US households have spent much of the past decade deleveraging. Companies haven’t as this chart shows.
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 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.
Markets are starting to realise that any trade deal between China and the US may take some time. John Stepek looks at how this is affecting the global economy’s most important charts.
The good news is that the charts aren’t pointing to a recession just yet, but they’re not far off, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at the charts that matter most to investors.
A convertible bond is a fixed-rate instrument that can convert into shares at a specific share price, which is preset by the issuing company at a premium over the current share price.
John Stepek looks at the global economy’s most important charts to find out what’s behind the market’s latest rally, and how long it can last.
The US defaulting on its debt is almost unthinkable. But with Trump in charge, it’s a tiny bit more thinkable than it was. And that would have disastrous consequences for the dollar.
For the last time this year, John Stepek casts his eye over the charts that matter most to the global economy.
Forget the year’s political shenanigans. They’ve been largely irrelevant to the markets. The one thing driving the markets this year was Jerome Powell’s appointment as chair of the Fed. Here’s why.