There are clouds gathering over the bond market, says John Stepek. For such a “risk-free” investment, there could be a painful landing.
It's easy to become confused about bonds – the term covers a wide range of financial products. Here, Ed Bowsher explains the main types of bond.
In this video, Ed takes a look at UK government bonds – how they work, why they are important, and whether you should invest in them.
After the political upheavals of 2016, a period of profound social and economic change is upon us. John Stepek looks at the big trends investors must be ready for next year.
Italy used to be able to gain breathing space by letting its currency depreciate. Now that it’s part of the single currency, it can’t.
Charlie Morris tells Merryn Somerset Webb what has and hasn’t changed for investors as a result of Donald Trump’s victory, and what to do about it.
Bond markets have borne the brunt of the Trump victory amid a jump in inflation expectations and high valuations. The worst falls have been in long-dated government bonds.
Donald Trump’s presidency could spell the end of the global bond bull market. But there’s one asset it could be very good for, says John Stepek: Japanese stocks.
Donald Trump’s victory in the US election marks the end of an era, says John Stepek. Here’s what it means for the markets, and for you.
Could this finally be the end of the bond bull market, after a 35-year run? If it is, get ready for a big shift in the investment landscape.
With inflation on the horizon, holders of long-term bonds could be badly stung by “duration risk”. John Stepek explains what that is, and why it might be time to sell.
Saudi Arabia’s record-breaking bond sale was the biggest-ever issue of emerging-market debt. We could just have seen the top of the bond market, says John Stepek.
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.