Energy companies may be in much better shape that they were, but their revival in the junk-bond market is merely inflating a massive bubble further.
Articles written by Andrew Van Sickle
Reinvested dividends are crucial to long-term returns, so sterling’s plunge is good news.
With tepid economic growth and a strong dollar, US stocks may struggle. But they are unlikely to slide.
A power struggle between the shambolic, corrupt regime of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and the country’s finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, means a volatile few months for the rand.
After a 35-year bull market, signs of a major turnaround are mounting in the bond market.
The death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand could deepen the country’s political divide and knock a post-coup recovery off course.
Italy’s sale of its first 50-year bond attracted €18.5bn of orders, far more than the government had expected.
Zinc, this year’s best-performing industrial metal, has jumped by 50% because the market is so tight. And there’s more to come.
Interest-rate rises may be closer than we think, and the 35-year bond bull market could soon be over, says one analyst.
The latest round of global trade talks, known as the Doha round, collapsed last year – the first failure of a multilateral trade negotiation since the 1930s.