Introduction

    Welcome to Retail Bond Expert

    Throughout the site you can find information about what retail bonds are, how they work, how to invest, and what the benefits along with potential risks are with this particular type of investment.....

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    Market Commentary

    Retail Bonds: Allowing Retail Investors to Build and Manage Their own Portfolios

    In February 2010, the London Stock Exchange launched its new electronic bond market for retail investors, the Order Book for Retail Bonds (“ORB”)

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    About Retail Bonds

    What is a Retail Bond?

    A Bond is simply an 'IOU' in which an investor agrees to loan money to an individual, company or government in exchange for a predetermined interest rate. If a business wants to expand...

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    Investing in Retail Bonds

    Most people know that in the long-run, nothing beats the stock market. This being the case, why would anyone invest in bonds? Although they pale in comparison to equities in the long run...

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    Overview

    Predictability – A bond, because it is a loan, carries an interest rate and as a contract to the borrower the interest is paid in a fixed sum or index linked sum on specific dates each year...

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    Retail Bonds in a Balanced Portfolio

    Retail Bonds in a Balanced Portfolio

    Those wishing to achieve a better rate of return from their money than they could get from a bank account and seeking to take more control of their financial future...

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    Building a Balanced Portfolio

    Individual savings accounts (ISAs) and self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs) are both tax-efficient wrappers that can be used to save money for retirement...

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    Case Studies

    In my 20’s I purchased my first property, a 2 bedroom flat. Although the mortgage was only £65k it was 100% to value (easily obtained back then), This was the...

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    20th Mar

    SFO arrests four over London Capital & Finance collapse; FCA under pressure as investors stand to lose £236 m

    SFO arrests four over London Capital & Finance collapse; FCA under pressure as investors stand to lose £236 m

    The Serious Fraud Office, working in conjunction with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has now opened an investigation into individuals associated with London Capital & Finance

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    17th Mar

    Income investing 101

    Income investing 101

    Do you need your portfolio to generate cash? Is paying your bills and having enough income to live on more important than growing richer? If so, you need to focus on income investing.

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    13th Mar

    Core and satellite investing for your ISA or SIPP

    Core and satellite investing for your ISA or SIPP

    Core and satellite investing is a method of portfolio construction designed to minimise costs and volatility while providing an opportunity to outperform a broad stock market or portfolio of markets as a whole

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