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Why You Should Think Twice about High Yield Bonds | Common Sense Investing
 
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In this episode of common sense investing I will tell you why you should think twice about owning high yield bonds. Alternative investments are a broad category, so I have split this topic up into multiple parts. In Part One, I will tell you why high yield bonds don’t quite yield enough to justify their risks. My name is Ben Felix of PWL Capital and this is Common Sense Investing. I’ll be talking about a lot more common sense investing topics in this series, so subscribe and click the bell for updates. I want these videos to help you to make smarter investment decisions, so feel free to send me any topics that you would like me to cover. ------------------ Visit PWL Capital: https://goo.gl/uPcXg7 Follow PWL Capital on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/PWLCapital - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PWLCapital - LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/105673/ Follow Ben Felix on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/benjaminwfelix - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminwfelix/ ------------------ Video channel management, content strategy & production by Truly Inc. - Website: http://trulyinc.com - Twitter: https://twitter.com/trulyinc
Views: 9857 Ben Felix
Best High Yield Bond Funds/ETFS - Are they a good investment?
 
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Buying stocks or ETFS that produce ever growing dividends is one of my favorite ways to create passive income. The best investors in the world built wealth buying fairly valued, quality stocks & holding them forever & watching the dividends explode! Today we are changing it up & looking at 3 High Yield Bond Funds. Are they safe? Is it worth the risk? Do they provide long term income? iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index (HYG) PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index (HYS) Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Fund Investor Shares (VWEHX) SING UP TO M1FINANCE TO BUY & SELL STOCKS & ETFS https://mbsy.co/smLQh MY FAVORITE BOOKS ON INVESTING The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing: https://amzn.to/2W6HCrs MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom https://amzn.to/2WbpvRb The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns: https://amzn.to/2Tauobc Audible – Audiobooks & Originals for Android: https://amzn.to/2UTNC5I DISCLAIMER: It's important to note that I am not a financial adviser and you should do your own research when picking stocks to invest in. These are just some of my viewpoints, by no means would I recommend watching one YouTube video and then immediately buying that stock. This video was made for educational and entertainment purposes only. Consult your financial adviser.
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Why Actively Managed High Yield Bond Funds Trump ETFs
 
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Since the start of 2013, investors have poured nearly $9 billion into high-yield exchange traded funds. Gershon Distenfeld, director of high yield at AllianceBernstein, said it is clear that they should have opted for actively managed funds instead. 'The numbers tell the whole story. You don’t have to give fancy arguments. These things have been around for almost a decade and they have well underperformed the average active manager,' said Distenfeld. According to Distenfeld’s numbers, since the start of 2008, shortly after their inception, the two largest ETFs— HYG and JNK—delivered annualized returns of 6.2% and 6%, respectively, well short of the 8.3% annualized return for the Barclays US Corporate High-Yield Index. He adds that the top 20% of active high-yield mangers, as rated by Lipper, have also comfortably outperformed these two ETFs and have done it with lower volatility, as measured by risk-adjusted returns, and are not really much cheaper than active funds. 'The management fees are slightly lower. They are not the few basis points you find in the equity world. They are 40 and 50 basis point fees, but again, the numbers tell the whole story. Over eight years they have underperformed a high yield index by about 200 basis points and some of the top-tier managers by 300 or 400 basis points.' Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet
How Will Higher Interest Rates Affect High Yield Bonds?
 
