Despite bond funds' trendiness, bonds are best viewed as a long-term bet and a way to diversify and spread risks among various assets.
Bond funds give fixed-income investors wide diversification and professional management, and it’s easy to move money in and out.
Now that good times for bond funds may be ending, it will pay to look for these three red flags when choosing a bond investment.
A new option on tax forms this year allows you to designate part or all of your refund to purchase paper savings bonds known as I-bonds.
Municipal bonds have long been the darlings of fixed-income investors, but “downgrade risk” now looms over this market.
Days after the Fed seemed to sound the alarm that the era of near-zero interest rates is ending, Ben Bernanke tempered expectations.
A new yield curve record was set recently, but what does that really mean for you? BankingMyWay explains the effect on lending.
Bonds have long been the backbone of the conservative portion of an investment portfolio, but now bonds are looking shakier. Can you cut the risk?
When bank savings and money markets pay almost nothing, it seems logical to reach for a bit more yield by taking on a smidgeon of additional risk.
Returns on long-term bonds may appear higher than other investments, but before you buy in, remember that appearances can be deceiving.