Against an economic background more traditionally associated with interest rate rises, the US central bank has just cut rates. John Stepek explains what’s going on at the Fed.
Profit margins are supposed to revert to the long-term average. In the US, however, they appear to be in a structural upswing.
While investors were worrying about trade disputes and tariff hikes this week, the US bond markets threw up a nasty surprise. John Stepek explains what’s going on, and why it matters.
Markets briefly stuttered on reading Donald Trump’s tweet raising tariffs on Chinese imports to the US. But they soon recovered. John Stepek asks if their optimism is justified.
Investors are getting complacent about inflation. They should prepare themselves for a fright.
Matthew Partridge looks at the betting odds of America’s President Trump getting impeached.
America’s economy is growing much faster than expected. Under normal circumstances, you might expect the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. But that won’t happen, says John Stepek. Here’s why.
There’s a case for it, but the Democrats are wary. Matthew Partridge reports.
The yield on the five-year Greek government bond has slipped beneath its US counterpart. For a country that has borrowed too much since its foundation to be considered a better credit risk than Uncle Sam seems absurd.
There’s nothing remotely risqué in buying loss-making firms when they list, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But that doesn’t make it a good idea.
Netflix is the current leader in the market for online on-demand programming. But the technology and cable-television giants are fighting back. Alex Rankine reports.