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Second, fixed-income assets can serve as a supplement to your income. For example, a conservative bond ladder can put consistent and dependable cash in an investor’s pocket regularly over the life of the holdings. In tremulous times like these, structuring your securities like this may be a welcome alternative.
Of course, fixed-income assets do have their limitations. There is generally a much smaller reward with these options than with say, stocks. Younger generations are typically better positioned to take the bigger risks as they have the time and (usually) the financial stability to explore investment options in various markets. That said, historically more secure fixed income products, like the FDIC-insured CDs and agency bonds available at Zions Direct, are typically a wiser option for saving for foreseeable events, such as home buying, weddings and college tuition. These life milestones aren’t exactly the experiences on which we should gamble our money. Read More
The debate over the reliability of municipal bonds (munis) continues to flood the media as several reporters claim the likelihood of these bonds defaulting due to rising state and local debt. On the other hand, some media outlets are claiming munis are still the most dependable investment available in today’s volatile economy. Read More