Why Bonds Lose Value When Rates Rise

Bonds are often considered “safe” investments. But they’re not without risk, and one of the main risks you face when investing in bonds is rising interest rates. As rates go up, bonds can lose money. That’s a surprise to a lot of people, so let’s go over how interest rate changes affect bond prices. Just […]

Types of Investments

There are a number of different types of investments you can use to grow your money. Some of them are useful for general goals, while others serve very specific purposes. As you work towards your goals, it’s helpful to know what the different types of investments are, and when each one might be useful. Let’s […]

Best Days Over for Bonds? What’s Next?

Last week bond guru Bill Gross voiced concerns about investors who’ve fled to bonds in the past year. He thinks they’ve “seen their best days” according to a Bloomberg report. His fund, the PIMCO Total Return fund, is now the largest mutual fund in history. You have to hand it to him for being honest […]