Corporate bonds

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?

How risky are your bonds?

There are two main risks when buying a bond. Matthew Partridge explains what they are, and how “duration” can help tell you if it’s a risky bet.

All you need to know about bonds

In the latest of our beginner’s guides to investing, Merryn Somerset Webb explains the basics of bonds.

Should you load up on American junk bonds?

Very few assets around the world are cheap these days, making US high-yield junk bonds tempting. But be careful. A new default cycle is looming.

Lloyds bond battle ends badly for investors

Lloyds Bank’s decision to redeem £3bn-worth of bonds has been slammed by investors as unfair and premature. Sarah Moore reports.

How to build your own bond portfolio

Investing in bonds usually means piling into a managed bond fund. But as Bengt Saelensminde explains, that makes little sense in today’s markets.

Junk-bond bubble hisses air

In the past few years, yield-starved investors have stampeded into high-yield corporate debt. But junk bonds aren’t looking so attractive anymore.

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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.

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