Bad News for Bond Investors

LONDON -- Europe is producing some eye-catching news at the moment, but sadly, it's not positive for those holding bonds -- or anyone with even an interest in the stock market. People are lending money to certain European countries and getting a negative return on their investments, led by fears of eurozone contagion. Just look at Switzerland, for instance, and its shocking interest rate of -0.5%. In this edition, David Kuo tells Jill Ralph his reasons for thinking a far better solution for investors would be to invest in big, stable companies paying a healthy dividend, such as UnileverRoyal Dutch ShellBT GroupSABMiller, and Whitbread.

Investing is by no means easy in today's uncertain economy. That's why we've published "Top Sectors for 2012" -- our guide to three favorable industries. This free report will be dispatched immediately to your inbox.

Further Motley Fool investment opportunities:

Jill owns shares in Unilever. David owns shares in Unilever, BT Group and Royal Dutch Shell. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Unilever. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (1)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 1961908, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 10/22/2014 11:02:48 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...


Advertisement