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Bonds news & analysis

Golden game changers

14 November 2014

Two major events take place in Europe later this month, both of which could have a transformational impact on financial markets.

Markets are forward looking by their nature, factoring in the possibility of a set of future outcomes materialising into the price of any asset. That's something worth considering right now because in the next fortnight there will be two important and market-defining events in Switzerland and Austria, both of which could have major ramifications for the direction of the euro, gold and oil prices.

Recent bonds news & analysis

  1. Normalisation is coming so plan ahead

    Normalisation is coming so plan ahead

    By Simon Thompson | 17 October 2014

    The end of QE in the US is impacting financial markets as investors come to terms with a move to normalise interest rates

    'In foreign exchange markets where currency traders make their money by betting on minuscule movements in cross rates, the weakness of the euro has been eye-catching. It is also understandable once you consider the key factor influencing it: a move to normalisation of monetary policy in the US'

  2. Default will be the real test of retail bonds

    Default will be the real test of retail bonds

    By Stephen Wilmot | 27 September 2014

    The prospect of rising interest rates shows little sign of dampening investor appetite for retail bonds

  3. Protect your bond portfolio

    By Julian Hofmann | 27 September 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

  4. Golden Lane issues first charity bond

    By Jonas Crosland | 27 June 2014

    Charities can now use a special platform on the London Stock Exchange to raise funds

  5. Not if but when

    Not if but when

    By Julian Hofmann | 20 December 2013

    With a brightening economic outlook, Julian Hofmann anticipates gathering headwinds for fixed income in 2014.

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