No matter how ramshackle or indebted the country, buying its bonds is rarely a bad idea, says Matthew Lynn.
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 Federal Reserve’s renewed dovishness has had a dramatic effect on the yield curve. John Stepek explains what that means, and looks at the rest of the charts that matter most to the global economy
Electric-car group Tesla has had a rough week. John Stepek looks at what was behind it, and at the rest of the global economy’s most important charts.
With the ECB throwing in the towel on tightening fiscal policy, John Stepek looks at what effect this has had on the charts that matter most to markets and the global economy.
The cost of borrowing for governments around the world is creeping higher. John Stepek explains why that’s so important for investors.
The yield curve has perked up ever so slightly. John Stepek looks at what this and the global economy’s other most important charts mean for the markets.
As the US Federal Reserve backs off, John Stepek looks at how quantitative tightening is affecting the global economy’s most important charts.
A savings account isn’t always practical. Here’s what to do with the cash in your portfolio.
With worrying data from bond yields and US jobless figures, John Stepek looks at the global economy’s most important charts to gauge the threat of a recession.
As the stockmarket rally peters out, John Stepek looks to the global economy’s most important charts to see where we might go from here.
American consumers may have paid off some debt after the financial crisis, but the state and corporations went on a binge – total US non-financial corporate debt has hit a record of more than 46% of GDP.