Cover of Moneyweek magazine issue no 628

Hidden risk

22 February 2013 / Issue 628

The real danger lurking in the bond market


  • How to invest in a low-return era
  • A pub stock to pick up now
  • Has Warren Buffett finally lost his touch?


The gloom boom

I’m sorry to have to tell you that, while I hope you will find MoneyWeek as entertaining as usual this week, you aren’t going to find much in the way of good news in it.

Look to our cover story and you will see that if you are in bonds, there is a strong chance you are about to lose a great deal of money. Next we update you on the currency wars, the almost inevitable result of which is inflation everywhere.

If you don’t find that quite depressing enough for your taste, you can find out why our own currency is likely to be one of the big winners in the currency wars and the value of the pound in your pocket is going to trickle away as a result.

Otherwise, if you can bear it, you can read all the way to the end of the cover story to see how the collapses of the multi-decade bull market could spark a nasty emerging crisis. Finally, you might flick through our news pages and have a think about what happens to markets next week if Berlusconi wins back power in Italy.

• Read the full editor’s letter here: The gloom boom.