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Articles for 2012

21 Dec 2012 Time to switch out of the Provident 7% 2020?
14 Dec 2012 Avoid the low-yielding Walmart 5.25% 2035.
30 Nov 2012 Bond of the Week: Alpha Plus 5.75% 2019
27 Nov 2012 Financial broker Tullet Prebon to issue a new retail bond.
23 Nov 2012 Unite Group PLC 6.125% 2020 
15 Nov 2012 Stobart Group 5.5% 2018
9 Nov 2012 Lloyds 2040 6.5%
2 Nov 2012 Marks and Spencer 5.625% 2014
25 Oct 2012 St. Modwen 6.25% 2019
19 Oct 2012 London Stock Exchange 4.75% 2021 New Issue
12 Oct 2012 Enterprise Inns 6.875% 2021 versus 6.5% 2018.
5 Oct 2012 Lower RPI calculations reduce attractiveness of linkers. 
28 Sep 2012 High yield sector looks over-bought.
21 Sep 2012 Another retail bond from the property sector; Workspace issues a 7-year bond.
10 Sep 2012 Beazley 5.375% 2019  
31 Aug 2012 Intermediate Capital Group prepares for another retail bond.
23 Aug 2012 CLS Holdings steals a march
15 Aug 2012 Will retail bonds stay above par?
9 Aug 2012 UK 2-year yield eyeing sub-zero level.
26 Jul 2012 Weak GDP figures supporting Gilts; War Loan back at par.    
13 Jul 2012 An interesting bond issue by ICAP (5.5% 2018).
4 Jul 2012 Primary Health Properties PLC (PHP) 5.375% 7yr bond
22 Jun 2012 We take a look at the new Severn Trent bond.
24 May 2012 Index-linked issues moves in lockstep with traditional gilts.
15 May 2012 We take a look at the old Kent Reliance Building Societies PIBS, now liabilities of the new One Savings Bank. 
8 May 2012 New issue from Tesco Personal Finance offers 5% coupon for eight-and-half years.
2 May 2012 Do gilts exhibit seasonality?
25 Apr 2012 Tesco Personal Finance bonds slip back a few points, incremental yield over gilts widens. 
17 Apr 2012 We revisit the Yorkshire Building Society 13.5% 2025 bond.
11 Apr 2012 Gilt benchmark back up at the highs.
4 Apr 2012 Enterprise Inns 6.5% 2018 bond recovers - still offers good value.
27 Mar 2012 Surfing down the yield curve. We take a look at the implications of low short-term rates. 
20 Mar 2012 New bond from Provident Financial offers 7% coupon and investment-grade rating.
14 Mar 2012 US banks show sharp improvement. What of bank debt in the UK?
6 Mar 2012 We take another look at the BT 8.625% 2020. 
28 Feb 2012 Provident Financial releases firm year-end results. The company's bonds continue to offer good value.
22 Feb 2012 With inflation falling away, we compare and contract two Tesco bonds - and index linked issue and a "straight".
7 Feb 2012 Co-operative Bank sub bonds offer tempting yield.
31 Jan 2012 RBS 5.1% 2020 bond recovers, but continues to offer relative value.
25 Jan 2012 Principality PIBS trade in the mid-sixties, offer over 10% running yield. 
17 Jan 2012 Places for People launches new ten-year index-linked issue.
11 Jan 2012 United Utilties; bonds or equities? We weigh up the pro's and cons.
4 Jan 2012 Index-linked gilts maintain uptrend momentum.