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.
John Stepek examines what effect investor concerns over global growth have had on the world’s most important charts.
Investors are flocking to “leveraged loans”. John Stepek explains what they are and why they could send markets into a downward spiral.
John Stepek examines how concerns over Chinese growth have affect the global economy’s most important charts.
As the US dollar continues to bully the currency markets, John Stepek looks at all the other charts that matter to the global economy.
Fund managers buy the things that won’t get them fired when the crash comes. With that in mind, John Stepek looks at Amazon and the other charts that matter.
As investors fall out of love with gold, John Stepek looks at what’s happened in the last week to the charts that matter most to the global economy.
John Stepek looks at how the US Federal Reserve’s more dovish stance as affected the global economy’s most important charts.
The Greek debt crisis was contained because the ECB vowed to do “whatever it takes” to backstop things. John Stepek asks if it’s prepared to do the same with Italy.
Some people argue that ETFs undermine the structure of the stockmarket. That’s not really true, says John Stepek. But they could spark trouble in another area of the markets.
The next financial crisis could start in corporate bonds, as credit quality has deteriorated over the past few years and decades.