“Financial Performance” is a term used to describe how well a business is doing in terms of earnings and cash flow. In our last blog post we looked at how to analyse financial statements and identified some ratios that we should pay attention to when assessing the financial health of a company. Our previous blogs
“Cash is King” when it comes to debt investing. As a debt investor, you must always seek information to help you understand the risks involved. Debt investors should ask questions such as: Will the company I am going to invest in have the cash to pay me regular coupons? Will the company I am going
Price and Yield have an inverse relationship – when one goes up, the other comes down. In our previous blog, we defined yield and described how and why yields differ with changes in the risk-free rate. But did you know that there are actually several ways that you can measure yield? Let’s start with the
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
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
If you could choose to drive any two cars in the world – which two cars would you pick? Rolls Royce, maybe? A Ferrari? Mercedes G-Wagon or a car from Jaguar Land Rover? Now, out of those two cars, pick one. Tough choice, right? Choosing one would mean giving up the other, and vice versa.
If the UK Government were to offer you a risk-free sovereign bond that yields 4% over 10 years – would you accept? Sovereign bonds are a low risk investment opportunity. In this scenario, you agree and are now earning interest on your sovereign investment at a rate of 4%. Now let’s say a company like
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
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
Hello and thanks for choosing to read this blog series on Bonds! If you don’t know anything about the Bond Market then trust me keep reading. My aim is to explain the basics of bonds using topics from the WiseAlpha Bond Academy, a free course that currently offers five hours of accredited CPD activity. And
WiseAlpha, the UK’s leading digital bond market platform, has announced that its new bond academy is now CPD accredited.
Your December 2019 ‘New at WiseAlpha’ is here… As the year draws to a close we’ve been as busy as ever hear at WiseAlpha HQ. We’ve said it before and we will say it again, 2020 is going to be a BIG year for WiseAlpha. So, we’ve been working hard to get everything ready for
Press release | WiseAlpha launch new bond academy
We’re on a mission to educate the masses about the corporate bond market.
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