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Understanding Bonds 101

Something More with Chris Boyd

Release Date: 02/12/2024

Understanding Bonds 101 – Chris Boyd goes back to the basics of investing in Bonds.  Chris starts out by explaining how stocks and bonds are different and why each has their proper place in one’s investment portfolio.  Chris discusses the different types of bonds, bond investment vehicles, and their associated levels of risk.  He points out that while bonds pay a fixed interest rate that becomes more attractive if interest rates fall, it also drives up demand and the price of the bond.  Conversely, if interest rates rise, the price of a bond will go down.  Jeff Perry joins the segment and questions Chris about the proper allocation of bonds for people as they age, and likely become more concerned about stock market risk.