Which assets will benefit as the “jam tomorrow” bubble pops?
Bitcoin symbol and the Nasdaq stock exchange
Investment strategy

Which assets will benefit as the “jam tomorrow” bubble pops?

With tech stocks, cryptocurrencies and many other “long duration” investments crashing hard, the “jam tomorrow” bubble looks to be bursting. John Step…
24 Jan 2022
The charts that matter: the start of the big crash?
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the start of the big crash?

US tech stocks fell further this week, more than 10% down on their November high. There’s what happened to the charts that matter most to the global e…
22 Jan 2022
Tech stocks teeter as US Treasury bond yields rise
Trader on the New York Stock Exchange
Tech stocks

Tech stocks teeter as US Treasury bond yields rise

The realisation that central banks are about to tighten their monetary policies caused a sell-off in the tech-heavy Nasdaq stock index and the biggest…
14 Jan 2022
The charts that matter: markets start the year with a crash
Global Economy

The charts that matter: markets start the year with a crash

As markets start 2022 with a big selloff, here’s what happened to the charts that matter most to the global economy.
8 Jan 2022
Interest rates might rise faster than expected – what does that mean for your money?
Jerome Powell
Global Economy

Interest rates might rise faster than expected – what does that mean for your money?

The idea that the US Federal Reserve could raise interest rates much earlier than anticipated has upset the markets. John Stepek explains why, and wha…
6 Jan 2022
The charts that matter: a tough week for bitcoin
Economy

The charts that matter: a tough week for bitcoin

Cryptocurrency bitcoin slid by some 20% this week. Here’s what else happened to the charts that matter most to the global economy.
11 Dec 2021
Evergrande has finally officially defaulted – what does that mean for your money?
Corporate bonds

Evergrande has finally officially defaulted – what does that mean for your money?

Evergrande, the Chinese property giant, has defaulted on its debts. John Stepek asks if it is just the first in a long line of Chinese property compan…
10 Dec 2021
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I wish I knew what a bond was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

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

When thinking of investing many people automatically think of the stockmarket. But there is another market – the bond market. So what exactly is a bon…
7 Dec 2021
Has the “jam tomorrow” bubble popped already?
Stockmarkets

Has the “jam tomorrow” bubble popped already?

Fund managers have had a good year so far. John Stepek looks at what to expect from markets until year end.
6 Dec 2021
The charts that matter: omicron rattles markets
Global Economy

The charts that matter: omicron rattles markets

Markets were rattled by the emergence of a new strain of Covid-19. Here’s how it has affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
4 Dec 2021
Index-linked bonds could prove a costly inflation hedge
Government bonds

Index-linked bonds could prove a costly inflation hedge

Index-linked bonds are designed to keep pace with inflation, but at these prices you are locking in a loss
29 Nov 2021
The charts that matter: the US dollar keeps on strengthening
Economy

The charts that matter: the US dollar keeps on strengthening

The US dollar saw further rises this week as gold and cryptocurrencies sold off. Here’s how that has affected the charts that matter most to the globa…
27 Nov 2021
The investments to buy when markets start to crack
Investment strategy

The investments to buy when markets start to crack

Rising inflation has central bankers between a rock and a hard place. Here’s how to protect your wealth, says Philip Pilkington.
26 Nov 2021
Two debt-focused funds that pay good dividends
Investment trusts

Two debt-focused funds that pay good dividends

TwentyFour Asset Management’s two debt-focused investment trusts are producing healthy payouts
22 Nov 2021
The charts that matter: gold hangs on to gains while the dollar continues higher
Economy

The charts that matter: gold hangs on to gains while the dollar continues higher

The gold price continued to hang on to last week’s gains, even as the US dollar powered higher this week. Here’s how that has affected the charts that…
20 Nov 2021
Rising inflation puts central banks’ credibility at stake
Inflation

Rising inflation puts central banks’ credibility at stake

Central banks are running out of excuses for not raising interest rates as inflation soars.
19 Nov 2021
The charts that matter: inflation fears give gold a much needed boost
Economy

The charts that matter: inflation fears give gold a much needed boost

US inflation hit its highest in 30 years this week, driving gold and bitcoin to new highs. Here’s how that has affected the charts that matter most to…
13 Nov 2021
The charts that matter: a tale of two central banks
Economy

The charts that matter: a tale of two central banks

Government bond yields slipped around the world this week. Here’s how that has affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
6 Nov 2021
Are investors doomed?
Bonds

Are investors doomed?

Bearish sentiment is rife in the equity markets. And there are plenty of good reasons for that. But the biggest risk of all may be of a bond market cr…
3 Nov 2021
The charts that matter: The US dollar falls and Tesla hits the $1trn milestone
Global Economy

The charts that matter: The US dollar falls and Tesla hits the $1trn milestone

Tesla hits a market cap of $1trn and the US dollar weakens. Here’s how that has affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
30 Oct 2021
The charts that matter: bond yields turn back up and a new bitcoin record
Global Economy

The charts that matter: bond yields turn back up and a new bitcoin record

Bitcoin hit a new all-time high, while government bond yields turned back up. Here’s how that has affected the charts that matter most to the global e…
23 Oct 2021
Green finance is set to be the most powerful financial repression tool yet
Bonds

Green finance is set to be the most powerful financial repression tool yet

The government has launched its “green savings bond” that offers investors just 0.65%. But that pitiful return is in many ways the point of “green” fi…
22 Oct 2021