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.
US politicians’ wrangling about debt could lead to another government shutdown. But that’s just political showbiz, says John Stepek. The US Treasury has much more serious problems to worry about.
Investors have been talking about the end of the bond bull market for years. But it hasn’t materialised – until now.
Inflation is likely to be the big issue of the year. Here, John Stepek looks at how the global economy is faring with the charts that matter.
Bond yields have been falling for 35 years. Now, they could be about to turn. John Stepek explains what that means for the global economy, and for your money.
The US central bank has been cutting back on quantitative easing. But the ECB and Bank of Japan are still flooding the market with money. That could soon change.
At the height of Portugal’s debt crisis in 2011, it cost Lisbon considerably more to borrow over ten years than Rome. Not anymore.
Many investors’ fear a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. But the biggest threat to your portfolio is the return of inflation. John Stepek explains the damage it would do.
Janet Yellen ended her reign at the Fed with an interest-rate rise that set no pulses racing, but disappointed nobody either.
After months of bluster, the administration finally appears on the verge of passing a significant piece of legislation that could affect the bond market.
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.