Serial defaulter Argentina has issued a 100-year bond. Investors beware, says John Stepek. It’s the sort of thing you can only get away with at the top of the market.
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.
It’s staggering how many people in Britain own premium bonds, says Ruth Jackson. But are there better bets elsewhere?
Professional investor Alexis Gray believes that bonds can still offer a great deal of value in a portfolio, even with interest rates so low.
Inflation in the US is at a five-year high and much higher than interest rates are at the moment. John Stepek explains what that means for your investments.
The worry that François Fillon, the centre-right candidate, has fatally damaged his bid for the presidency has sent French bond prices down to an 18-month low.
Both inflation and growth are picking up – and that’s a “jungle” for investors. Charlie Morris explains what you should buy now.
If you’re an expat expecting to return to the UK, you might be offered portfolio bonds. But as David Prosser explains, they’re rarely a good idea.
US stocks are expensive, but they’re not in bubble territory yet. Unfortunately, one far more important asset class is, says John Stepek. And when it collapses, it could pull everything down with it.
2016 saw one of the most momentous investment events in a generation: the end of the bond bull market. John Stepek explains how to profit.
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.