Video tutorials – bonds

How corporate bonds work

Video tutorial: How corporate bonds work

In this video, Ed Bowsher looks at how risky corporate bonds are, and whether they’re a good investment for most people.

How gilts work and why they matter

Video tutorial: How gilts work and why they matter

In this week’s video, Ed Bowsher takes a look at UK government bonds – how they work, why they are important, and whether you should invest in them.

A new bond that pays out 6.5% a year

Video tutorial: a new bond that pays 6.5%

With savings accounts paying such low interest rates, any investment that pays out a higher rate is potentially attractive. In this video, Ed Bowsher looks at a new bond that funds investment in solar energy projects, and will pay you 6.5% a year in interest.

A beginner's guide to bonds

Video tutorial: a beginner's guide to bonds

It’s easy to become confused about bonds – the term covers a wide range of financial products, many of which are very different from each other. In this video, Ed Bowsher offers a simple explanation of the main types of bond.

Who are the bond vigilantes?

Video tutorial: who are the bond vigilantes?

A group of shadowy investors called the ‘bond vigilantes’ is said to be stalking central banks, ready to pull the plug on bond prices at any moment. Here, Tim Bennett explains why in reality they are a bit of a myth.

What is a repo?

Video tutorial: what is a repo?

The repo helped bring down MF Global and Lehman Brothers. Could the eurozone be next? Tim Bennett explains what repos are and why you should be worried.

What the Libor scandal means for you

Video tutorial: What the Libor scandal means for you

Tim Bennett explains why the Libor fixing scandal has rocked the City, and what it means for you.

Libor: Britain's most important interest rate

Video - Libor, Britain's most important interest rate

Tim Bennett explains the London inter-bank deposit rate – or ‘Libor’ – how it’s calculated, and why it matters so much to you.

What are credit spreads?

Video tutorial: What are credit spreads?

Credit spreads are an important warning indicator of trouble in the bond markets. Tim Bennett explains what they are and what they reveal.

Watch this video before you buy a retail bond

Video tutorial: retail bonds

Tim Bennett explains the seven things you should know before you buy a retail bond.

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