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Education and FAQs


This section provides a range of educational resources for private investors interested in learning more about bonds and how to trade on the ORB market.

Bond basics - Explains the key terms used in the bond markets and introduces concepts such as accrued interest and yield.(pdffile pdf - 1010 KB)

Accrued Interest - Provides worked examples of accrued interest calculations and explains the various day count conventions. Also includes a calculator to generate accrued interest amounts based on your own tailored inputs. Read more...

Advanced Bond Search - Displays continuous market prices for all ORB bonds with full metrics on yield, gross redemption yield and duration. Access the Advanced Bond Search here.

Bond Quiz - Test your knowledge with our multiple choice bond quiz. Take the quiz now!


Webinar series - Interview with Mark Glowrey, Head of Retail Bond Sales at Canaccord Genuity.
Introduction to trading and investing in bonds.

I - Bond Introduction

What are retail bonds?
Different types of instruments
Examples of bond structures



II - Trading Bonds

Bond pricing
Electronic bond trading
Benefits & Risks



III - Bond Investment

Direct investment in bonds
Bond Taxation (ISAs & SIPPs)
Portfolio management



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I invest in bonds on the Order book for Retail Bonds?
To invest in retail bonds, you would go through a retail broker who is a member of the Order book for Retail Bonds. The list of which can be accessed by clicking here.

What retail brokers are currently offering access to the Order book for Retail Bonds?
A non comprehensive list of retail brokers currently offering access to the Order book for Retail Bonds can be found by clicking here.

What bonds are currently being offered?
The bonds that are currently being offered on the Order book for Retail Bonds can be found by clicking here.

What are bonds?
Bonds are tradeable securities, issued by a borrower (the bond issuer) in order to raise capital... [CONTINUES]

See these and other Frequently Asked Questions here.

Downloads

Useful links

  • UK Government Debt Management Office (DMO) - information on gilts
  • A Private Investor's Guide to Gilts (DMO) - click here
  • A report showing the daily price and yield click here
  • Review all the new announcements by the DMO click here
  • Terms and conditions applying to use of data published on the DMO website click here


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