A bomb-proof bond portfolio for 2013

With inflation likely to rise, it’s sensible to take steps now to protect your portfolio.

In my last column The top bond picks I outlined the excellent returns made in the bond market last year. It’s unlikely we’ll see those very high returns this year, but any hiccups in the global growth story could well see a return to a “risk-off” market away from high-risk equities and back towards capital stable, lower-risk and lower volatility bonds.

High returns are always attractive, but bonds (even in a low interest rate environment) should have a permanent place in any portfolio.

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