Many developed-world sovereign bonds now carry negative yields – investors are paying for the privilege of lending governments money. John Stepek explains what’s going on.
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.
As Elon Musk surprises investors – and possibly the SEC – and Turkey’s woes worsen,John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter most to the global economy make of the week’s events.
As Japan raises its cap on government bond yields, John Stepek takes look at how that affects the charts that matter most to the global economy.
This week – Tuesday in particular – could mark a significant a turning point in the markets, says John Stepek.
The resurgence of “covenant lite” or “cov-lite” loans could spell trouble, says Marina Gerner.
If the yield curve reverses and investors are willing to accept lower rates on long-term debt than short-term, it bodes ill for the economy, says John Stepek.
The “inverted yield curve” is an unusually reliable indicator of impending recession. Ben Bernanke, former Fed chairman, thinks it’s nothing to worry about. He’s wrong, says John Stepek. Here’s why.
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.