Corporate Bonds

by VM in Corporate Bonds, FAQ August 29, 2012

What are Convertible Bonds?

Convertible bonds can be exchanged for some specified amount of common or preferred stock in the issuing company. At the time of issue, the terms of conversion will be outlined, including the times, prices, and conditions under which it can occur. Most convertible bonds are also callable. This means, in Continue Reading →
by VM in Corporate Bonds August 23, 2012

L&G to launch passive sterling corporate bond fund

Legal and General Investments (LGI) is to launch a passively managed sterling corporate bond fund, subject to FSA approval. The firm is launching the fund in preparation for RDR, as it says that there will be a “significant shift to passive funds” as a result of the new rules. The Continue Reading →
by VM in Corporate Bonds, FAQ August 21, 2012

Bond Investing Strategy for August 2012

Stay safe in August: US investment grade corporates and high rated high yield offer the best risk reward. We hesitate to increase exposure to risk in the coming months. The EU summit lowered the global political risk backdrop, but comes as slowing economic growth in most major economies is gaining Continue Reading →
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by VM in Corporate Bonds, FAQ August 16, 2012

How to Stress Test Your Bonds

After falling steadily for the last 30 years, interest rates can’t get much lower. Bond investors know that’s reason to worry: When rates rise, bond prices fall. But bond investors needn’t be at the mercy of the Federal Reserve — your fund manager or financial adviser has already given you Continue Reading →
by VM in Corporate Bonds, FAQ, Financial Advice August 09, 2012

How to Convert your Bonds

Converting a bond is based on par value and the fixed conversion price that appears on the bond. The conversion price is not the price the stock is purchased at. So, it is unlike a “Stock Option”. The time to convert is the investor’s choice. An example: A customer owns Continue Reading →
by VM in Corporate Bonds, FAQ, Financial Advice August 03, 2012

Are corporate bonds a good choice now?

A quick video demonstrating why Corporate Bonds are a wise investment now, it argues that: Corporate Bonds currently have higher yields than Government bonds Great diversification with: Approx. 3% for corporate yields 1% for government yields in Germany Lower risk: Euro corporates: average: A2 Government bonds: several have now been Continue Reading →
by Thomas in Corporate Bonds, FAQ, Investments April 19, 2012

How will the French Election affect Corporate Bonds?

If the French elect a socialist and then they start printing money, Europe will then see a reduction in government bond ratings followed by eventual major inflation. The assets therefore to buy are real assets such as gold, property and selected blue chip stocks. However if investors are cautious, and Continue Reading →
by admin in Corporate Bonds, FAQ, Investments February 24, 2012

What is a Corporate Bond?

Simply it’s an IOU between a corporation and you. Corporate bonds, Treasury bonds and Gilts all represent nothing more than a loan – or, if you wish, debt – for which the lender will be paid an interest rate, known as coupon yield. And this is why US/UK, Euro Treasuries Continue Reading →