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.
It’s always a good idea to see where your portfolio stands at times of market extremes, says John Stepek.
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.
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.
You need only look at the global bond market to see that we are in unprecedented territory, says David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff.
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.
As the trade war intensifies, developed-world government bonds have sunk to new lows. But the root cause of the markets’ jitters could lie not so much in trade as in fears of another crisis in the eurozone.
Illiquid debt offers tempting returns, but the next downturn could still reveal unexpected risks.
The US bond yield curve turned positive again at the tail end of this week. John Stepek looks at how it affects the charts that matter the most to the global economy.
In a further sign of the mania gripping the bond market, Germany issued €3.15bn of zero-interest ten-year bonds last week.
This week, the Federal Reserve reassured investors that an interest rate cut is coming. John Stepek looks at how that has affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.