If you want to lend money to the German government, you won’t be getting any interest. In fact, you may have to pay. John Stepek explains what’s going on in the upside-down bond market.
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Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell has finally realised what his job really is: keeping the markets sweet. That’s great news for investors, says John Stepek. At least until the inevitable crash.
Deutsche Bank is shedding 18,000 staff. John Stepek examines what’s behind the layoffs – and asks if we are looking at another Lehman Brothers.
Worried that your manager might “do a Woodford”? Here’s what to look out for when investing in active funds.
Investors are shunning active funds in favour of passive funds that track an underlying market index. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the change and asks if anything can save the active fund management industry.
The yield curve is putting pressure on the Federal reserve to cut interest rates. But the economic data doesn’t support that. John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter most to the global economy are saying this week.
With UK house prices still falling in real terms, property is getting more affordable. John Stepek examines the reasons behind the slow decline, and what the future might hold.
With central bankers turning ultra-dovish, it looks like the currency wars are back on the agenda. John Stepek explains why, and what it means for your money.
John Stepek examines Neil Woodford’s progress in fixing his Equity Income Fund, and asks if it’s worth buying the Patient Capital Trust instead – while running his eye over an alternative trust for your portfolio.
Markets rallied after Donald Trump and Xi Jinping patched up their differences at the G20 summit. But trade talks are just a sideshow. What really matters is what happens to the US dollar.