That Saudi Arabian oil giant Saudi Aramco was able to borrow so cheaply on the markets is odd, says John Stepek.
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.
Investment guru Bill Gross sees tough times ahead for corporate bonds.
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.
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.
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?
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.
In the latest of our beginner’s guides to investing, Merryn Somerset Webb explains the basics of bonds.