Some investors are worried that Italy’s huge debt combined with its populist government could spark another crisis in the eurozone. But it won’t come to that, says John Stepek. Here’s why.
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Investors have been worried about a global recession since the start of the year. But the latest indicators suggest things might not be so bad. John Stepek looks at what’s changed.
Investors are beginning to notice that active fund managers don’t provide value for money. So, asks John Stepek, do they have a future?
When it comes to investing in funds, don’t chase the top performers – look for the cheapest ones.
As US unemployment falls again, John Stepek looks at what it means for the markets and the global economy, plus a rundown of the rest of the charts that matter the most.
UK house prices have been falling in “real” terms – after inflation – for while. But now the pace of decline is picking up. John Stepek looks at where the property market is likely to go next.
Turkey is one of the cheapest markets in the world right now. That’s usually a sign that you should buy. But is it really worth it? John Stepek weighs up the pros and cons.
With productivity falling around the world, many fear the global economy is stagnating. That’s possible, says John Stepek. But it could also be that low interest rates are creating a new breed of zombie corporation that’s sapping our ingenuity.
Government bond yields are turning negative. John Stepek looks at why people would pay to borrow from governments, and what it means for the markets and for your money.
Markets took fright on Friday after the US Treasury bond “yield curve” inverted. John Stepek explains what that means, and why markets fear we could be heading for a recession.