No matter how ramshackle or indebted the country, buying its bonds is rarely a bad idea, says Matthew Lynn.
A savings account isn’t always practical. Here’s what to do with the cash in your portfolio.
As the stockmarket rally peters out, John Stepek looks to the global economy’s most important charts to see where we might go from here.
A convertible bond is a fixed-rate instrument that can convert into shares at a specific share price, which is preset by the issuing company at a premium over the current share price.
The US defaulting on its debt is almost unthinkable. But with Trump in charge, it’s a tiny bit more thinkable than it was. And that would have disastrous consequences for the dollar.
Forget the year’s political shenanigans. They’ve been largely irrelevant to the markets. The one thing driving the markets this year was Jerome Powell’s appointment as chair of the Fed. Here’s why.
The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, did what it always said it was going to do and raised interest rates. Markets promptly threw a fit. John Stepek explains why.
Brexit is hogging all the headlines, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But for investors, there’s something more interesting going on in the bond market.
US companies are employing more people than ever, and wages are rising. That’s good for American workers, but not so good for the stockmarkets. John Stepek explains why.
John Stepek looks to the global economy’s most important charts to if they can shed any light on the direction of the world’s markets.
John Stepek looks at whether the charts that matter most to the global economy point to the market fall being just a blip, or if this is something more serious.