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How do fixed-income investors achieve a respectable rate of return without experiencing the higher risk associated with the fluctuation of interest rates? Further, what is an adequate trade-off of higher risk for higher return? Laddering involves building a portfolio of bonds with staggered maturities so that a portion of the portfolio will mature each year (see figure 1 ). To maintain the ladder, money that comes in from currently maturing bonds is typically invested in bonds with longer maturities within the Laddering tends to perform very well against other bond strategies over the long term because it ...
The current era of historically low interest rates has been great for borrowers, but it stinks for those who’d rather save their money. I was fortunate to find a local bank that offered a money market account at 2.25% last year, but after a couple extensions, I received notice that “bonus rate” was expiring at the end of this month. The old rate was in the 1.0% APY range. I could simply stash my emergency savings with Smarty Pig - currently earning a 2.15% APY – but I prefer to keep a portion of the savings local. So, I’m off to find a way to boost my returns ... Read More
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