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May 28 -- Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group Senior Vice President Eric Takaha discusses the bond markets. He speaks on “Market Makers.” -- Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg Bloomberg Television offers extensive coverage and analysis of international business news and stories of global importance. It is available in more than 310 million households worldwide and reaches the most affluent and influential viewers in terms of household income, asset value and education levels. With production hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong, the network provides 24-hour continuous coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move the markets.
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Explaining Bond Prices and Bond Yields
 
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​In this revision video we work through some numerical examples of the inverse relationship between the market price of fixed-interest government bonds and the yields on those bonds. ​Government bonds are fixed interest securities. This means that a bond pays a fixed annual interest – this is known as the coupon The coupon (paid in £s, $s, Euros etc.) is fixed but the yield on a bond will vary The yield is effectively the interest rate on a bond. The yield will vary inversely with the market price of a bond 1.When bond prices are rising, the yield will fall 2.When bond prices are falling, the yield will rise - - - - - - - - - MORE ABOUT TUTOR2U ECONOMICS: Visit tutor2u Economics for thousands of free study notes, videos, quizzes and more: https://www.tutor2u.net/economics A Level Economics Revision Flashcards: https://www.tutor2u.net/economics/store/selections/alevel-economics-revision-flashcards A Level Economics Example Top Grade Essays: https://www.tutor2u.net/economics/store/selections/exemplar-essays-for-a-level-economics
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Which Bond Fund ETF Should I Invest In? Vanguard Long-Term Bond Funds ETFs With High Yields!
 
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2018 Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund ETF's With High Yields! Which Vanguard Bond fund should invest in? Learn about the best Vanguard dividend funds (Index Fund ETF's) Find out about the 4 top performing Vanguard Bond ETF funds available through Vanguard. The spreadsheet in the video can be downloaded here: Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ky22y2y0lt8ru0a/Top%204%20performing%20Vanguard%20bond%20funds%202018.xlsx?dl=0 or http://moneyandlifetv.com/downloads Video Outline and Time Stamps so you can quickly jump to any topic: • Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV) - 1:22 • Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund ETF (BLV) - 5:25 • Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond Fund ETF (VCLT) - 7:34 • Vanguard Tax Exempt Bond Fund ETF (VTEB) - 9:05 • Vanguard bond fund etf comparison - 11:38 • Bond Fund Pros and Cons (Bond Risks, etc) - 12:10 In this very detailed review you will learn about the four Vanguard Long-Term Bond Funds Etfs (Index Funds) available to invest in. The four Vanguard Long-Term Bond Funds 1.Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV) 2. Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund ETF (BLV) 3. Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond Fund ETF (VCLT) 4. Vanguard Tax Exempt Bond Fund ETF (VTEB) Check out some of our other videos and playlists here: ♦ Investing in the stock market!: https://goo.gl/yVAoES ♦ Save money, budget, build wealth and improve your financial position at any age: https://goo.gl/E97nJj ♦ Learn more about how federal income taxes work: https://goo.gl/D1hCX1 ♦ Ways to improve your life at any age: https://goo.gl/uq72bu Subscribe for our future weekly videos. New videos typically every Sunday or Wednesday. Do not forget to help out a friend and share this information with them as well. About me: I'm passionate about helping people build wealth by learning more about personal finances, investing and taxes. My mission is to help people improve their financial position career and life. I also enjoy teaching others about the accounting profession, tech tips, and helping people overcome challenges in their everyday life as well as their career. You can find our content on other internet planets such as....... My Website: Moneyandlifetv.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mkchip123 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moneyandlifetv/ ***Disclaimer*** All of the information in this video is presented for educational purposes only and should not be taken as financial, tax, or investing advice by any means. I am not a financial adviser. Although I am a CPA I cannot advise someone for tax purposes without knowing their complete tax situation. You should always do your own research before implementing new ideas or strategies. If you are unsure of what to do you should consider consulting with a financial adviser or tax accountant such as an Enrolled Agent, or Certified Public Accountant in the area in which you live. Thanks for taking time to check out this video, and our channel. Have a great day and we will see you in the next video!
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What is a high-yield bond?
 
