Vultures lose their taste for Puerto Rico

John Dizard is mired in the legal mud of the island’s debt restructuring

Brexit sludge would clog global economy

John Dizard warns of the risks of Britain leaving the EU

Gold is overpriced and well worth it

Maybe the yellow metal is not overpriced enough, says John Dizard

Offshore banking, international crime!

The message from Panama is that you are the Shah of Iran and this is 1979, warns John Dizard

Assault on batteries

Do not believe the hype around this energy-storage market, warns John Dizard

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Fear and regulatory loathing in America

The US is becoming the largest tax haven in the world, says John Dizard

Get rich easy with junk EM sovereign debt

You do not have to be very smart to make money in this emerging market asset class, says John Dizard

‘Unspeakable quagmire’ swallows pipelines

The oil industry’s take-or-pay contracts are losing their magic touch, says John Dizard

No insurance covers the perils of Trump

John Dizard on the problems with political risk insurance

Wall Street is the wicked witch of fintech

For the US public, both Wall Street and Silicon Valley are incomprehensible magic, says John Dizard

The oil price has gone through ‘peak bear’

John Dizard considers whether doing the contango is a good move

Technical analysts have a gloomy outlook

In bad times, Wall Street reaches for God and charts, says John Dizard

Lending against art has never been better

Lots of new capital is trying to get into art finance, says John Dizard

Clearing house push created systemic risk

Market illiquidity seems to be metastasising into more dangerous form, says John Dizard

Desperate sellers of energy roam the City

Some bombed-out smaller oil and gas shares might be worth something, says John Dizard

Still some good things about yieldcos

John Dizard considers some interesting pieces of wreckage from the green-energy panic

Ukraine: dismal prospects, great bond

Country’s external bonds had the highest returns of any sovereign debt last year, says John Dizard

Money piled too deep in too few places

John Dizard looks at what worked in his published opinions in 2015

The Puerto Rican brain freeze is thawing

The pattern of a deal on the island’s muni bonds is now visible, says John Dizard

Banks should listen to leftwing reformers

The US financial industry should consider reinstating the Glass-Steagall act, says John Dizard