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Investors revealing their risk appetite with Greek and Italian bonds

Opportunity knocks in the midst of a crisis. Clever risk assessment and canny investment into Italian or Greek bonds could pay back in dividends With only interim governments in place, both Greece and Italy are still left with enormous fiscal troubles, and Italy is forced to pay high interest rates of more than 7 per [...]

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Is the UK still a safe haven for gilts?

Gilts are being snapped up at rapid pace by investors, buoyed by the quantitative easing policy. But with popularity ebbing away a good return, and any threat of crisis set to rock the bonds boat, just how safe are gilts? In 2011, UK gilts returned better than any other bonds in the world except those [...]

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Balancing returns versus risks when buying bonds

Investing in bonds has been a safe bet since the 13th century. But whether it’s corporate bonds, gilts, or even Bowie bonds, there are a number of risks that can crop up and rain on your profits parade At the start of it all was an Englishman. Sir John Hawkwood was a mercenary of the [...]

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Bond investment opportunities: a global outlook

The euro’s ‘existential crisis’ is grim, and investor confidence is low. So where should we be looking to? Whether it’s in Europe or the Far East, it seems the name of the game here is growth “The euro zone is in the midst of an existential crisis from which it may not emerge,” says Andrew [...]

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