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 volatility in global markets has continued this week. John Stepek looks to the charts that matter to get an idea of just what’s going on.
The recent wobble in markets was largely down to one thing – rising interest rates. John Stepek looks at what it means for your portfolio.
From art to tech stocks, things are changing fast in the financial world, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And it’s all down to rising bond yields.
John Stepek looks at whether the charts that matter most to the global economy point to the market fall being just a blip, or if this is something more serious.
John Stepek looks back to the “great bond massacre” of 1994 to find out what we can learn about today’s bond bubble.
Everyone’s eyes are on US bond yields right now. John Stepek explains why they matter so much to the world’s markets, and which assets are most vulnerable.
With the US economy continuing to grow apace, John Stepek looks at all the charts that matter, including the all important bond yields.
US bond yields are on the rise, and the easy-money good times will soon be gone. When the markets catch up with that fact, things could get ugly.
Everyone knows markets move in cycles. But nobody knows exactly when the cycle will turn. John Stepek looks at where we might be now, and what that means for you.
In a week when the bond-market action turned to Europe and the SEC turned its sights on Tesla CEO Elon Musk, John Stepek looks at the charts that matter most to the global economy.