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.
It's easy to become confused about bonds – the term covers a wide range of financial products. Here, Ed Bowsher explains the main types of bond.
In this video, Ed takes a look at UK government bonds – how they work, why they are important, and whether you should invest in them.
The Family Building Society is offering a new fixed-rate “Brexit Bond”. But it’s best to steer clear, says Ruth Jackson.
The world’s continuing quantitative easing programmes have contributed to the lack of volatility in the US Treasury bond market, which is at a three-year low.
Serial defaulter Argentina has issued a 100-year bond. Investors beware, says John Stepek. It’s the sort of thing you can only get away with at the top of the market.
Investors have piled into Argentina’s latest dodgy debt issuance. But who would buy this stuff, asks John Stepek.
Economic basket-case and serial defaulter Argentina has issued a 100-year bond. But who on earth would buy it?
With inflation creeping up, investors should be on their guard, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Gilt yields have been steady for a while now, says Alice Gråhns. But that can’t last much longer.
Yields on high-yield bonds have fallen so far in Europe that they are lower than the dividend yield available on equities.
Oliver Butt explains why a new retail bond from Burford Capital is an attractive opportunity.
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.