Many developed-world sovereign bonds now carry negative yields – investors are paying for the privilege of lending governments money. John Stepek explains what’s going on.
It's easy to become confused about bonds – the term covers a wide range of financial products. Here, Ed Bowsher explains the main types of bond.
In this video, Ed takes a look at UK government bonds – how they work, why they are important, and whether you should invest in them.
The yield curve for US Treasury bonds –the gap between long-term and short-term interest rates – is narrowing. John Stepek explains why that matters, and what it means for the markets.
Donald Trump’s tax cuts is a big loosening of fiscal policy. But it’s the wrong time for that approach, says John Stepek. It could spark a bear market in bonds.
China’s bond market is far more important than the Chinese Stockmarket. And it may be time to start worrying.
Junk-bond yields are falling to record lows, reflecting rising prices, as investors indulge in a desperate search for yield.
Investors are pulling money out of junk bond funds and US companies are scrapping new issues. John Stepek looks at what’s rattled the market.
Oliver Butt sets out three bonds that offer both a high return for big spenders.
A custodian of some $111bn, Jeffrey Gundlach has been waging a one-man campaign against The Wall Street Journal.
John Stepek casts an eye back to the slow, painful bond market crash of 1967-71 to see what investors can learn about the current bond bubble.
Austria’s century-long bond has proved extremely popular. But as John Stepek explains, that’s not necessarily a good thing.
In the past year we’ve seen a steady rise in quality mini-bonds, says David C Stevenson, as reputable alternative asset managers move in with asset-backed propositions.