As the US Federal Reserve backs off, John Stepek looks at how quantitative tightening is affecting the global economy’s most important charts.
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 bond bull market of the last 30-odd years is over. The question now, says John Stepek, is how high can bond yields go before the stockmarket gets jittery?
US politicians’ wrangling about debt could lead to another government shutdown. But that’s just political showbiz, says John Stepek. The US Treasury has much more serious problems to worry about.
Investors have been talking about the end of the bond bull market for years. But it hasn’t materialised – until now.
Inflation is likely to be the big issue of the year. Here, John Stepek looks at how the global economy is faring with the charts that matter.
Bond yields have been falling for 35 years. Now, they could be about to turn. John Stepek explains what that means for the global economy, and for your money.
The US central bank has been cutting back on quantitative easing. But the ECB and Bank of Japan are still flooding the market with money. That could soon change.
At the height of Portugal’s debt crisis in 2011, it cost Lisbon considerably more to borrow over ten years than Rome. Not anymore.
Many investors’ fear a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. But the biggest threat to your portfolio is the return of inflation. John Stepek explains the damage it would do.
Janet Yellen ended her reign at the Fed with an interest-rate rise that set no pulses racing, but disappointed nobody either.
After months of bluster, the administration finally appears on the verge of passing a significant piece of legislation that could affect the bond market.