Education (basics)

Education (basics)

A simple guide to bond terms and returns

Understanding the terms and the return of fixed income securities or interest rate securities as they are frequently named can be confusing. This article provides a guide that should help you to understand some of the different features of the investments and how to interpret the returns quoted and includes a list of key definitions.

Education (basics)

Constructing a diversified bond portfolio

The key objective of many bond investors is to build a portfolio of bonds that produces the income they need while minimising risk. Naturally, the details of how to achieve this will depend upon your individual needs and objectives but it is possible to start with a generic framework and then tailor it to suit

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