Bond focus

A question on all investors’ minds is what inflation is going to do? Head of Research, Sir John Royden sees economists divided into two camps.

Financial theory and countless financial textbooks outline how fixed income investments are traditionally considered, in aggregate, to be a lower risk asset class than equities.

Bonds have had a tumultuous, and for many, puzzling quarter. Head of Research, Sir John Royden tries to shed some light on this quandary for investors.

Media headlines are heating up with references to the current cost of living squeeze which is and will become an increasing economic reality.

This last quarter has been a tough one for bonds with climbing inflation pushing up ten year yields.

In the early summer of this year, we saw a huge surge in retail sales across the world with growth close to four times what is normal.

John Royden explores the much discussed, but important direction for inflation.

Convertible bonds (convertibles, also termed convertible notes if shorter in maturity) are, all too often, an overlooked financial instrument. They provide investors and corporate executives with…

The gross redemption yield (“yield”) on UK ten year gilts hit a low of 0.02% on 3rd August 2020. You now get an annual yield of 0.57%, which is not far from what you got paid before the world slid…

On the 19th of March 2020 the plague reached the Bank of England and it cut its base rate to 0.1%.

Most articles about bonds need to start with the question of where do interest rates go from here? In the short term that depends on how the world copes with Covid-19.

Collateralised Loan Obligations (CLOs) share similarities to mortgage backed securities that we know caused significant financial and economic challenges during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis.

You may have read about the way that the USA’s Federal Reserve Bank (“Fed”) has been active in the New York repo market. This article explains what is going on.

The RPI includes housing costs but that is not the reason why it tends to be 0.7% per annum greater than CPI. The method of calculation drives the main difference. For those with Maths A-Levels, RPI…

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