Corporate bonds

Push for profits

Invest with the activists to earn higher returns, says Matthew Partridge

Get bigger profits from mini bonds

In the past year we’ve seen a steady rise in quality mini-bonds, says David C Stevenson, as reputable alternative asset managers move in with asset-backed propositions.

Tempting punts on a troubled business

The latest profit warning from Provident Financial looks like an almighty mess, but its retail bonds may have fallen further than is justified.

These social housing bonds are a solid place to park your money

This social housing bond could be a good place to park your money if capital preservation is of primary importance, says Oliver Butt.

Avoid this “Brexit Bond”

The Family Building Society is offering a new fixed-rate “Brexit Bond”. But it’s best to steer clear, says Ruth Jackson.

High-yield bonds are heading back to junk

Yields on high-yield bonds have fallen so far in Europe that they are lower than the dividend yield available on equities.

A 5% yield from a solid issuer

Oliver Butt explains why a new retail bond from Burford Capital is an attractive opportunity.

How today’s two biggest investment fads are setting up the next crash

That bonds are so overvalued spells trouble for investors, says John Stepek. But thanks to the passive investing hype, that trouble could be about to turn into a disaster.

Bonds still have a role

Professional investor Alexis Gray believes that bonds can still offer a great deal of value in a portfolio, even with interest rates so low.

Is the bond bull market almost over?

Could this finally be the end of the bond bull market, after a 35-year run? If it is, get ready for a big shift in the investment landscape.

Steer clear of oil junk bonds

Energy companies may be in much better shape that they were, but their revival in the junk-bond market is merely inflating a massive bubble further.

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How corporate bonds work

Ed Bowsher looks at how corporate bonds work, how risky they are, and whether or not they're a good investment for most people.