The end of the bond bull market, and how to invest for it
US Federal Reserve building
Investment strategy

The end of the bond bull market, and how to invest for it

The great bond bull market looks to be over, and you probably don’t want to be holding government bonds, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Here’s what you sh…
21 Sep 2021
The charts that matter: more pain for goldbugs
Economy

The charts that matter: more pain for goldbugs

Gold investors saw more disappointment this week as the yellow metal took a tumble. Here’s what’s happened to the charts that matter most to the globa…
18 Sep 2021
The charts that matter: gold and bitcoin both slide
Global Economy

The charts that matter: gold and bitcoin both slide

Gold and its modern counterpart, bitcoin, both sold off this week. Here’s what’s happened to the charts that matter most to the global economy.
11 Sep 2021
The charts that matter: markets shrug off taper talk
Global Economy

The charts that matter: markets shrug off taper talk

Markets reacted calmly to the Federal Reserve’s confirmation that it would be reducing its monetary stimulus. Here’s what’s happened to the charts tha…
4 Sep 2021
Global debt pile reaches war-time levels
Cape Town
Global Economy

Global debt pile reaches war-time levels

Global governments' fiscal support measures has left us with “war-time era” debt levels. A reckoning is inevitable.
3 Sep 2021
The charts that matter: markets cheer Powell’s inaction
Global Economy

The charts that matter: markets cheer Powell’s inaction

Markets were holding their breath for most of the week ahead of the Fed's Jackson Hole Symposium but in the end they cheered Chair Jay Powell's inacti…
27 Aug 2021
The charts that matter: “growth scare” grips the markets
Global Economy

The charts that matter: “growth scare” grips the markets

Asset prices fell hard this week as investors reassessed the “reflation trade”. Here’s what’s happened to the charts that matter most to the global ec…
21 Aug 2021
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I wish I knew what tapering was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what tapering was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Tapering is the reduction in quantitative easing provided by a central bank. But how does it work?
11 Aug 2021
The charts that matter: bitcoin rises and a mixed week for tech
Economy

The charts that matter: bitcoin rises and a mixed week for tech

Tech stocks suffered a volatile week. Here’s how it affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
30 Jul 2021
The charts that matter: what happened to reflation?
Economy

The charts that matter: what happened to reflation?

Government bond yields turned down this week, while the US stock market hit new highs, as “reflation” trades wilted under the pressure of concerns ove…
24 Jul 2021
What are central banks planning to do – stay loose or raise interest rates?
Global Economy

What are central banks planning to do – stay loose or raise interest rates?

Central banks are split on the future of monetary policy and the global recovery. Saloni Sardana looks at the stance of six of the world’s biggest cen…
22 Jul 2021
The charts that matter: gold in a positive mood
Global Economy

The charts that matter: gold in a positive mood

The gold price perked up significantly this week. Here’s how it affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
17 Jul 2021
The charts that matter: bond yields plummet again
Global Economy

The charts that matter: bond yields plummet again

Government bond yields around the world took a dive again this week. Here’s how it affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
10 Jul 2021
The charts that matter: US dollar continues its bull run
Global Economy

The charts that matter: US dollar continues its bull run

The US dollar’s bull run continued this week. Here’s how it affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
3 Jul 2021
“Zombie companies” may do little harm to the US economy
US Economy

“Zombie companies” may do little harm to the US economy

Fears that the US is being overrun by corporate zombies may be exaggerated.
2 Jul 2021
The charts that matter: tech stocks hit new highs
Global Economy

The charts that matter: tech stocks hit new highs

The tech-heavy Nasdaq index hit new highs this week. Here’s how it affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
26 Jun 2021
What is the EU’s “safe asset” bond and what might it mean for you?
Government bonds

What is the EU’s “safe asset” bond and what might it mean for you?

The European Union announced landmark debt plan aimed at helping EU countries recover from the Covid pandemic, financed by issuing “safe asset” bonds.…
22 Jun 2021
The charts that matter: the Fed springs a surprise
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the Fed springs a surprise

As the US Federal Reserve turns hawkish on inflation, we look at how that’s affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
19 Jun 2021
Markets believe that bankruptcy has been abolished – that’s not a good thing
Bonds

Markets believe that bankruptcy has been abolished – that’s not a good thing

The gap between corporate and government debt is collapsing, with investors demanding very little extra yield for taking on the risk of bankruptcy. T…
18 Jun 2021
I wish I knew what a sovereign bond was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what a sovereign bond was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Government spending is funded in two ways – taxation and borrowing. When a government borrows money, it issues an IOU called a sovereign bond.
15 Jun 2021
The charts that matter: global bond yields take a dive
Global Economy

The charts that matter: global bond yields take a dive

As government bond yields around the world take a big tumble, we look at the charts that matter most to the global economy.
12 Jun 2021
The charts that matter: gold back on the rise as the dollar continues to slide
Global Economy

The charts that matter: gold back on the rise as the dollar continues to slide

Gold has recovered much of this year’s losses, while the US dollar continues to weaken. Here’s what happened this week in the charts that matter most …
29 May 2021