Why even bears about the government-bond market can find merit in Treasuries

JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH, a quotable economist, observed that one of the deeper mysteries is why, in a falling market, there is still a buyer for every seller. It is a conundrum that bond investors must now contemplate. Since January the yield on a ten-year Treasury bond has risen (and thus bond prices have fallen) with […]

How Turkey fell from investment darling to junk-rated emerging market

MANY of the most famous hedge-fund trades have been bets that things were about to go wrong. Think of Enron’s bankruptcy or the souring of subprime mortgage bonds in America. The best trade made by “the Professor” was very different. It was a bet that something was starting to go right. A visit almost 20 […]

THE US TELEHEALTH MARKET: The market, drivers, threats, and opportunities for incumbents and newcomers

Business Insider Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from Business insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.  Telehealth — the use of mobile technology to deliver health-related services, such as remote doctor consultations and patient monitoring — is enabling healthcare providers and payers to address the […]

A ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’ is making the housing market more hellish for first-time buyers

Drew Angerer/Getty The share of Americans who think now is a good time to buy because home prices won’t fall is at a record high, according to the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment survey. This is creating a self-fulfilling prophecy that’s making housing more unaffordable for first-time buyers, according to David Rosenberg, Gluskin Sheff’s chief […]

Morgan Stanley says there’s one piece of the market you need to own as stocks run out of steam

Andrew Burton/Getty Morgan Stanley‘s equity strategists have said the strongest stock market returns of this cycle are behind us. They believe investors will turn more defensive toward the end of this year, and they see the energy sector as a beneficiary of that rotation.  Morgan Stanley’s equity strategists think the bull market in stocks is […]

Silicon Valley’s housing market is so dire, a burned-out home just sold way over the asking price — for $938,000

Redfin screenshot The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most expensive housing markets in America. Case in point: A fire-ravaged home in San Jose, California, has sold well over asking for $ 938,000. The home will need to be demolished.   It’s no secret that buying a home for under $ 1 million […]

UK property market 'subdued' with falling house prices

GETTY The property market slowed in April, in London, the South East and South West The report, released this morning, contains the results of the monthly questionnaire issued by RICS to its members and indicates that the market slowed in April, not just in London and the South East as was the case previously, but […]

A hidden gauge of the jobs market is approaching historic lows — and it reveals the most underrated story of the US economy

David McNew/Getty The April jobs report showed that the unemployment rate fell to a new 17-year low of 3.9%.  A less obvious metric — the gap between this rate and the underemployment rate that includes discouraged workers — has also been shrinking since the financial crisis.  It backs up claims by several companies that skilled workers are […]

Rebel Tories say they have enough MPs to push Theresa May into staying in single market — if Labour backs it

A group of Conservative MPs say they have enough support to make the UK stay in the single market. One senior Conservative backbencher told The Independent that it will depend on “exactly how any particular amendment is phrased.” A major battle is brewing over Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s lack of support for the single market. Rebel Tory […]