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.
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.
Investors looking for a higher yield from property should consider this bond from LendInvest, says David Stevenson.
You can profit as the bond bull turns, says John Stepek. But be careful you don’t get trampled.
The peak of virtually every market bubble has been heralded by some ludicrous, overblown, corporate mega-deal. John Stepek looks at what to watch out for this time.
Mini-bonds are going out of fashion, says David C Stevenson. But they do still have some redeeming features.
Bill Gross of Janus Henderson reckons we’ve seen the turning point in bonds as the 35-year bear market “is starting to come out of hibernation”.
Virtually every stockmarket in the world saw prices fall on Friday. John Stepek looks at what’s got them spooked, and asks: is this the start of something much bigger?
Two once-bedraggled oil exploration and production firms have issued bonds that promise investors a chunky yield. But they’re definitely not for the nervous, says David C Stevenson.
The yield on a widely watched index of European junk bonds has hit record lows (reflecting soaring prices), slipping below the dividend yield on the MSCI Europe equity index.
With bond yields finally starting to rise, 2018 could be the “year of the bond fund” – but not in a good way. John Stepek explains why.
The bond bull market of the last 30-odd years is over. The question now, says John Stepek, is how high can bond yields go before the stockmarket gets jittery?