Corporate bonds

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?

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.

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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.