In this video, Ed Bowsher looks at how risky corporate bonds are, and whether they’re a good investment for most people.
In this week’s video, Ed Bowsher takes a look at UK government bonds – how they work, why they are important, and whether you should invest in them.
It’s easy to become confused about bonds – the term covers a wide range of financial products, many of which are very different from each other. In this video, Ed Bowsher offers a simple explanation of the main types of bond.
A group of shadowy investors called the ‘bond vigilantes’ is said to be stalking central banks, ready to pull the plug on bond prices at any moment. Here, Tim Bennett explains why in reality they are a bit of a myth.
The repo helped bring down MF Global and Lehman Brothers. Could the eurozone be next? Tim Bennett explains what repos are and why you should be worried.
Tim Bennett explains the London inter-bank deposit rate – or ‘Libor’ – how it’s calculated, and why it matters so much to you.
Credit spreads are an important warning indicator of trouble in the bond markets. Tim Bennett explains what they are and what they reveal.
Tim Bennett explains the seven things you should know before you buy a retail bond.
Tim Bennett looks at eurobonds: what they are, who issues them and why, and how the market works.
Tim Bennett explains yield curves – who uses them and what they can tell you about the economy.