series: Bonds

2016’s Puzzle: Rising Bond and Share Prices

2016’s Puzzle: Rising Bond and Share Prices By: Tim Bennett 05.08.2016This week Tim Bennett looks at the forces that have kept bond and share prices rising together and sums up the key risks hanging over the stock market.

Bond Basics – A Refresher

Bond Basics – A Refresher By: Tim Bennett 12.04.2017With interest rates and yields creeping upwards, Tim Bennett rounds up all of the bond basics. https://youtu.be/Aaw05GvQ6YUBonds are for many investors a key tool when it comes to portfolio building and managing Lifetime Savings. Here is a brief summary of how they work for newcomers – please speak to …

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Why Sky-High Bond Prices Have Kept On Rising

Why Sky-High Bond Prices Have Kept On Rising By: Tim Bennett 29.07.2016This week Tim Bennett looks at why government bond prices have carried on rising in 2016 despite the record-low yield on offer.

Bond Fund or Bond Portfolio

Bond Fund or Bond Portfolio By: Tim Bennett 03.06.2016Portfolios of individual bonds can offer a useful alternative to bond funds. This week I look at the pros and cons of both.

Fixed Income Basics – Convertible Bonds

Fixed Income Basics – Convertible Bonds By: Tim Bennett21.01.2015 Fans of convertible bonds claim they offer the best features of both debt and equity instruments. In this short video I explain how.

Fixed Income Basics – the Yield Curve

Fixed Income Basics – the Yield Curve By: Tim Bennett14.01.2015 Yield curves can reveal how bond investors see the future and help to guide borrowers on the direction of interest rates. Here I cover all the basics.https://youtu.be/d6_7AhyhjGI

Bond Market Red Flags – Yield Spreads

Bond Market Red Flags – Yield Spreads By: Tim Bennett24.12.2014 Bond markets can be one of the first places to look for signs of trouble. In this short video I introduce and explain a key warning indicator – the yield spread