Best Ways to Invest in Bonds Now

With Donald Trump's election, the yield on U.S. bonds has risen dramatically. That spells opportunity for bond investors.

Interest rates paid to investors and savers have been a joke for years: a few hundredths of a percentage point from money market funds, or a percentage point or two (if you’re lucky) from CDs. Thirty-year Treasuries have yielded less than 3%, and securities such as two-year Italian bonds have actually had negative interest rates (meaning you pay the government for the privilege of lending it money).

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James K. Glassman
Contributing Columnist, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
James K. Glassman is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. His most recent book is Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence.