A convertible bond is a fixed-rate instrument that can convert into shares at a specific share price, which is preset by the issuing company at a premium over the current share price.
It's easy to become confused about bonds – the term covers a wide range of financial products. Here, Ed Bowsher explains the main types of bond.
In this video, Ed takes a look at UK government bonds – how they work, why they are important, and whether you should invest in them.
John Stepek casts an eye back to the slow, painful bond market crash of 1967-71 to see what investors can learn about the current bond bubble.
Austria’s century-long bond has proved extremely popular. But as John Stepek explains, that’s not necessarily a good thing.
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.
Ray Dalio, the world’s top hedge fund manager, is reining in his horns, says John Stepek. Not because of the markets – but because of politics.
When it comes to overpriced government bonds, we thought we had seen it all. But Iraq’s $1bn bond sale is the epitome of a credit bubble.
Investors have snapped up Iraqi government bonds yielding just 6.75%. If they’ll ignore the obvious risks for such a small return, asks John Stepek, what else are they ignoring?
We’ve not had a retail bond from an alternative-finance firm, says David C Stevenson. That is, until now.
The Bank of Japan has already bought vast amounts of Japanese government bonds over the past four years as part of its plan to lift Japan’s inflation rate to around 2%.
Many people think there’s no bubble in the bond market because investors aren’t excited enough. But boring markets can crash just as heavily as exciting ones, says John Stepek.