The corporate bond market has had its worst year since 2008. And it doesn’t look like things are going to get much better John Stepek explains what’s going on.
The latest profit warning from Provident Financial looks like an almighty mess, but its retail bonds may have fallen further than is justified.
This social housing bond could be a good place to park your money if capital preservation is of primary importance, says Oliver Butt.
The Family Building Society is offering a new fixed-rate “Brexit Bond”. But it’s best to steer clear, says Ruth Jackson.
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.
Professional investor Alexis Gray believes that bonds can still offer a great deal of value in a portfolio, even with interest rates so low.
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.
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.
Nobody buys bonds at these levels thinking they are attractive. So who is buying, asks Andrew Van Sickle.