Nonsense around Puerto Rico intensifies

John Dizard tries to figure out which of the island’s bonds will be toast in a default

Long positions in Treasuries look good

It is time to sell your least-favourite dollar risk assets, says John Dizard

An over-clever way to prepare for crisis

Making money from distress is not that easy, says John Dizard

Deutsche and Goldman’s Kurdistan oil war

Seething fury surrounds the handling of competing bond issues in Iraq, writes John Dizard

Rotten heart of Europe adds Greek chapter

John Dizard asks if the euro is a fundamentally misbegotten currency

China steel dragon loses US coal appetite

It may be too late to save the coal industry from looming financial disaster, says John Dizard

A warm default with good air links

Puerto Rico is indeed distressed, but it is not some ‘American Greece’, says John Dizard

A bondage twist to corporate bond markets

John Dizard questions whether every bond should be pampered with custom-made covenants

‘Contango is driving tankers’

Beware the lure of fast money in the oil carry trade, warns John Dizard

The currency creating a ‘Chinese world’

Renminbi internationalisation will have far-reaching consequences, writes John Dizard

The US’s festering student loan problem

The experiment in paying for higher education gets a failing grade, says John Dizard

‘Greek fatigue’ plagues Ukrainian bonds

Europe’s weak support for Ukraine is a strange form of economics, says John Dizard

Systemic risk — what’s in it for me?

Career advancement becomes clearer with every whirr of the regulatory machine, says John Dizard

Comeback kid of the US environment fight

Coal-mining companies are on the legal offensive and could score some victories, writes John Dizard

I told you so, and it wasn’t my fault

Central counterparties will be the next AIG, finds John Dizard

Stop the financial transaction tax. Again

The previous death of the FTT lacked a sanity clause, says John Dizard

The future of Greece is ancient history

John Dizard consulted the archives to find out what is going to happen next in the country

The public sacrificed to oil-money gods

John Dizard considers a possible trigger event for the next credit crisis

A risk-management cream pie in the face

Everyone has a [capital control] plan till you get punched in the mouth, writes John Dizard

Ageing populations and currency wars

We all know old people are annoying. But do they also destroy our monetary system, asks John Dizard