Virtually every stockmarket in the world saw prices fall on Friday. John Stepek looks at what’s got them spooked, and asks: is this the start of something much bigger?
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.
With inflation creeping up, investors should be on their guard, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Gilt yields have been steady for a while now, says Alice Gråhns. But that can’t last much longer.
Yields on high-yield bonds have fallen so far in Europe that they are lower than the dividend yield available on equities.
Oliver Butt explains why a new retail bond from Burford Capital is an attractive opportunity.
That bonds are so overvalued spells trouble for investors, says John Stepek. But thanks to the passive investing hype, that trouble could be about to turn into a disaster.
There are clouds gathering over the bond market, says John Stepek. For such a “risk-free” investment, there could be a painful landing.
Ruth Jackson looks into whether you should put your money into the new fixed-rate savings bond from National Savings & Investments (NS&I).
It’s staggering how many people in Britain own premium bonds, says Ruth Jackson. But are there better bets elsewhere?
Professional investor Alexis Gray believes that bonds can still offer a great deal of value in a portfolio, even with interest rates so low.
Inflation in the US is at a five-year high and much higher than interest rates are at the moment. John Stepek explains what that means for your investments.