I-Bonds: Pros and Cons of Investing

Learn about the pros and cons of investing in I-Bonds, U.S. savings bonds that protect your money from inflationary pressures.

A stack of Series I Savings Bonds.
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During periods of high inflation like the one we've been living in, it can be a real challenge to find safe investments that will pay off without lagging the economy horribly. This is where investments like Series I savings bonds, better known as i-bonds, come in. However, there are some important things to learn before buying any, especially in terms of the pros and cons of these inflation-adjusted instruments.

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Jacob Wolinsky

Jacob is the founder and CEO of ValueWalk. What started as a hobby 10 years ago turned into a well-known financial media empire focusing in particular on simplifying the opaque world of the hedge fund world. Before doing ValueWalk full time, Jacob worked as an equity analyst specializing in mid and small-cap stocks. Jacob also worked in business development for hedge funds. He lives with his wife and five children in New Jersey. Full Disclosure: Jacob only invests in broad-based ETFs and mutual funds to avoid any conflict of interest.