Government bonds

Chart of the week: a tale of two century bonds

Investors keep buying Argentinian debt even though they really should know better. The price of Argentina’s century bond has slumped by 45% as concern over the latest debt crisis has [...]

The charts that matter: “risk on” rules

The “risk-off” move we saw over the past month or so has reversed. John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter the most to the global economy.

Mario Draghi pulls out his big bazooka

Mario Draghi pulled out the biggest bazooka he could find in his second-last monetary policy meeting as boss of the European Central Bank. John Stepek explains what it means.

Chart of the week: a tale of two century bonds

Investors keep buying Argentinian debt even though they really should know better. The price of Argentina’s century bond has slumped by 45% as concern over the latest debt crisis has grown. At the same time, Austria’s 100-year bond has surged this year.

What to buy in a world of negative interest rates

The world’s most bizarre financial experiment ever – negative interest rates – continues. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at how investors should respond.

The charts that matter: markets hold their breath

The yield curve suggested a recession was on the way when it inverted – but that could be up to two years away. John Stepek looks at the charts that matter most to investors to see which way the markets are turning.

Easy money will keep inflating bond bubble

A usually sedate part of the investment world is clearly in a bubble.

Doomsday clock approaches midnight

The inverted yield curve on US Treasuries spells trouble for investors. Alex Rankine reports.

The charts that matter: the rush to safety

The now infamous yield curve inverted this week, and that’s sent investors running for cover. John Stepek looks at the charts that most most to investors to see how the markets have reacted.

Time to review your portfolio

It’s always a good idea to see where your portfolio stands at times of market extremes, says John Stepek.

Navigating the weird world of negative interest rates

Investors are paying good money to be allowed to lend money to governments across the world. What on earth is going on, and what does it mean for your money? John Stepek reports.

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How gilts work and why they matter

Ed Bowsher takes a look at UK government bonds – how they work, why they are important, and whether you should invest in them.