That Saudi Arabian oil giant Saudi Aramco was able to borrow so cheaply on the markets is odd, says John Stepek.
When interest rates finally start to rise, defaults are likely to pick up, with serious consequences for many investors in junk bonds.
In their desperate efforts to find yields, investors have been gripped by bond mania. The big question, asks John Stepek, is when does it all end?
Tighter rules governing banks’ bond holdings and debt-market activities could cause the next credit crunch.
If you’re investing in bonds – either directly or through bond funds – it makes sense to consider holding them in an Isa. Here are five of the best Isas for bonds.
The financial crisis in 2008 was a disaster caused by too much debt. But companies are borrowing more money now than they ever did back then. John Stepek looks at where it will all end.
Bonds are expensive. But as professional investor Kevin Corrigan explains, you can find value by stepping away form the herd.
Yields on Russian corporate bonds soared this year as billions of dollars’ worth of capital left the country in the wake of sanctions by the EU and US.
Credit markets are currently priced for perfection. But when the cycle turns, the fallout is likely to be severe.
The price of oil is collapsing. And if it continues to fall, it could trigger a wave of defaults in the US. John Stepek explains why.
Investors should take a diversified, global approach to buying bonds, says fund manager Charles Zerah. Here, he tips two to add to your portfolio.