Smart Bond Investing


Smart Bond Investing

You've heard it before: Asset allocation is key to prudent, long-term investing. You've probably heard this before, too—depending on your age and tolerance for risk, your portfolio should contain a mixture of investments, including stocks, bonds and cash. This is sound advice. But do you understand the critical characteristics of bonds?

That's where this guide comes in. We've written it to help those who already invest in bonds and mutual funds that primarily invest in bonds—and those who are considering investing—better understand this important component of a balanced portfolio.

Bonds and bond funds can be extremely helpful to anyone concerned about capital preservation and income generation. Bonds and bond funds also can help partially offset the risks that come with equity investing—regardless of prevailing market conditions. They can be used to accomplish a variety of investment objectives. Bonds and bond funds hold opportunity—but they also carry risk.

To start learning about bonds and bond funds, choose a selection from the menu to the left, or click the link below.

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