After a hectic week, John Stepek takes a look at the charts that matter most to the global economy.
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 keep buying Argentinian debt even though they really should know better. The price of Argentina’s century bond has slumped by 45% as concern over the latest debt crisis has grown. At the same time, Austria’s 100-year bond has surged this year.
The dividend yield of the S&P 500 index is now higher than the yield on the 30-year US Treasury bond. That hasn’t happened since the financial crisis.
If the domination of negative yields continues, companies will give up on the equity markets. Why, when you are paid to borrow, would you look to the stockmarket instead?
The world’s most bizarre financial experiment ever – negative interest rates – continues. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at how investors should respond.
As the US dollar index heads higher, John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter the most to the global economy.
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.
US households have spent much of the past decade deleveraging. Companies haven’t as this chart shows.
A usually sedate part of the investment world is clearly in a bubble.
The inverted yield curve on US Treasuries spells trouble for investors. Alex Rankine reports.
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.