Corporate bonds

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.

How low can bond yields go?

Nobody buys bonds at these levels thinking they are attractive. So who is buying, asks Andrew Van Sickle.

Bill Gross: bearish on bonds

Investment guru Bill Gross sees tough times ahead for corporate bonds.

Beat flatlining interest rates with the 5% solution

The “new normal” of below 2% is bad news for income-orientated investors – but accept a bit of risk and there’s still money to be made, says David C Stevenson.

Junk bonds: apocalypse postponed

Investors were selling in droves last year and in early 2016. But now they’re back with a vengeance. US high-yield, or junk, bonds, the riskiest segment of the corporate credit market, are among the best-performing major assets this year.

Should you buy Harlequins rugby club mini-bonds?

Twickenham rugby club Harlequins is to become the latest sports club to tap its supporters for cash when it issues a 5.5% mini-bond. But is it worth buying in?

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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.