In a further sign of the mania gripping the bond market, Germany issued €3.15bn of zero-interest ten-year bonds last week.
Mini-bonds are going out of fashion, says David C Stevenson. But they do still have some redeeming features.
Two once-bedraggled oil exploration and production firms have issued bonds that promise investors a chunky yield. But they’re definitely not for the nervous, says David C Stevenson.
The yield on a widely watched index of European junk bonds has hit record lows (reflecting soaring prices), slipping below the dividend yield on the MSCI Europe equity index.
Junk-bond yields are falling to record lows, reflecting rising prices, as investors indulge in a desperate search for yield.
Investors are pulling money out of junk bond funds and US companies are scrapping new issues. John Stepek looks at what’s rattled the market.
Oliver Butt sets out three bonds that offer both a high return for big spenders.
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.
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.