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Articles for 2007

19 Dec 2007 Yield on 10yr gilts tracks sideways over the the year, but intra-market relationships show a radically different picture.
5 Dec 2007 LIBOR rates remain firm as BOE ponders interest rate cut. Short dated bonds continue to provide high yields.   
21 Nov 2007 Property company bonds suffer from subsidence.      
15 Nov 2007 Longer dated Gilts show technical improvement, targeting 4.5% yields.    
7 Nov 2007 Credit crunch crunches, again.
24 Oct 2007 Inverse yield curve suggests lower interest rates to come.
17 Oct 2007 High yields continue to be available on shorter-dated UK bank debt.
10 Oct 2007 British Airports Authorities bonds under pressure as refunding looms.
3 Oct 2007 We review the action in Permanent Interest Bearing Shares (PIBS).
26 Sep 2007 Inflation a risk for long dated gilts.
19 Sep 2007 Short-dated bonds reflect high money market rates.
5 Sep 2007 Money market rates surge higher.    
29 Aug 2007 Portman PIBS trade under par.
22 Aug 2007 Continuing uncertainty in financial sector bonds.      
16 Aug 2007 Conventional bonds hold up surprisingly well.  
1 Aug 2007 Market turmoil separates the sheep from the goats.
25 Jul 2007 Short dated bond beats deposit rates.
18 Jul 2007 We buy the Gilt 4.25% March 2011.  
11 Jul 2007 Leveraged buyout swamps Boots with debt.
5 Jul 2007 Mortgage bank perpetual trading at historic lows.   
29 Jun 2007 Credit spreads to expand further?  
21 Jun 2007 Undated bond shows volatility. 
13 Jun 2007 Falling bond prices pressure-test our portfolio strategy.   
6 Jun 2007 Portman PIBS draw near par.
30 May 2007 Two-year area provides the sweet spot on the curve.
23 May 2007 UK yield curve inverts further as BOE indicates hawkish stance.
16 May 2007 We examine the current state of play in index linked Gilts.
9 May 2007 Media Group with BBB+ credit offers highs yield; we watch to buy into further weakness.     
2 May 2007 10 year Gilts trading in area of demand at 5-5.25%. 
25 Apr 2007 Longer dated UK bonds hold steady against unfavourable economic background.      
18 Apr 2007 We buy into a falling market. 
11 Apr 2007 Fixed income ISA picks for 2007.      
4 Apr 2007 Gilt yields edge higher ahead of tomorrow's Bank of England meeting.
28 Mar 2007 AAA quality from the European Investment Bank offers 5.4% yield.
20 Mar 2007 Boots bonds trade lower on M&A activity.   
14 Mar 2007 New Gilt fits the ISA bill.
7 Mar 2007 Bonds firm in "flight to quality" effect.
1 Mar 2007 Bonds show inverse correlation to equity markets.  
21 Feb 2007 Italy 10.5% 2104 provides do-it-yourself annuity
15 Feb 2007 Shorter end continues to provide better value.  
9 Feb 2007 Permanent Interest Bearing Securities become more tempting. 
30 Jan 2007 Kingfisher offer higher yield, but also higher risk.
18 Jan 2007 Shorter-dated bonds yields becoming more attractive.     
12 Jan 2007 Rate hike pushes gilts prices lower.
2 Jan 2007 War Loan falls back to prior resistance.