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Investment masterclass: Are bonds back?

Last year was one of the worst ever for the bond market. Fast forward to today and many people in finance say that despite the volatility, it is time for investors to get reacquainted with bonds. But what exactly are bonds, how do you go about investing in them and what are the risks? Brooke Masters, the FT’s US financial editor, stands in for Claer Barrett to discuss those questions and more with Edward Al-Hussainy, a senior analyst at Columbia Threadneedle Investments.

Want more? Click on these free-to-read FT articles:

Investors pile into bonds

Bonds are no longer the safe option

The appeal of longer bonds

How bonds ate the entire financial system

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Presented by Brooke Masters. Produced by Jake Harper. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design is by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music.

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