That Saudi Arabian oil giant Saudi Aramco was able to borrow so cheaply on the markets is odd, says John Stepek.
Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s September’s take on the major asset classes.
Investors put a lot of faith in central bankers being able to control the markets. John Stepek explains why that’s a big mistake.
Professional investor James Foster picks three high-yielding corporate bonds to buy now
The commodities crunch is sparking problems in another market – junk bonds, as this chart shows.
There have been ugly scenes in the junk bond market. It could turn into a full-blown panic – and that would be very bad news for stocks, says John Stepek.
Activist investor Carl Icahn has accused BlackRock of offering high-yield bond ETFs to investors who don’t understand the risks.
Surprisingly, the El Niño weather phenomenon is often good for global growth, says John Stepek. And that means trouble for bonds.
It’s time for the government to let capitalism work as it should, and make us all better off, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Since the financial crisis, banks have offloaded their bonds to funds. If bonds slip up, and the funds can’t sell, this will be dangerous for ordinary investors. Simon Wilson reports.
Brewer Innis & Gunn and rugby club Wasps are looking to raise money directly from investors. Should you take up their offers? Cris Sholto Heaton investigates.