Its 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.
The different types of bonds are:
Fixed rate bonds or cash bonds
UK government bonds or guilts
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It has become much easier to invest in corporate bonds because of the ORB, run by London stock exchange. More info available at: https://www.londonstockexchange.com/
Profits bond or investment bond
Ed has been a private investor since the mid-90s and has worked as a financial journalist since 2000. He's been employed by several investment websites including Citywire, breakingviews and The Motley Fool, where he was UK editor.
Ed mainly invests in technology shares, pharmaceuticals and smaller companies. He's also a big fan of investment trusts.
Away from work, Ed is a keen theatre goer and loves all things Canadian.
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