Kicking the Bond Fund Habit

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The decision to start buying individual bonds and move away from bond funds may be a difficult strategic move for many investors. While there may be familiarity with individual fixed income products, an initial purchase may prove a somewhat … [Read more...]

Bond Fund Credit Risk

Bond Fund Credit Risk

Credit risk is the risk that the issuer of the bond will not be able to pay the interest or principal payments and you will lose some, or all of the money you have invested. Just as with interest rate risk the more credit risk you are willing to take … [Read more...]

A Brief History of Bond ETFs

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By Matt Tucker, CFA (July 2012) With the volume of headlines that bond ETFs capture these days, it’s easy to take for granted the fact that these innovative products haven’t been around that long.  In fact, it was ten years ago this month that … [Read more...]