Junk-bond yields are falling to record lows, reflecting rising prices, as investors indulge in a desperate search for yield.
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.
Donald Trump’s presidency could spell the end of the global bond bull market. But there’s one asset it could be very good for, says John Stepek: Japanese stocks.
Donald Trump’s victory in the US election marks the end of an era, says John Stepek. Here’s what it means for the markets, and for you.
Could this finally be the end of the bond bull market, after a 35-year run? If it is, get ready for a big shift in the investment landscape.
With inflation on the horizon, holders of long-term bonds could be badly stung by “duration risk”. John Stepek explains what that is, and why it might be time to sell.
Saudi Arabia’s record-breaking bond sale was the biggest-ever issue of emerging-market debt. We could just have seen the top of the bond market, says John Stepek.
Energy companies may be in much better shape that they were, but their revival in the junk-bond market is merely inflating a massive bubble further.
After a 35-year bull market, signs of a major turnaround are mounting in the bond market.
Central bankers are hoping that a little inflation could heal some of the damage caused by the Great Recession. But that won’t make bond investors happy, says John Stepek.
Italy’s sale of its first 50-year bond attracted €18.5bn of orders, far more than the government had expected.
Interest-rate rises may be closer than we think, and the 35-year bond bull market could soon be over, says one analyst.