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Searching for Yield? Making a Case for High-Yield Bonds
bonds High-yield bonds are an often-misunderstood asset class that could deserve a spot in your portfolio.
The ABCs of Yields
Becoming an Investor What the number in front of the percentage sign really means.
By Nellie S. Huang PublishedBecoming an Investor
Build a Bond Ladder
Financial Planning Exchange-traded funds give a new twist to an old technique to navigate a tricky market and manage cash flow.
By Nellie S. Huang PublishedFinancial Planning
Bonds Will Deliver in 2021
Investing for Income Don’t rush to withdraw any 2020 profits from the market. 2021 is looking good.
By Jeffrey R. Kosnett PublishedInvesting for Income
Don’t Bank on the Safety of Bonds in a Pandemic
bonds Bond yields are too low to follow the old investing playbook. Here are some tips to restructure the bond side of your portfolio today.
By Randy Kurtz, CFP®, RIA Publishedbonds
R.I.P. 60-40 Portfolio
Becoming an Investor The old standby allocation of 60% stocks and 40% government bonds might not work for buy-and-hold investors anymore.
By Anne Kates Smith PublishedBecoming an Investor
Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Delivers the Cash
Kip 25 It favors the highest-quality junk bonds, which fared much better over the past year than lower-quality debt.
By Nellie S. Huang PublishedKip 25
Keeping an Eye on Future Returns
Markets Here’s what experts see ahead—and way ahead—for the performance of stocks and bonds.
By Anne Kates Smith PublishedMarkets
Is the Stock Market Open on Columbus Day 2020?
Markets Columbus Day (increasingly known as Indigenous Peoples' Day) is a federal holiday, but not for much of Wall Street. Here are the stock market and bond market hours for the holiday.
By Kyle Woodley PublishedMarkets
Some Inflation Is Better Than None
Economic Forecasts A bit of inflation should be a plus for investors seeking higher income.
By Jeffrey R. Kosnett PublishedEconomic Forecasts