisingly reliable cycle theory suggests so

An 18-year cycle in the UK property market says house prices will crash in 2026. Dominic Frisby explains how it works.
20 Apr 2022
How many ounces of gold does it take to buy an average house in the UK?
House prices

How many ounces of gold does it take to buy an average house in the UK?

House prices have soared in recent years. But what, asks Dominic Frisby, if you look at them using a more durable form of money – gold?
12 Apr 2022
Are gold miners finally set to outperform plain old gold?
Gold

Are gold miners finally set to outperform plain old gold?

Gold miners are meant to outperform gold. Yet since 2003, that hasn’t been the case. What’s changed – and will they ever make a comeback? Dominic Fris…
6 Apr 2022
Copper is set for a long bull market – here’s how to invest in it
Industrial metals

Copper is set for a long bull market – here’s how to invest in it

Commodity prices have started to cool – with the exception of one industrial metal that is in short supply but is an essential ingredient in almost ev…
30 Mar 2022
Has the pound already hit its highest point for this cycle?
Currencies

Has the pound already hit its highest point for this cycle?

The pound moves in an eight-year cycle, says Dominic Frisby. And in its latest cycle, it may have nowhere to go but down.
24 Mar 2022
Commodities boomed – now they’ve busted. What comes next for commodity prices??
Commodities

Commodities boomed – now they’ve busted. What comes next for commodity prices??

Commodities from gold to oil have fallen dramatically after weeks of strong gains. Dominic Frisby looks at what might be next for commodity prices.
16 Mar 2022
How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has upturned the commodities market
Commodities

How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has upturned the commodities market

Dominic Frisby looks at the commodities Russia produces, how markets have been affected but its invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions, and what…
9 Mar 2022
The gold price is close to new record highs. What happens next?
Gold

The gold price is close to new record highs. What happens next?

The price of gold has come within a whisker of its record high. Dominic Frisby looks at where it might go from here.
9 Mar 2022
China almost certainly owns more gold than the US – here’s why that matters
Gold

China almost certainly owns more gold than the US – here’s why that matters

China almost certainly owns a lot more gold than anyone else – including the USA. But how much? And why does it need so much gold? Dominic Frisby expl…
3 Mar 2022
Why all investors need to own gold – and bitcoin
Gold

Why all investors need to own gold – and bitcoin

Inflation, war, currency debasement – the world is changing fast and investors need to adapt. That means owning both gold and bitcoin, says Dominic Fr…
2 Mar 2022
The price of gold spiked yesterday, then collapsed – what happens next?
Gold

The price of gold spiked yesterday, then collapsed – what happens next?

As Russia invaded Ukraine, the price of gold shot up spectacularly. But it couldn't hold on to all of its gains. Dominic Frisby looks at where it migh…
25 Feb 2022
In these attention-seeking times, investors should learn from Sir John Templeton
Investment strategy

In these attention-seeking times, investors should learn from Sir John Templeton

Successful investors must be patient, finding a balance between doing nothing and sudden, decisive action. And there's no better role model than Sir J…
23 Feb 2022
Buy Russia – it’s cheap
Stockmarkets

Buy Russia – it’s cheap

If you want to make money investing, you need to buy stocks when they’re cheap. And right now, says Dominic Frisby, there’s nowhere cheaper than Russi…
17 Feb 2022
How to invest in copper, the most useful metal in the world
Commodities

How to invest in copper, the most useful metal in the world

Copper may have a useful role to play in the green transition. Dominic Frisby explains how investors can get exposure to copper.
9 Feb 2022
Five reasons to buy silver – and five reasons not to
Silver and other precious metals

Five reasons to buy silver – and five reasons not to

Silver is the most frustrating of metals for investors, with huge potential that it hardly ever realises. Here, Dominic Frisby outlines the case for b…
2 Feb 2022
How to invest in blockchain without buying cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin & crypto

How to invest in blockchain without buying cryptocurrencies

Many investors have been searching for a way to invest in bitcoin in their Sipp or Isa via a regular broker account. This fund fits the bill nicely, s…
27 Jan 2022
How to invest in energy and metals as tech stocks crash
Commodities

How to invest in energy and metals as tech stocks crash

It’s been a terrible week for stockmarkets. But not everything is crashing – “real” assets such as metals and energy are holding up well and should ha…
26 Jan 2022
What will happen to the price of gold in 2022?
Gold

What will happen to the price of gold in 2022?

