The past 2 weeks in the global financial markets have been “eventful”, to say the least. In the United States, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell indicated that interest rates were likely to go higher than previously anticipated, with higher-than-expected incremental rate increases. Financial markets were immediately affected by Mr. Powell’s comments. Later in the week there was news of bank failures in the United States with Silicon Valley Bank being the first and followed by Signature Bank. Investors saw high market volatility in both the equity and fixed income markets.
In Europe, the European Central Bank (ECB) increased...
WHO INVESTS IN BONDS
Today we are going to look at the following two areas: Who are the people or institutions that usually invest in bonds; (and) What are their reasons for doing so?
First, however, we’ll do a quick recap of some of the basic facts about bonds. A bond is a form of I...
Feb 19, 2003
HOW RISKY ARE BONDS?
Last week we established that bonds are fixed interest investments that give higher returns than money market investments and individual investors or institutions that are looking for income and modest growth in the medium to long term investments would find them...
Feb 19, 2003
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