How Can You Benefit From a Portfolio Analysis?

How Can You Benefit From a Portfolio Analysis?

There are plenty of resources investors can study to learn more about portfolio-management strategies. However, these tips are often too generic to be helpful. They don’t take into account what you’re saving for, and how your investments are faring in a volatile market.

How to Identify and Avoid Risky Stocks and Bonds

How to Identify and Avoid Risky Stocks and Bonds

If you plan to invest in the stock market, one of the terms you are likely to hear is “market volatility.” Market volatility can impact your investments considerably, depending on the specifics of your portfolio.

Retirement Planning Tips for a Secure Future & Financial Freedom

Retirement Planning Tips for a Secure Future & Financial Freedom

Whether you are just entering the workforce or you are preparing to stop working in the next few years, it is never too early or too late for retirement planning.

In order to construct a solid, effective retirement plan, you need to consider several important factors, such as:

5 Reasons Why Corporate Bonds Belong in Every Portfolio

5 Reasons Why Corporate Bonds Belong in Every Portfolio

When companies want to expand operations or fund new business ventures, they often turn to corporate bonds to borrow money from investors. This has the potential to create an opportunity that will be beneficial for each party involved.

Europeans Should Prepare for the Imminent Pension Crisis

Europeans Should Prepare for the Imminent Pension Crisis

A distinct difference exists between how private citizens and government entities manage their money.

Private citizens understand that prudent financial management fosters stability and prosperity – in other words, saving for your future is essential, and you simply cannot spend more than you can afford.

How to Use Safe Investments to Maximize Returns With Less Risk

How to Use Safe Investments to Maximize Returns With Less Risk

People of all walks of life want to grow their wealth by making safe investments without taking unnecessary risks – to develop a commonsense approach to building a financially secure life and retirement.

Investment Scams: What You Should Know & How to Avoid Them

Investment Scams: What You Should Know & How to Avoid Them

Investment scams have been a plague on the critical wealth of ordinary people. From the global banking crisis to high-profile Ponzi schemes, hard-working people suffer the consequences of unethical financial conduct.

Investment Guidance for Making Money in the European Bond Market

Investment Guidance for Making Money in the European Bond Market

Like many investment areas, European bonds can be an excellent wealth-building resource – if the investor knows where to look.

However, securing substantial returns with bonds can be a complex process, and investors are wise to work with an experienced team of fixed income experts with their finger on the pulse.

3 Investment Mistakes That Are Keeping You From Making Money

3 Investment Mistakes That Are Keeping You From Making Money

Successful investing isn’t about the money you make, it’s about the money that you keep. Without proper guidance, it’s possible to make investment mistakes. In general, professionals will have advantages over individuals when it comes to investing simply because they have more experience. 

Ten reasons that argue against an interest rate hike

Ten reasons that argue against an interest rate hike

For some time now, the ECB prime rate has been at a historic low, leaving investors in the fixed income sector with only a small return on many investments. Thus, both investors and borrowers are interested in the future development of interest rates. There are currently several reasons why it is unlikely that the ECB’s key interest rates will rise in the near future.

An insight to the seniority of corporate bond issues

An insight to the seniority of corporate bond issues

Holding a corporate bond is a bit like holding an IOU (“I owe you” – it signifies an outstanding debt) from a trusted friend. At the time the money is handed over it seems inconceivable that anything could go wrong. However, if you have enough IOUs with enough friends, eventually one of them will struggle to repay their debt. It may only happen once every hundred IOUs you hold but when it does occur, where do you stand? In the line of people who are owed money, are you are the start of the line, or all the way at the back?

An insight into the maturity and duration of bonds

An insight into the maturity and duration of bonds

A bond is a security which can be purchased by private as well as institutional investors. A certain term (maturity term) is set and the bond has to be repaid once the bond matures. Interests are usually paid at regular intervals (quarterly, semi-annually or annually) during its maturity term. The extent of these interest payments are generally specified in advance, which is why bonds are also referred to as Fixed Income securities.

Report from Genève Invest on the Swiss economy and the removal of the EUR/CHF exchange rate floor

Report from Genève Invest on the Swiss economy and the removal of the EUR/CHF exchange rate floor

Amongst the most prestigious asset management companies in Europe, Genève Invest has released a financial and economic analysis which seeks to draw conclusions from 2015, the year that will probably go down in Swiss history as some kind of “year zero”. The decision to remove the exchange rate floor between the Euro and Swiss franc made by the Swiss National Bank in January 2015 put literally all of Switzerland’s crucial export sectors under enormous pressure.

Understanding a corporate bond’s prospectus

Understanding a corporate bond’s prospectus

Corporate Bonds are an investment tool. Prospective investors interested in these securities have certain things they want to know about the bond related to the risk and return before investing. To help answer these questions, a corporate bond issuer will assemble a legal document known as a prospectus that should include everything an investor wants to know about the bond in order to make a wise decision.

Common errors when investing in corporate bonds

Common errors when investing in corporate bonds

Learning from common investing errors is vital in order to become a successful corporate bond investor. There are numerous documented lessons we can learn from others’ mistakes. In the following you can find a short list of four of the more common corporate bond investing mistakes and how to remedy them:

An explanation of the various corporate bond yield types

An explanation of the various corporate bond yield types

It is imperative that a prospective investor has determined a definite target yield and, in combination with this, the risk/return profile should be performed, which establishes an awareness of investor risk limits. Having an understanding of the range of corporate bond yield forms and the various ways in which they are measured is evidently an important factor when establishing target return estimates for fixed income investments.   

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