The Investing Show: How to invest in bonds safely and dodge the traps
It’s drummed into investors that asset allocation matters but what should you do about investing in both shares and bonds with so many fears over the latter.
Christine Johnson, head of fixed income, at Old Mutual Global Investors joins us in the latest Investing Show to explain what you need to know about bonds and how to invest in them more safely.
She reveals the strategies her bond team and funds use to try to tap into the best that fixed income can offer while avoiding problems caused by yields sitting near record lows and prices being high.
Christine also explains why bonds are still an important counter-balance to shares.
She joins Simon Lambert, editor of This is Money, Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, and Nick Batsford, CEO of Tip TV, in the studio for the latest in the Investing Show series.
Also on the agenda in this show is a look at the winners and losers on the recent stock market rollercoaster and the thorny question of should the Fed raise rates?