Bonds

Are bonds back in fashion?

UK retailers Next and Tesco have returned to the bond markets, attracting a significant amount of investor interest. Laura Gallacher considers the next likely candidate.

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High-yield bond market fundamentals are promising, but risks lie under the surface

So far, this year has seen a good market rally, but risks are building, warns Alex Ralph.

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Phil Milburn: Bond markets - can investors afford to ignore them?

While bonds are still expensive, they can no longer be ignored as they are starting to influence equity markets, writes Liontrusts Phil Milburn.

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Bond tips: time for defensive stance as bull market struggles

We round up the bond and multi-asset choices made by our panels of fund and investment trust experts.

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To buy or not to buy: are bonds more work for less return?

As the low interest rate environment recedes, Cherry Reynard asks bond fund managers how they are positioning for the new world.

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Who’s afraid of the yield curve?

Google searches for ‘yield curve’ have grown, but what is it and what is the significance of inversion? Ed Smith explains why US government bond yields have spooked some investors.

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How to invest in bonds: a beginner’s guide

Why do US interest rates and inflation forecasts affect bond yields? We explain the workings of a confusing asset class.

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DIY investor insights: the nuts and bolts of bonds

In the second of a three-part series, Peter Alcaraz, author of The Wealth Game, explains the key considerations when assessing a

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Emerging market bond funds: are higher yields worth the extra risk?

Returns from bond funds outside developed markets stand out, but as the crisis in Argentina has shown, setbacks can be savage.

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