Currencies

The charts that matter: the dollar extends its fall
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the dollar extends its fall

The US dollar took quite the tumble this week. Here’s how the charts that matter most to the global economy reacted.
17 Apr 2021
The US dollar will soon start to slide
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Currencies

The US dollar will soon start to slide

The US dollar enjoyed its best quarter since 2018 in the first three months of this year, driven by higher US Treasury bond yields. But the period of …
16 Apr 2021
Bitcoin mania: private currencies are nothing new
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Bitcoin

Bitcoin mania: private currencies are nothing new

The idea is gaining ground that bitcoin and the plethora of other new currencies are here to stay. But the existence of private currencies operating p…
15 Apr 2021
The charts that matter: gold up; dollar down
Global Economy

The charts that matter: gold up; dollar down

Gold rallied a little this week, while the US dollar drifted. Here’s how the charts that matter most to the global economy reacted.
10 Apr 2021
The charts that matter: the US dollar flexes its muscles
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the US dollar flexes its muscles

The US dollar continued to strengthen this week. Here’s how the charts that reflect what matters most to the global economy reacted.
3 Apr 2021
Turkey heads for its next crisis after the lira plunges by 15%
Emerging markets

Turkey heads for its next crisis after the lira plunges by 15%

Turkey sacked its central bank governor after just four months in the job, sending the lira down by 15% against the dollar and stocks down by 9%.  
26 Mar 2021
The Turkish lira crashed this morning. What’s going on?
Currencies

The Turkish lira crashed this morning. What’s going on?

The Turkish lira crashed after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sacked the country’s central bank governor. Saloni Sardana looks at what’s behind it all…
22 Mar 2021
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The charts that matter: the Fed puts the cat right in among investors’ pigeons
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the Fed puts the cat right in among investors’ pigeons

With the US Federal Reserve signalling its relaxed attitude to inflation, markets went a little haywire towards the end of this week. Here’s what happ…
20 Mar 2021
The pound is looking promising – against one major currency in particular
Currencies

The pound is looking promising – against one major currency in particular

The pound is having a good year against the dollar and the euro. But it is against the Japanese yen where things look most promising. And this trend c…
17 Mar 2021
The charts that matter: tech stocks bounce as Biden throws cash around
Global Economy

The charts that matter: tech stocks bounce as Biden throws cash around

In a week when US politicians approved $1.9trn in stimulus spending and tech stocks paused their selloff, we look at what’s happened to the charts tha…
13 Mar 2021
The charts that matter: tech-stock sell off gathers pace
Global Economy

The charts that matter: tech-stock sell off gathers pace

US stocks, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq index in particular, took a big tumble this week. We look at how that’s affected the charts that matter most to t…
6 Mar 2021
The charts that matter: rising bond yields send markets into a tizz
Global Economy

The charts that matter: rising bond yields send markets into a tizz

Markets suffered a chaotic week as bond yields continued to climb. We look at how the week’s events have affected the charts that matter most to the g…
27 Feb 2021
The charts that matter: bond investors feel the pain
Global Economy

The charts that matter: bond investors feel the pain

In a week when Germany had to start paying to borrow money again, we take a look at how the charts that matter most to the global economy have fared.
20 Feb 2021
Decimalisation: Britain’s “new pence” turn 50 years old
UK Economy

Decimalisation: Britain’s “new pence” turn 50 years old

In 1971 the UK adopted a decimal currency. The shift was widely thought to be a step towards joining the Common Market, but there was more to it than …
15 Feb 2021
The charts that matter: Tesla buys bitcoin and commodities surge
Global Economy

The charts that matter: Tesla buys bitcoin and commodities surge

In a week when Elon Musk piled into bitcoin in a big way and commodities continued their rise, John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that m…
13 Feb 2021
Sterling’s strong start to 2021
Currencies

Sterling’s strong start to 2021

The pound has enjoyed a strong start to the year, but that isn’t great news for investors.
12 Feb 2021
The US dollar’s rally will fade away
Currencies

The US dollar’s rally will fade away

The US dollar, having been widely tipped to fall this year, is up by about 1.2% so far against a basket of six major trading partners’ currencies. But…
12 Feb 2021
Tesla just bought a load of bitcoin – get ready for executive FOMO
Bitcoin

Tesla just bought a load of bitcoin – get ready for executive FOMO

Electric-car maker Tesla just bought $1.5bn worth of bitcoin, sending the cryptocurrency to new highs. And as it goes mainstream, more and more corpor…
9 Feb 2021
The charts that matter: GameStop, silver, vaccines, and swapping gold for bitcoin
Economy

The charts that matter: GameStop, silver, vaccines, and swapping gold for bitcoin

After a week with plenty to talk about, John Stepek looks at how the events of the last seven days have affected the charts that matter most to the gl…
6 Feb 2021
The charts that matter: short-selling, silver and the return of bitcoin
Economy

The charts that matter: short-selling, silver and the return of bitcoin

As the online mob gets organised to move markets, John Stepek looks at how the charts that matter most to the global economy have fared this week.
30 Jan 2021
Bitcoin does consume a lot of energy – but here’s why it’s worth it
Bitcoin

Bitcoin does consume a lot of energy – but here’s why it’s worth it

Some people question bitcoin’s legitimacy because it uses huge amounts of electricity to maintain its network. But that’s not a failing, says Dominic …
27 Jan 2021
The charts that matter: inflation, bubbles, and booze
Economy

The charts that matter: inflation, bubbles, and booze

As US stocks head higher into bubble territory, John Stepek looks at the charts that matter most to the global economy.
23 Jan 2021