Bond Investing Archive

What Are Stocks and Bonds?

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The performance of the stock market is front page news, and even non-investors seem to know whether it’s up or down. However, many beginning investors or people who are just considering investing for the first time don’t really have any idea what stocks are. Bonds are even more mysterious,

Should I Invest in Savings Bonds?

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Many Americans purchase savings bonds each year. Some utilize payroll savings plans that come out of their check automatically, and some are little old grandmas who buy bonds for their grandchildren’s birthdays. But you are the savvy investor and you want to know if it’s worth your time –

Why Young Investors Should Own Bonds

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Many investors who are young are tempted to look at throwing all of their holdings in the riskiest assets – stocks, commodities, etc. Bonds, which often melt into the background, are far less exciting than stocks, which may have the potential to double every few years. Still, bonds are

Investing in Bonds: Same Asset Class but Manifesting Duality in Price Behaviour

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As an asset class, bonds are usually recommended to investors who are risk averse (as compared to investors in equities who have a higher risk appetite). Generally, such risk averse investors are under the impression that bond returns are inverse to stock returns. So says conventional wisdom, or so