Bond Investments and Risk

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3 Ways to Get Your Portfolio Ready for Ebola, ISIS, or the Next Crisis

Between ISIS and Ebola, it seems like the world is in crisis. How can you prepare your investment portfolio to withstand anything? Between ISIS, the Ebola outbreak, Russia in the Ukraine and a persistently weak Europe,...
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Bond Investing Misconceptions

Several misconceptions surround bond investing, including: It's difficult to assess the safety of a particular bond. U.S. Treasury securities are the safest bonds, because they carry the full faith and backing of...
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Bond Strategies for Various Financial Goals

The strategies used for bond investing will depend on the financial objectives you are pursuing. Consider these financial objectives and bond strategies: Earning interest while preserving principal. This is the most...
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Managing Bond Risks

All investments are subject to risk, although the types of risk can vary. While you can't totally eliminate these risks, you can develop strategies to reduce them. For bonds, consider these strategies: Interest rate...
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The Basics of TIPS

Treasury Inflation Protection Securities (TIPS), issued by the U.S. Treasury, are similar to other Treasury bonds in a number of respects: They are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, so they have...
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Beware the Bond Bubble

The hissing sound you are hearing may not be the final death call from the stock market, or more specifically the Tech Bubble bursting from January 2000, but may instead be the beginning of the Bond Bubble about to burst...
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When Is Flat Really Flat?

The bond market is behaving as if the economy is facing future troubles. Amid expectations that economic growth will slow and the Federal Reserve will stop raising the federal funds rate, long-term interest rates dropped...
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Are Muni Bonds Appropriate for You?

No investment, including municipal bonds, is appropriate for every investor. Before purchasing, consider their advantages and disadvantages to see if they are appropriate for your portfolio. Some of the advantages...
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Assessing a Bond's Credit Risk

Credit risk is the risk that the issuer's credit rating will be downgraded, which could decrease the bond's value. Lower credit ratings also are an indicator that a bond may be subject to default risk, or the risk that the...
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The Cost of Waiting for Higher Rates

Not many investors can get excited about investing in bonds with interest rates near their 50-year lows. But rates have risen recently, so many investors are struggling with the question of whether to invest now or hold out...
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Bond Ladders: Generating Income with Bonds

Even though it's our ability to take risk that helps earn greater returns in the market, most investors are never quite comfortable with risk. For investors who don't need to take additional risks, the answer most often,...
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What Happens to Bondholders When a Company Goes Bankrupt?

Seniors like bonds because they can possibly provide a steady income, diversify a stock portfolio, and are backed by the insurer's financial strength. But things don't always go as planned. Companies occasionally have...
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Tax-Free Investing with Municipal Bonds

Keeping more of the money they?ve worked so hard for is important to most individuals. For this reason, investing in vehicles that are exempt from federal taxes can be very attractive. One of the very first...
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Municipal Bond Strategies

There are a number of municipal market inefficiencies that can bring value to laddered municipal bond accounts relative to other account managers or mutual funds. Aggregating the cost/benefit of these inefficiencies can...
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When Interest Rates Rise, Bond Ladders Are Ideal

If you invest in bonds and certificates of deposit, you may be dismayed at rising interest rates of late. But it's not all bad news for your fixed income investments. There is a way to proactively deal with the situation and...
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A Checklist for Bond Investors

Investments in bonds should be tailored to your investment objectives, risk tolerance, and other personal circumstances. Answering some fundamental questions will help you determine the role bonds should have in your...
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Time To Cash In Your Old Savings Bonds?

If you have held on to your old E bonds, H or HH bonds, or Savings Notes (Freedom Shares), it may be time to do something about them. Some of these bonds are no longer earning interest and may even cause you tax problems....
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