Expressing a preference

Preferred shares offer better yields, but do they offer enough?

Time for a rethink at the Fed

US central bank is paralysing its counterparts abroad

Euro fails to stick to the script

Eurozone businesses are coping in spite of impending UK divorce

An exterior view of the Bank of Japan in central Tokyo, Tuesday, 16 March 2004.

Nikkei/Topix difference matters more now

BoJ on target to own, indirectly, roughly 5% of the market by next year

New dawn for US junk bond market

Yield shortage prompts rally in low-rated debt, but caution is warranted

Time for another look at UK housing stocks

Many housebuilders are already pricing in a severe fall

Investors grab a ride on the fear gauge

Interest in Vix-linked exchange traded products is growing

Mixed motivation drives China bank rally

Hong Kong’s main Chinese benchmark is among the top 10 performing indices in the past month

Yield to temptation as bond incomes fall

To be worthwhile, generous dividends need to be sustainable

Libor’s rise worth keeping an eye on

Concerns raised over knock-on effect on the real economy

Sterling decline gains momentum

Selling the currency is proving as compelling as it is obvious

Renminbi or redback?

Would China’s faltering currency fare better with a snappier name?

Record-breaking Bank of England

Benchmark rate cut to lowest level in central bank’s 322-year history and QE restarted

US Treasuries might have hit the wall

Yield pick-up for European investors has disappeared in past few days

Strange days in the JGB market

Yield on benchmark 10-year debt has risen 23 basis points in the past four days

All eyes on Stevens’ farewell bundle

Investors have a chance to see if the RBA chief has one more market-moving comment in him

Brace for continued flat bond markets

Central banks’ concerted buying helps drive down yields

Infrastructure: Wall Street’s new buzzword

Whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton wins the White House, spending looks set to rise

Time is not on the Bank of England’s side

Brexit’s impact on the UK economy is about to be road-tested

Renminbi and yen command attention

It will pay to watch interplay in Asia between its two dominant currencies

Outlook dims for UK Reits

Exodus from City of London would mean lower office rents

Caution required for ‘bond proxies’

Investors hunt high-yielding stocks with stable income streams

Obsession with Salesforce and Expedia

A look at the two companies’ business models reveals something in common

Asia markets shrug off Turkey turmoil

Call it not so much a sign of ‘risk on’ as ‘nothing else on’

Leveraged loans break lockstep with oil

Prices are marching higher and show no signs of stopping