Government bonds

What are central banks planning to do – stay loose or raise interest rates?
US Federal Reserve building
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: 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?
Ursula von der Leyen and Angela Merkel
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
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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
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
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The charts that matter: a calamitous week for bitcoin hodlers
Global Economy

The charts that matter: a calamitous week for bitcoin hodlers

Cryptocurrency bitcoin took a mighty tumble this week, while wider markets sold off too. Here’s what happened to the charts that matter most to the gl…
22 May 2021
The charts that matter: inflation gives markets a scare
Global Economy

The charts that matter: inflation gives markets a scare

Markets took fright this week as it looked like inflation was picking up in the US. Here’s what happened to the charts that matter most to the global …
15 May 2021
Are we nearing the end of the negative bond yield era?
Government bonds

Are we nearing the end of the negative bond yield era?

As inflation gets going, the era of the negative bond yield – that investors have to pay governments for the privilege of lending them money – might b…
14 May 2021
Inflation is taking off in the US and markets really don’t like it
Inflation

Inflation is taking off in the US and markets really don’t like it

US inflation is at its highest for 25 years. Stockmarkets – and tech stocks in particular – have taken the news badly. John Stepek explains why, and w…
13 May 2021
The charts that matter: Amazon hits a bump in the road
Global Economy

The charts that matter: Amazon hits a bump in the road

Amazon shares slid back this week despite results surprising to the upside. Here’s what happened to the charts that matter most to the global economy.
8 May 2021
The charts that matter: copper hits a ten-year high
Global Economy

The charts that matter: copper hits a ten-year high

The price of copper has surged to its highest since the summer of 2011. Here’s what happened to the other charts that matter most to the global econom…
1 May 2021
The charts that matter: another big bitcoin crash
Global Economy

The charts that matter: another big bitcoin crash

Bitcoin suffered another of its big corrections this week. Here's how that's affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
24 Apr 2021
The charts that matter: the dollar extends its fall
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the dollar extends its fall

The US dollar took quite the tumble this week. Here’s how the charts that matter most to the global economy reacted.
17 Apr 2021
The US dollar will soon start to slide
Currencies

The US dollar will soon start to slide

The US dollar enjoyed its best quarter since 2018 in the first three months of this year, driven by higher US Treasury bond yields. But the period of …
16 Apr 2021
US inflation is rising – but it’s not enough to rattle markets yet
Inflation

US inflation is rising – but it’s not enough to rattle markets yet

The latest US inflation figures showed that consumer prices are rising more rapidly than expected. But markets shrugged. John Stepek asks why, and wha…
14 Apr 2021
The charts that matter: gold up; dollar down
Global Economy

The charts that matter: gold up; dollar down

Gold rallied a little this week, while the US dollar drifted. Here’s how the charts that matter most to the global economy reacted.
10 Apr 2021
The charts that matter: the US dollar flexes its muscles
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the US dollar flexes its muscles

The US dollar continued to strengthen this week. Here’s how the charts that reflect what matters most to the global economy reacted.
3 Apr 2021
Why you should ignore the pessimists and invest now
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Why you should ignore the pessimists and invest now

There is widespread fear that massive fiscal stimulus will result in uncontrollable inflation. But don't worry, says Max King. Use the current market …
30 Mar 2021
The charts that matter: commodity prices pause for breath
Global Economy

The charts that matter: commodity prices pause for breath

Commodity prices took a breather this week. Here’s how the charts that reflect what matters most to the global economy reacted.
27 Mar 2021
Stocks and bonds are heading for an inflation scare
US stockmarkets

Stocks and bonds are heading for an inflation scare

There is talk of the ten-year US Treasury bond yield hitting 2%, which would be enough to threaten stock prices.
26 Mar 2021