That bonds are so overvalued spells trouble for investors, says John Stepek. But thanks to the passive investing hype, that trouble could be about to turn into a disaster.
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.
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.
After a 35-year bull market, signs of a major turnaround are mounting in the bond market.
Central bankers are hoping that a little inflation could heal some of the damage caused by the Great Recession. But that won’t make bond investors happy, says John Stepek.
Italy’s sale of its first 50-year bond attracted €18.5bn of orders, far more than the government had expected.
Interest-rate rises may be closer than we think, and the 35-year bond bull market could soon be over, says one analyst.
Events in the bond markets this week are a reminder of how overstretched bond prices are and how investors are unlikely to make money from them.
The great bond bull market may have finally hit a turning point. And there are just two ways for it to end, says John Stepek: badly, or very badly.
Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes.
When the US Treasury considered zero-coupon perpetual bonds years ago, it was greeted as a joke. Not now, says Edward Chancellor.
Forget about central banks not having a plan, says Cris Sholto Heaton. Investors will come to realise they haven’t got a clue.