Daily Archives: January 11, 2013

James Mackintosh

The US is about to get a new Treasury secretary, assuming the White House can steer Jack Lew through the painful nomination process in Congress.

One question that’s sure to come up: is he in favour of a strong dollar? Read more

The UK’s inflation-linked gilts markets have just seen their largest one-day rise in 25 years – thanks to the decision of statisticians to do nothing. James Mackintosh, investment editor, looks beyond gilts to analyse what the real yields on government bonds are telling us.

The parade of best bourses so far this year is a rogue’s gallery of the past few years’ basket cases: Greece, Dubai, Egypt and Argentina, with the eurozone periphery close behind. James Mackintosh, investment editor, analyses whether this dash for trash is wise.