If the yield curve reverses and investors are willing to accept lower rates on long-term debt than short-term, it bodes ill for the economy, says John Stepek.
The world’s continuing quantitative easing programmes have contributed to the lack of volatility in the US Treasury bond market, which is at a three-year low.
Serial defaulter Argentina has issued a 100-year bond. Investors beware, says John Stepek. It’s the sort of thing you can only get away with at the top of the market.
Investors have piled into Argentina’s latest dodgy debt issuance. But who would buy this stuff, asks John Stepek.
With inflation creeping up, investors should be on their guard, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Gilt yields have been steady for a while now, says Alice Gråhns. But that can’t last much longer.
That bonds are so overvalued spells trouble for investors, says John Stepek. But thanks to the passive investing hype, that trouble could be about to turn into a disaster.
There are clouds gathering over the bond market, says John Stepek. For such a “risk-free” investment, there could be a painful landing.
It’s staggering how many people in Britain own premium bonds, says Ruth Jackson. But are there better bets elsewhere?
Professional investor Alexis Gray believes that bonds can still offer a great deal of value in a portfolio, even with interest rates so low.
The worry that François Fillon, the centre-right candidate, has fatally damaged his bid for the presidency has sent French bond prices down to an 18-month low.