Many people think there’s no bubble in the bond market because investors aren’t excited enough. But boring markets can crash just as heavily as exciting ones, says John Stepek.
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.
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.
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.