Trading Forex With Bond Spreads

Trading Forex With Bond Spreads

Bond spreads have a profound influence in the forex market. This is in tandem with many of the correlations we see between currencies and other markets such as the stock markets and the commodity markets. In this article, we will show the correlation between forex and bond spreads. What are Bond Spreads? What are bond […]

Sovereign Debt: Implications on an Investor’s Portfolio

Sovereign Debt: Implications on an Investor’s Portfolio

In this article, we will talk about how issues concerning sovereign debt can affect an investor’s portfolio. Sovereign debt is a term that was probably unknown a decade or two ago, and many of today’s younger investors have probably never come across the term until two years ago when Greece, Spain, Ireland and Portugal gave […]

How Not to Lose Money in Bonds

How Not to Lose Money in Bonds

It is true that bonds are supposed to be a fail-safe type of investment, but the truth is that a bond investment is just like any other investment: they are not fail-proof and it is possible to lose money and to lose it big in bond investments. Just ask investors who put money in some […]

Common Bond Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Common Bond Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Common Bond Buying Mistakes to Avoid Investing is a complex issue. It is not just a matter of throwing in money and pulling on a lever to churn out multiplicities of it. If the markets worked that way, there would be no losers and there would be no market.  But because there will always be […]

Bonds and Treasury Yields: How They Are Related

In this article, we will show the simple relationship between bonds and treasury yields. Bonds are debt instruments that are used by governments and companies to borrow money from investors at cheap rates. Instead of borrowing from lending institutions at exorbitant rates and under conditions of repayment which may be too stringent for the borrower, […]

All About Bond ETFs

ETFs can be classified according to the asset types that they track, and under this classification, we can talk of bond ETFs. Bond ETFs are composed to track a basket of bonds. ETFs are supposed to be liquid enough to be traded on the stock markets on a daily basis. Bonds are fixed-income instruments and […]

With-Profits Policies Explained

With-Profits Policies Explained

With-Profits Policies Explained Investment markets go up and down, valuations reacting to not only specific news (for example company results), but also more general economic news such as public sector borrowing requirements (PSBR) and economic growth numbers, and political news at home and abroad. Sometimes it seems that the stock market has fallen for no […]

What are Investment Bonds?

What is an Investment Bond? In many ways the term investment bond is a misnomer of what is, essentially, a form of life insurance. It is this standing as a life insurance product that gives the bond certain tax advantages over other investments, though it is important to understand that investment bonds are not the […]