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Bonds vs shares – what’s the difference and how do they work?

Looking to invest in bonds? Here’s a closer look at how bonds work, how they compare to investing in shares and how to get started.

Important information - This article isn’t personal advice. If you’re not sure whether an investment is right for you please seek advice. If you choose to invest the value of your investment will rise and fall, so you could get back less than you put in.

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Christian Peasgood
Christian Peasgood
Investment Writer

Christian is a member of our Editorial team with a special focus on educational content. He looks after the investing guides and tools on our website and provides insightful content for our News & Insights section.

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Article history
Published: 29th June 2023