LONDON -- Owain Bennallack and Maynard Paton discuss the difference between the dividend yield of the FTSE 100 (FTSEINDICES:^FTSE) and the current income from government bonds. This "yield gap" ratio has signaled buying opportunities before, but what does it tell us now? Companies mentioned include BP (LSE:BP), GlaxoSmithKline (LSE:GSK) and Vodafone (LSE:VOD).

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