Ideas for your defensive asset allocation. What to use and why
Do you think bonds are old hat? Do you fear a bond crash? Then read this riposte.
Unhedged US Treasuries been better for UK investors in stock market crashes for the last two decades. What’s going on?
Let’s look at how we can passively invest in bonds. To do so, we need to know what indices contain which types of bonds.
When the US bond market flaps its wings in New York, a share trader in London has a dizzy fit. (Well, almost.)
Lars Kroijer explains how to match your bond allocation to your time horizon, and considers what kind of returns you might enjoy. (Or not enjoy, these days…)
Why are we told to own very low risk assets in our portfolio, and what kinds of investments fulfill this role?
Interest rates are very low. What unwanted problems could this be causing?
Government bonds have bounced all around in the past few days, after the world’s leading Central Bankers said they don’t much care if prices fall. Should you?
Why would anyone want bonds in their portfolio? Here’s the lowdown on the part that different bond types have to play.
I know they’re boring and the future returns look lousy, but if you’re not going to hold any bonds make sure you know what you’re missing.
Do you expect a crash in the government bond market? I don’t blame you, though nothing is certain. Here’s how to estimate the pain it would cause if it came to pass.
Are you sitting securely, and do you have a stiff drink to hand? Here’s how to estimate how your bond fund will fare if interest rates start to rise.
After a storming year, gilt funds must surely fall as interest rates rise. Should passive investors adjust their asset allocation to avoid losses?
Should we be as worried as the markets are about equities, or should we more fear low bond yields? It really depends on our time horizon.