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  • Investing in bonds: Consider the impact of interest rates and inflation before you buy
  • You may want to invest in bonds as they provide you with an income and reduce the risk of your portfolio. So are there optimum times to invest in bonds and bond funds? It worthwhile considering what's going on with interest rates and inflation. These two economic factors can have an effect on the price of bonds. Let's take a closer look… The relationship between interest rates and... ››› more
  • [22 January 2015]
  • Six reasons why you should invest in bonds
  • The stock market draws many investors in with the lure of making substantial profits on a few select stock picks. Get your investments right and this may well be the case. But with investing in shares comes higher risks. There are no guarantees. Time your investments before a stock market crash and it could take years to see your portfolio back at pre-crash levels. So what else can you i... ››› more
  • [20 January 2015]
  • If you want to diversify your bonds portfolio, how about investing in bond unit trusts?
  • If you're nearing retirement or just don't like taking on the risks associated with investing in the stock market, chances are you'll be building up your holding in bonds. But did you know you're not just limited to buying government retail savings bonds? You can easily add company and other government bonds to your portfolio through bond unit trusts. Read on to find out how you can do this... ››› more
  • [15 January 2015]
  • The advantages of including bonds in your investment portfolio
  • When you think about investing, the first thing that may spring to mind is stocks. But that isn't the only vehicle to invest in. You can look to fixed-interest instruments like bonds. So what are bonds? And what are the advantages of having exposure to bonds in your investment portfolio? Read on to find out… What are bonds? Bonds are a way for governments and big companies to r... ››› more
  • [09 January 2015]
  • Stock market basics: The differences between stocks and bonds
  • If you're new to investing, you'll come across a variety of financial instruments. Two of the most popular are stocks and bonds. Even if you're looking to invest in unit trusts, you'll come across funds that specialise in stocks and others that specialise in bonds. So what are the differences between stocks and bonds? And what difference does it make to you investing in them? Let's take a... ››› more
  • [07 November 2014]
  • Build a bond ladder to secure a low-risk, regular income
  • Bonds come with a lower risk factor than investing in shares. If you like the idea of taking on less risk and receiving a regular income, bonds could be perfect for you. But bonds are sensitive to interest rates. They perform in the opposite direction to rates. So you need a strategy to help you overcome this. And that's where a bond ladder comes in. So how can you build one? Read on to find... ››› more
  • [14 July 2014]
  • Looking for a lower risk investment strategy? Maybe it's time to build a bond ladder
  • Since the financial crisis, interest rates the world over have been at record lows. But with rates so low, it can be difficult to yield decent returns without taking on a lot of risk. For some investors, the rollercoaster ride of the stock market is too risky an undertaking. Investing in bonds could be the answer… The benefits of investing in bonds If you’re looking for a regular income... ››› more
  • [09 July 2014]
  • Bond fund unit trusts: How to make money from government spending
  • If you're as sick as taxes as most South Africans are, you'll love that unit trusts give you the chance to make money from this. How? By investing in the right unit trust of course. And in this case, it all comes down to something called a bond fund unit trust… What is a bond fund unit trust? As The South African Investor’s Leon Kok explains: Bond funds are fixed interest funds tailored... ››› more
  • [20 March 2014]
  • Do bonds deserve a place in your investment portfolio?
  • When the financial crisis struck, many investors dumped their shares and ran. One asset class that benefited was bonds. Investors looking for a safer home for their money invested in them. And the action of central banks around the world also helped the bonds market. Let's take a closer look at how bonds work and if you should invest in bonds… After the financial crisis hit in 2007, central ba... ››› more
  • [12 February 2014]
  • Inflation linked bonds: Where to put your super safe money
  • When you buy shares of Sasol, what exactly are you entitled to? The answer is: Nothing. When it comes to investing, there are very few guarantees. You can lose money no matter what you do. Most people don't realise it, but you often even lose money just by holding it in the bank. Read on to uncover how you can earn a return on your money safely… Right now, banks are paying a paltry percentage ... ››› more
  • [11 December 2013]
  • Three advantages of investing in bonds
  • In today's marketplace, there's a wide range of financial instruments you can use to create a balanced portfolio. Bonds form part of these instruments. Bonds are known for their stability and predictability of returns. But there's more to bonds than just this. Read on to find out the three advantages of investing in bonds can give your investment portfolio. If you’re looking for an investment... ››› more
  • [31 May 2013]
  • Italy's latest move reveals why now is a great time to invest in bonds
  • Last month's Italian general election led to an impasse that's now affecting currency in the entire Eurozone region. This has kept traders cautious. But there's hope. Today, Italy will be auctioning off some of its long-term debt later through bonds. Here's how you can take advantage of this to boost your investment portfolio!   Italy's debt costs are set to rise today at an auction in... ››› more
  • [13 March 2013]
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