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Barclays, FactSet unveil tool to bolster transparency in the bond market
January 16th 2020 London-headquartered multi-national bank, Barclays Plc and data service provider FactSet have agreed to collaborate to foster transpare…
Very few LCF bond investors to be compensated, FCA now says
January 9th 2020
Bond investors not fooled by Goldman Sachs’ market assessment
January 7th 2020
Is the 60-40 stocks and bonds split still sound financial advice?
January 4th 2020
A decade in the Canadian Market
December 23rd
How to use the ‘stock-bond-ratio’ to invest
December 17th

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The Bonds Markets – An Introduction
June 13th

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Hints & tips

Investing in bonds is an effective way of diversifying an investment portfolio and creating a reliable stream of fixed income. The fixed-income investments are simply loans that investors issue to companies or governments in return for periodic returns, based on the prevailing interest rate. The institution issuing the bond is obliged to pay a defined interest for the duration of the bond, depending on the amount investor loans.

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“Burrito bond” investors now risk losing up to 90% of their money

It wasn’t business as usual for “burrito bond” investors after being informed that they could lose 90% of their investments or up to 99% if the company is placed under receivership. About a month ago, The Guardian published an article highlighting that UK-based Mexican restaurant chain Chilango, was in talks regarding the future of the entity. News of the restaurant’s financial distress came as a shocker to hundreds of small-scale investors who u…

Trump proclaims success on talks, and the market won’t stay still

Government bond yields throughout the world surged Thursday and Friday following signs that the China and the US had reached a trade deal that will curtail the impact of the months-long antagonism between the two countries. In the US, the yield on the 10-year government bonds recorded the highest jump since 2016. According to Tradeweb, the 10-year Treasury note rose from Wednesday’s 1.786% to 1.82% on Friday, signalling its highest jump since U.S…

Christmas comes early for premium bond winners

Christmas has come early for a few lucky investors who subscribed to the premium bonds. Last month, several people walked away with prizes ranging from £1 million to £100,000 to £25 and this month is no different. Each month, premium bond investors are randomly selected for different categories of cash prizes. This month’s biggest winners walked away with £1 million each; the first bond-winning number is 309GV354472 belonging to a Stockport-based…

The bond market won’t move much, but China traders are betting on it

China’s bond traders are not having it easy making money in a market that hardly moves. Investors have been casting their nets far and wide to boost returns, with 10-year notes recording the narrowest range in seven years. This year to date, the 10-year bond yield of China has dropped only 9 basis points, missing an August global rally that boosted the world’s negative bonds to a new high of $17 trillion. And in October, The People’s Bank of Chin…

The 2019 bond phenomenon not yet over – professional trader

It has certainly been an eventful year for the bond markets. For the better part of this year, the US Treasury returns, which are known to have an inverse relationship with bonds had been on a downward trend before a bailout from the country’s reserve bank and other global players including the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank. The year has also registered some of the lowest interest rates in the history of bonds. Global debt continued…

Current bond yield stagnation similar to late 1800s – Economist

TS Lombard Managing Director of Global Macro Dario Perkins said that the stagnation being experienced in the bond markets today is similar to the one in the depression of the late 1800s. The US two/ten-year bond curves have seen multiple inversions in the past year followed by low returns, which is transposed to price in Europe and beyond. Inverted yield curves are primarily considered sinistrous to the economy and they indicate on a chart a peri…

Watchdog: No more mini-bond marketing to regular savers

Most armchair investors get excited at the idea of speculative bonds, which promise far much greater returns compared to the conventional ones. However, most of the mini-bonds have been at the center of mega scandals such as the downfall of London Capital & Finance (LCF) that led to the loss of money belonging to nearly 12,000 investors. The twelve-month ban by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will commence in January 2020, but the FCA i…

Goldman Sachs strategists: Expect a “baby bear” market in bonds next year

According to strategists from Goldman Sachs, next year’s bonds could be characterized by a “baby bear” market, slightly higher interest rates resulting from an improving economy, little to zero central bank interventions, and subdued worldwide inflation. The firm’s analysts explained that they do not foresee a “go-go global growth environment that would sink the Dollar or result in a major bear market for bonds.” Additionally, risky assets like s…

The $4 trillion boost that is pushing US stocks to record highs

Last month’s rescue of the overnight lending market by the Federal Reserve Bank seems to be having unexpected effects: the stock market is being boosted. The overnight lending rate spiked in September breaking the financial market’s plumbing as banks and other financial institutions began to run out of money. Acting a plumber, the Fed Bank decided to rescue the situation by pumping in more money, loads of it. Other than the cash injection, the Fe…

Do bond markets care anymore about deficits?

The UK’s official opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday unveiled his manifesto full of mega investments that he plans to fund through debt capital should he clinch the top seat in the coming elections. But the UK bond market has been surprisingly silent about the leader’s intentions even as he hopes to win the UK’s hotly contested premiership seat. Investors haven’t shown any signs of panic over being asked to pay for the huge projects in C…

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