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07/03/2016  

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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BVTV: Italian election special

Bond Vigilantes 19/02/2018  

With the European economy growing at its fastest pace for a decade – and with Italy itself seeing an impressive return to growth – the uncertainty of an Italian election… Read more »

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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Carillion case study: All was not what it seemed

Bond Vigilantes 16/02/2018  

In its 2016 Annual Report entitled ‘making tomorrow a better place’, Carillion claimed they had ‘a good platform from which to develop the business in 2017’. Less than ten months… Read more »

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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Can bond markets digest the huge supply of U.S. Treasuries that will be issued this year?

Bond Vigilantes 15/02/2018  

The United States government routinely finances itself through short-term debt, which is normally less expensive than long-term debt, due to the upward sloping nature of the U.S. yield curve. This… Read more »

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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BVTV: The calm after the storm?

Bond Vigilantes 12/02/2018  

After a rollercoaster week for equity markets, which saw the VIX volatility index spike to one of its highest ever levels, I’m joined this morning by Craig Moran, fund manager… Read more »

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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Can ESG analysis help improve high yield returns?

Bond Vigilantes 06/02/2018  

Some of the worst performing bonds in the European high yield index in 2017 all had weak Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) scores according to MSCI. Is this is a… Read more »

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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BVTV: Getting to the bottom of subordinated debt

Bond Vigilantes 05/02/2018  

Subordinated debt enjoyed an excellent year in 2017, AT1 (Additional Tier 1) bonds in particular. But what are the unique features of this sub-asset class and do AT1 bonds still… Read more »

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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BVTV: Can Abe make Japan great again?

Bond Vigilantes 29/01/2018  

Having eventually emerged from the shadow of its lost decades, Japan is currently enjoying its second-longest economic expansion since World War II, having grown for seven successive quarters. John Lothian,… Read more »

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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Green securitisation – the ‘green’ paradigm

Bond Vigilantes 26/01/2018  

The global securitised market was valued at $9.8tn at the end of 2016 and, in recent years, some of these asset backed securities (ABS) have made an imprint on the… Read more »

Davos 2018: M&G’s CEO Anne Richards talks to Jim Leaviss.

Bond Vigilantes 25/01/2018  

Are markets headed towards another financial crisis? This year’s Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) comes at a time where equity and credit… Read more »

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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