Investing in bonds

A beginner's guide to bonds

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.

How gilts work and why they matter

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.

How corporate bonds work

In his third video on bonds, Ed looks at how corporate bonds work, how risky they are, and whether or not they're a good investment for most people.


The charts that matter: markets hold their breath

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.

Chart of the week: America’s corporate debt binge

US households have spent much of the past decade deleveraging. Companies haven’t as this chart shows.

Easy money will keep inflating bond bubble

A usually sedate part of the investment world is clearly in a bubble.

Doomsday clock approaches midnight

The inverted yield curve on US Treasuries spells trouble for investors. Alex Rankine reports.

The charts that matter: the rush to safety

The now infamous yield curve inverted this week, and that’s sent investors running for cover. John Stepek looks at the charts that most most to investors to see how the markets have reacted.

Time to review your portfolio

It’s always a good idea to see where your portfolio stands at times of market extremes, says John Stepek.

Navigating the weird world of negative interest rates

Investors are paying good money to be allowed to lend money to governments across the world. What on earth is going on, and what does it mean for your money? John Stepek reports.

What is a yield curve, and why should I care if it inverts?

Everybody is talking about the inverted yield curve and how it predicts recessions. John Stepek explains everything you need to know about it and why it matters.

David Rosenberg: this is a “Potemkin market”

You need only look at the global bond market to see that we are in unprecedented territory, says David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff.

The charts that matter: it’s all gone a bit pear-shaped

With the currency wars escalating, John Stepek looks at how the week’s events have shaped the charts that matter the most to the global economy.

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