Bond Markets – A Brief History of Time

As of 2020, the European High Yield Corporate Bond Market was worth €508 Billion.  In just 10 years the large and well-established asset class continued to develop with the value of outstanding bonds growing more than 370%! When compared to the US High Yield Market, however, the European and Sterling High Yield markets are relatively

What are the different types of Bonds?

Did you know that some high yield bonds give different coupon payments? The High Yield Market has different types of bonds which is useful when achieving a diversified portfolio. So far, our blog series has covered the following: What is a corporate bond? What are credit ratings? What is creditworthiness? Bond security Bond seniority Different

Bonds – First to Win, Last to Lose

Investing in corporate bonds has proved to be an attractive investment opportunity over the last two decades, yielding high returns for keen investors. The bond industry is a multi-trillion dollar market where people invest in all types of debt which can hold good and bad characteristics. Now let’s imagine you and your friend have both

Would you rather have £1,000,000 or a perfect credit rating?

I read a funny conversation on Twitter the other day: would you rather have £1,000,000 or a perfect credit rating? Before I start, you don’t have to ask me twice – I’m taking the £1M, buying a pint and burger from the airport, and booking a one-way ticket out of Birmingham. What made me laugh

The march towards a financial democracy

Over the past decade, many areas of our lives have been impacted by the rise of technology. Technology has changed how we shop, date, eat and bank, offering services and making products that are simpler, cheaper and more convenient than ever. This revolution has also liberated us. Startups have loosened the grip of multinational corporations,

The superiority of corporate bonds | Why now is a good time to buy

Corporate bonds have traditionally been an asset class mainly reserved for institutional investors with only a limited selection of bonds available to private investors. Now that WiseAlpha has liberalised the wonderful world of corporate bonds for everyone, we explain in this article why corporate bonds are, in our view, a superior asset class to equities.