Default risk is the chance that a company is unable to make interest payments on their debt obligations. A business with low level of Net Debt/EBITDA at a very high rate of interest may face a greater default risk than a more highly geared company facing an exceptionally low rate of interest. Interest cover is a good way to capture this risk.
= Earnings before interest and tax/Interest
When Interest Rates (IR) are high (i.e. borrowing is expensive) consumers pay more for their mortgages, loans and credit, so have less disposable income and spend less…inflation goes down.
You probably sort of know how index linked gilts, or “linkers,” work. The redemption value is linked to the change in the retail price index, or RPI, that takes place over the life of the gilt.
Another word for duration could be the average life of a bond. Most bonds pay annual or semi-annual coupons and have a redemption date. So whilst a bond maturing in three years and with a £5 annual…
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