Sunday, May 18, 2008

Research on Bonds needed

I am not asking for financial advice but I want to know where I can do some research on investment bonds. I got a call from my financial adviser and she is saying that they now recommend that their clients switch from cash to Bonds. I used to take in an interest in personal finance but am a bit behind the curve on the latest thinking. Does anyone know of any good sites where I can get up to speed before I make the switch?


markc said...

Presuming your adviser means corporate bonds, and presuming also you don't want to invest directly in specific bonds but would be content to invest in a fund investing in corporate bonds, you could do worse than for information of available funds and what they invest in, their track record, charges and so on.

Presuming also that your adviser isn't working for free it wouldn't be unreasonable to have her explain herself and her reasoning. If she's making a recommendation for you, she's supposed to produce some sort of justification for her recommendations.

If you're execution-only and the "advice" is just the general position of the firm involved, try Trustnet.

The Great Simpleton said...


Thanks. She does get paid and is always transparent and provide good explanations of her recommendations. I like to have knowledge myself as I tend to take a relatively high risk approach to some of my investments.