In a further sign of the mania gripping the bond market, Germany issued €3.15bn of zero-interest ten-year bonds last week.
Everyone knows markets move in cycles. But nobody knows exactly when the cycle will turn. John Stepek looks at where we might be now, and what that means for you.
Ten years on from Lehman Brothers, where does the biggest risk lie? On corporate balance sheets.
The resurgence of “covenant lite” or “cov-lite” loans could spell trouble, says Marina Gerner.
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.
Investors are flocking to “leveraged loans”. John Stepek explains what they are and why they could send markets into a downward spiral.
Some people argue that ETFs undermine the structure of the stockmarket. That’s not really true, says John Stepek. But they could spark trouble in another area of the markets.
The next financial crisis could start in corporate bonds, as credit quality has deteriorated over the past few years and decades.
As the bond bull market recedes, government bond yields are heading upwards. John Stepek explains what that means for the global economy, and where things could go from here.
Investors looking for a higher yield from property should consider this bond from LendInvest, says David Stevenson.
The peak of virtually every market bubble has been heralded by some ludicrous, overblown, corporate mega-deal. John Stepek looks at what to watch out for this time.