What are negative bond yields?

What are negative bond yields?

The global stock of negative-yielding debt is now in excess of $17 trillion as rising market volatility lends extra force to this year’s unprecedented bond rally. Thirty percent of all investment-grade securities now bear sub-zero yields, meaning that investors who...
Quantitative easing explained

Quantitative easing explained

Ever been puzzled by the term quantitative easing or QE for short? Well you are not the only one. It is of course a euphemism for the printing of money or to be more exact, digitally creating money. Quantitative easing is an unconventional monetary policy in which a...
May you live in interesting times

May you live in interesting times

In 1966 Robert F. Kennedy delivered a speech that included an instance, “There is a Chinese curse which says “May he live in interesting times.” Like it or not, we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also the most creative...
The advantages of investing in offshore bonds

The advantages of investing in offshore bonds

Bonds mean different things to different people. The reason for this is because there is a myriad of investments known as bonds. For example there are Building Society bonds, bank bonds, government bonds, corporate bonds and investment bonds to name but a few. What I...