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What Happens to Bonds When Interest Rates Rise?

What Happens to Bonds When Interest Rates Rise?

Key Takeaways Understand the relationship between rates and bonds, regardless of whether you hold bonds Learn how bonds can provide consistent income with the potential for profit Consider diversifying your portfolio with bonds, which are generally low risk As an investor, it’s important to have an understanding of the relationship between bonds and interest rates. […]

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Investor’s Manual: What Is a Bond?

Investor’s Manual: What Is a Bond?

Bonds are a type of fixed-income security in which an issuer (or borrower) is required to make periodic payments of a specific amount, or specific rate, at regular intervals. Government entities, from the U.S. Treasury down to state and local municipalities, need to raise money—whether for specific projects or simply to fund basic services. Corporations […]

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