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Bonds news & analysis

Protect your bond portfolio

12 July 2014

The market can quibble about the details, but the only way interest rates are going over the long term is up, in which case securing your fixed income portfolio against a rate shock is a real priority

There have been at least two by-products from the financial crash that will determine how bond investors review their portfolios over the next few years. The first is that any lefty playwright worth their salt is churning out fin de siècle works about the end of capitalism, in which case stick to 'Phantom of the Opera' or 'Gilbert & Sullivan' if you want an untroubled night on the town. The second is that the future direction of interest rates has become an almost over-wheening obsession among market observers, with the debate falling broadly into two polarised camps - we might call them the interest rate versus the inflation school. Both are significant risks to bond prices, but hopefully by diversifying your portfolio and using some simple asset management techniques, private investors can protect their bond capital from the very worst-case scenarios.

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