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,

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

How to Pay Taxes on Bonds

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Through bond market investing, it is possible to add tens of thousands of dollars in wealth to your bottom line over the course of a lifetime. Taxes on your bond market investments, however, will slow the wealth creation process. On individual bonds, you will owe taxes on both interest