John Stepek looks how moves the bitcoin price, Facebook’s share price and in the Japanese government bond market this week affect the charts that matter to the global economy.
Articles written by John Stepek
China is moving away from reducing debt to focus on external problems. That could mean loosening monetary policy – and a rebound in market sentiment.
If the yield curve reverses and investors are willing to accept lower rates on long-term debt than short-term, it bodes ill for the economy, says John Stepek.
Facebook’s share price fell 20% after a disappointing set of results. John Stepek explains what that says about investors’ attitudes to tech stocks – and the wider market.
As governments around the world debase their currencies, you need an asset that can ride out the hard times. And nothing fits the bill like gold, says John Stepek.
The “inverted yield curve” is an unusually reliable indicator of impending recession. Ben Bernanke, former Fed chairman, thinks it’s nothing to worry about. He’s wrong, says John Stepek. Here’s why.
John Stepek examines what effect investor concerns over global growth have had on the world’s most important charts.
Luxury flats have been going up all over London for years. And despite the market slowdown, construction is at an all-time high. But the party’s about to end.
Why aren’t markets as efficient as theory tells us they should be? Tennis odds give us a clue, says John Stepek.
Global fund managers are getting nervous, and are holding on to their cash. But that might actually be good for the markets, says John Stepek. Here’s why.