Market crash: have we hit bottom or is there worse to come?
Traders on the New York Stock Exchange
Stockmarkets

Market crash: have we hit bottom or is there worse to come?

For a little while, markets looked like they were about to embark on a full-on crash. And that could still happen, says Dominic Frisby. Today, he look…
27 Jun 2022
Governments will sink in a world drowning in debt
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Global Economy

Governments will sink in a world drowning in debt

Rising interest rates and soaring inflation will leave many governments with unsustainable debts. Get set for a wave of sovereign defaults, says Jonat…
23 Jun 2022
A new headache for the ECB
Christine Lagarde
EU Economy

A new headache for the ECB

Italy, the eurozone’s third-largest economy, has debt of €2.759trn – almost 150% of GDP. A crisis there would pose an existential risk to the euro.
22 Jun 2022
How will the crash of 2022 play out?
stockmarket trader
Investments

How will the crash of 2022 play out?

Stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies – everything is crashing at the same time. We’ve seen these kinds of multiple collapses before, says Merryn Somerset W…
20 Jun 2022
Central banks are divided – so prepare for more turbulence
Andrew Bailey, governor of the Bank of England
Global Economy

Central banks are divided – so prepare for more turbulence

Central banks no longer agree on interest rates. The US is raising aggressively, while the UK is taking a more cautious approach and Japan is sticking…
17 Jun 2022
Everything is collapsing at once – here’s what to do about it
Investment strategy

Everything is collapsing at once – here’s what to do about it

Equity and bond markets are crashing, while inflation destroys the value of cash. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at where investors can turn to protect th…
23 May 2022
The emerging-markets debt crisis
Emerging markets

The emerging-markets debt crisis

Slowing global growth, surging inflation and rising interest rates are squeezing emerging economies harder than most. Are we on the brink of a major c…
30 Apr 2022
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Why food and fuel subsidies will push up debt
Global Economy

Why food and fuel subsidies will push up debt

Many governments have adopted subsidies or tax breaks to shield households and businesses from rising food and fuel prices. But that's just causing go…
28 Apr 2022
The bond-market bloodbath isn’t over yet
Government bonds

The bond-market bloodbath isn’t over yet

The bond-market sell-off isn’t done by along chalk – rising interest-rates could yet push yields higher.
28 Apr 2022
The truth about market manipulation
Investment strategy

The truth about market manipulation

Free, fair and transparent markets are a fiction. Investors need to be alert to the flaws, says Jonathan Compton.
28 Apr 2022
Why France's soaring debt is a real risk no matter who is president
EU Economy

Why France's soaring debt is a real risk no matter who is president

The result of France's presidential election matters less than the state of its public finances, says Matthew Lynn
24 Apr 2022
The charts that matter: bond yields and US dollar continue to climb
Global Economy

The charts that matter: bond yields and US dollar continue to climb

The US dollar and government bond yields around the world continued to climb. Here’s what happened to the charts that matter most to the global econom…
23 Apr 2022
The bond bubble has burst – what comes next?
Government bonds

The bond bubble has burst – what comes next?

Investors in government debt have seen some of their biggest ever losses as the bond bubble bursts. John Stepek explains what’s going on and asks what…
19 Apr 2022
The yield curve has inverted- what is it telling investors?
Bonds

The yield curve has inverted- what is it telling investors?

The US yield curve inverted for the first time since 2019, typically a sign that a recession is looming. Alex Rankine explains why this time may be di…
1 Apr 2022
What the collapse in the yen and surging bond yields have in common
Government bonds

What the collapse in the yen and surging bond yields have in common

As bond yields surge, the Japanese yen – often seen as a “safe haven” investment – is falling in value. And that’s confusing investors. John Stepek ex…
28 Mar 2022
Yield curve fear is back
Government bonds

Yield curve fear is back

One of the most reliable recession indicators in markets is starting to flash red. Investors should beware
28 Mar 2022
Yield curve
Government bonds

Yield curve

A yield curve shows the relationship between the yield on securities and their maturities (how long it is until they can be redeemed at their face val…
9 Mar 2022
An end to investing in Russia
European stockmarkets

An end to investing in Russia

Foreign investors have abandoned Russian markets - and index compiler MSCI could remove it altogether from its stock and bond benchmarks.
4 Mar 2022
Bond investors bet on interest-rate rises
Government bonds

Bond investors bet on interest-rate rises

The yield on ten-year US Treasury bonds has risen above 2% for the first time since 2019 as investors bet interest rates will continue to rise.
18 Feb 2022
Nature is healing – government bond yields are turning positive again
Government bonds

Nature is healing – government bond yields are turning positive again

Negative bond yields are finally coming to an end as central banks change tack. But can the markets cope? John Stepek looks at what might come next.
4 Feb 2022
Bank of England raises interest rates to 0.5% and stops money-printing programme
UK Economy

Bank of England raises interest rates to 0.5% and stops money-printing programme

The Bank of England has raised the key UK interest rate again – by a quarter of a percentage point to 0.5%. It's also going to cut back on its quantit…
3 Feb 2022
Which assets will benefit as the “jam tomorrow” bubble pops?
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