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A breakdown of the financial news that can affect your investments

Premium Bonds – Are they a worthwhile investment?

There are numerous reasons why investors are drawn towards Premium Bonds. For starters, they are backed by the government, which means your money is safe. You cannot lose your money. In theory at least. I’m sure there are extreme circumstances where they may not be...

Apple Enters the bond market

Last week the world’s largest company, Apple, entered the bond market for the first time since 2017, taking advantage of the dramatic decline in corporate borrowing costs. Anybody who has previously questioned why companies raise funds through loan notes (bonds)...

Benefits of Owning Bonds

Why would you own bonds if the historical average returns of stocks are higher? For nearly the past 100 years, the stock market has returned an average of 10.1% whilst the bond market has returned, on average, 5.3%. When you look at the last 10 years, the figures show...

Is a global recession on the cards?

(Source: The Guardian) The ongoing fear is that the global economy is heading for a recession. Despite notable financial figures coming out and clearly stating that this is an unlikely scenario (Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell stated that “the most likely...