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.
No matter how ramshackle or indebted the country, buying its bonds is rarely a bad idea, says Matthew Lynn.
The four-week moving average of weekly US jobless claims fell to 207,000, the lowest level in nearly 50 years. John Stepek looks at the chart as well as all of the others that matter most to investors.
An inverted yield curve usually means a recession lies ahead. Is this time different? And does it matter? John Stepek explains.
With the “yield curve” bouncing back nicely, does that mean the risk of a recession is receding? To find out, John Stepek looks to the charts that matter most to the global economy.
Markets have been spooked by the inversion of the US bond yield curve, which often – but not always – heralds a recession.
Government bond yields are turning negative. John Stepek looks at why people would pay to borrow from governments, and what it means for the markets and for your money.
Markets took fright on Friday after the US Treasury bond “yield curve” inverted. John Stepek explains what that means, and why markets fear we could be heading for a recession.
The cost of borrowing for governments around the world is creeping higher. John Stepek explains why that’s so important for investors.
As the US Federal Reserve backs off, John Stepek looks at how quantitative tightening is affecting the global economy’s most important charts.
A savings account isn’t always practical. Here’s what to do with the cash in your portfolio.