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Bonds vs equities: where should income-seekers turn?

7th June 2023 15:08

by the interactive investor team from interactive investor

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Bonds have crept up the news agenda, and for good reason. For more than a decade, bond yields have been at very low levels due to rock-bottom interest rates. But with interest rates rising sharply over the past 18 months in an attempt to cool red-hot inflation, equities now have serious competition from bonds from an income standpoint. So, where should investors turn?

This event was live-streamed on the ii YouTube channel on 7 June. Host and Bloomberg columnist Merryn Somerset Webb welcomed a formidable line-up of investment experts for an exclusive round-table discussion.

Panel: Charlotte Harington, portfolio manager, Fidelity Solutions & Multi Asset

Paola Binns, Royal London Asset Management

Sam Benstead, deputy collectives editor, interactive investor.

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