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.
The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, did what it always said it was going to do and raised interest rates. Markets promptly threw a fit. John Stepek explains why.
The US dollar doesn’t look like weakening anytime soon. John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter most to the global economy.
The inverted yield curve is the latest spectre to terrify financial markets. John Stepek explains what t is, and looks at the rest of the charts that matter most to the global economy.
In 2008, US subprime mortgage loans triggered the financial crisis. Now, worried eyes are turning to record high corporate debt.
Brexit is hogging all the headlines, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But for investors, there’s something more interesting going on in the bond market.
In a week when the US Federal Reserve turned dovish on interest rates, John Sepek looks at what that means to the global economy’s most important charts
As the cryptocurrency bitcoin continued to crash this week, John Stepek looks at the charts the matter to the global economy to see where things might go next.
The slide and collapse in investment-grade credit has begun, says Scott Minerd, chief investment officer of Guggenheim Partners.
The corporate bond market has had its worst year since 2008. And it doesn’t look like things are going to get much better John Stepek explains what’s going on.
Gold has had a reasonable week, but most other assets are selling off. John Stepek looks at the charts that matter to see where the global economy might be going next.