Gold is traditionally the go-to asset during inflation. But with inflation at 30-year highs, it has gone nowhere. Dominic Frisby investigates why, and…
20 Jan 2022
Bitcoin’s new year is off to a bad start – what does the rest of 2022 hold?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin’s new year is off to a bad start – what does the rest of 2022 hold?

Bitcoin has had its worst-ever start to a year. But it remains the “future of money”, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he looks at what might come next for …
12 Jan 2022
Frisby’s Forecasts – what does 2022 have in store for investors?
Investment strategy

Frisby’s Forecasts – what does 2022 have in store for investors?

As 2022 dawns, Dominic Frisby dusts down his crystal ball and takes his annual shot at predicting some of the most important events for investors in t…
5 Jan 2022
Frisby’s Forecasts: how did my predictions for 2021 pan out?
Investment strategy

Frisby’s Forecasts: how did my predictions for 2021 pan out?

Dominic Frisby looks back at the predictions he made at the start of the year and finds that, all things considered, he hasn't done badly at all.
22 Dec 2021
In defence of fossil fuels
Energy

In defence of fossil fuels

Fossil fuels are the subject of a lot of hate these days. But without them and the cheap, reliable and abundant energy they have provided, we’d be los…
14 Dec 2021
How and where to buy bitcoin in the UK
Bitcoin & crypto

How and where to buy bitcoin in the UK

There are many ways of buying in to the bitcoin boom. Dominic Frisby looks at the most common, and explains exactly how to buy bitcoins in the UK.
9 Dec 2021
We’re at another turning point in the 100-year cycle of money – here’s what to do
Currencies

We’re at another turning point in the 100-year cycle of money – here’s what to do

Money has always moved in 100-year cycles. And we’re at another turning point now, says Dominic Frisby – money has gone from gold to government-backed…
8 Dec 2021
Is the bull market over, or is this a short-term pullback?
Stockmarkets

Is the bull market over, or is this a short-term pullback?

Stockmarkets have had a bit of a swoon recently as the Omicron variant spreads around the world. But is this just a market tantrum, asks Dominic Frisb…
2 Dec 2021
Now might be a good time to stock up on platinum – while nobody cares about it
Silver and other precious metals

Now might be a good time to stock up on platinum – while nobody cares about it

Platinum has disappointed investors more than any other commodity in the last five years. But its day will come, says Dominic Frisby. Stock up now whi…
25 Nov 2021
The most important price in the world is rising – investors beware
Currencies

The most important price in the world is rising – investors beware

The US dollar is rising fast – and that’s caused a fundamental shift in the investment landscape, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he explains what that mea…
17 Nov 2021
Bitcoin hits a new record – and we all know what usually comes after fresh highs
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin hits a new record – and we all know what usually comes after fresh highs

Bitcoin has hit a new record price. And the most likely thing to follow new highs are more new highs, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he explains why bitco…
10 Nov 2021
Meme coins can be a laugh or even make you money – but they’re also scam central
Bitcoin & crypto

Meme coins can be a laugh or even make you money – but they’re also scam central

Cryptocurrencies such as Shiba Inu and Doge are jokes that have created billionaires. But there's a more sinister side to so-called "meme coins", says…
2 Nov 2021
What's in store for sterling?
Currencies

What's in store for sterling?

Sterling has displayed a repeated cycle with the US dollar. Dominic Frisby looks at what that is and how investors can play that trend.
29 Oct 2021
If you want to get exposure to bitcoin, I have this great idea for you
Bitcoin & crypto

If you want to get exposure to bitcoin, I have this great idea for you

As bitcoin climbs to new highs, you can now buy a bitcoin ETF. But if you really want to get some exposure to bitcoin, there’s a much better way, says…
20 Oct 2021
Will silver finally realise its potential? I’ve no idea – but I’ve just bought a load
Silver and other precious metals

Will silver finally realise its potential? I’ve no idea – but I’ve just bought a load

For investors, silver is incredibly frustrating. It has more potential than almost any other metal, but that potential is never realised. So why has D…
13 Oct 2021