Bad News for Bond Investors

LONDON -- Europe is producing some eye-catching news at the moment, but sadly, it's not positive for those holding bonds -- or anyone with even an interest in the stock market. People are lending money to certain European countries and getting a negative return on their investments, led by fears of eurozone contagion. Just look at Switzerland, for instance, and its shocking interest rate of -0.5%. In this edition, David Kuo tells Jill Ralph his reasons for thinking a far better solution for investors would be to invest in big, stable companies paying a healthy dividend, such as Unilever, Royal Dutch Shell, BT Group, SABMiller, and Whitbread.

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Jill owns shares in Unilever. David owns shares in Unilever, BT Group and Royal Dutch Shell. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Unilever. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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