The Editor 

A glister of hope

John Hughman

A glister of hope

It feels like winter has truly begun to set in this week and, like migratory birds, asset prices have continued their southward journey. Major equity indices have slumped, oil has nosedived, house price falls have started to ripple out of London, and the bitcoin bubble appears to have definitively burst, losing nigh on three-quarters of its value since peaking last December and quashing once and for all any talk that the cryptocurrency possessed safe-haven qualities equivalent to gold, the subject of this week’s cover feature.

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