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A small corner of safety

"There are few guarantees for investors—but the company behind the bonds I looked at will not be in danger of bankruptcy"

By Andy Davis   May 2016

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In common with a lot of small business owners who end up running their own financial affairs, my eldest brother has grown pretty tired of braving the ups and downs of the stock market in search of steady investment income. So when he phoned up a few weeks ago, we talked about other options. What about corporate bonds, he wondered.

I last ventured into the London Stock Exchange’s retail bond market about four years ago, when I was seeking ways to generate income for our late…

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