True Diversification

The number one rule of investing that everyone seems to know, is diversify, diversify, diversify.  For most investors, this starts with an allocation to stocks and bonds, diversifying the risk and return of their portfolio over two different asset classes.  Other asset classes can further diversify portfolios, such as precious metals, real estate or timber.  […]
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Rising Interest Rates and Bonds

Written by Keith Burbank So what happens to your bond investment as interest rates rise? As rates rise, bond prices fall. The longer the time to maturity of a bond, the more severe the price will drop. For an investor who buys individual bonds and holds them until maturity, the price action will have no […]
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