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We know what bonds are, but what are high-yield bonds? Here's a short explainer
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Bond Index Funds in Rising-Rate Environments | Common Sense Investing with Ben Felix
 
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If active management isn’t the answer, and interest rates really do have nowhere to go but up, should you still expect positive returns from your bonds? I’m Ben Felix, Associate Portfolio Manager at PWL Capital. In this episode of Common Sense Investing, I’m going to talk about bond index funds in rising-rate environments and advice you on why you don’t need to be afraid of bond index funds. I’ll be talking about a lot more common sense investing topics in this series, so subscribe and click the bell for updates. I want these videos to help you to make smarter investment decisions, so feel free to send me any topics that you would like me to cover! ------------------ Visit PWL Capital: https://goo.gl/uPcXg7 Follow PWL Capital on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/PWLCapital - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PWLCapital - LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/105673/ Follow Ben Felix on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/benjaminwfelix -LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminwfelix/
Views: 19121 Ben Felix
Buy Corporate Bonds, Not Bond Funds
 
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Buy Corporate Bonds, Not Bond Funds
Short Term High Yield Bonds
 
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The current low interest rate environment means that bond investors have to take more risk in order to gain an attractive return on their invested money. The current low interest rates also present a risk that if interest rates and inflation rise in the future, then bond prices may fall and portfolios could suffer losses.
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Money Market Funds: High Yield, Safe Cash Investments
 
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Money market funds beat most high yield savings accounts in terms of interest. How do they do it? We'll explain what is a money market fund, the benefits of investing in them for your cash position, as well as some potential risks to consider. Subscribe here for more content: http://bit.ly/SubscribeMichaelJay Navigation: 00:00 Introduction 00:20 How Warren Buffett invests his cash holdings 01:07 Vanguard Federal Money Market Fund (VMFXX) 01:58 Key differences between money market funds and bank accounts 03:09 How money market funds are invested 03:49 What are repurchase agreements? 04:46 Other notes on VMFXX 05:09 Vanguard Prime Money Market Fund (VMMXX) – where I park my investment cash 06:31 SEC money market reform – liquidity fees & gates 07:04 Liquidity fees – how much and when? 07:39 Gates and withdrawal suspension 08:27 Benefit of money market funds during rising rates 09:20 What are your thoughts? Private investing group: http://bit.ly/MichaelsInvestingMembershipGroup (Investing resources) Private email list: http://bit.ly/MichaelJayEmailList (Future discounts) OTHER CONTENT YOU MAY ENJOY BELOW // Value Stocks I'm Watching Series In this series, we will be focusing on value stocks that appear to offer significant upside for long term investors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuujRm10u-Q&list=PLNtmr_AnnWdxrbFd9ODrTOn8ie-3hBldP&index=1 // Stock Analysis Series In this series, we will analyze individual stocks so you can understand the business, risks, and value with investing in these companies. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNtmr_AnnWdxIDK13PUiv2gqbfvnabqQp // My Public Stock Portfolio Series In this series, I grow my Robinhood investment account from $10 to $10,000, build a portfolio of value stocks, and document the entire process for you to see! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hAjDu8NZn4&list=PLNtmr_AnnWdyATMMH5B-MAFWqicUb5zFj&index=1 DISCLAIMER: This video is a resource for educational and general informational purposes and does not constitute actual financial advice. No one should make any investment decision without first consulting his or her own financial advisor and/or conducting his or her own research and due diligence. There is no guarantee or other promise as to any results that may be obtained from using this content. Investing of any kind involves risk and your investments may lose value. CREDITS Outro: https://soundcloud.com/kevatta/vibin-kevatta-x-saib Saib: https://soundcloud.com/saib_eats Kevatta: https://soundcloud.com/kevatta This video: https://youtu.be/ZQYhUwFx7fQ This channel: http://bit.ly/MichaelJayInvesting Michael Jay - Value Investing
Bonds for income
 
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PIMCO's Your Money at Work educational video series provides a dynamic overview of the fundamentals of bond investing. This video explains how an income fund can offer the potential for higher yield while preserving capital. Follow us for insights on economies, markets and investing: Twitter: https://twitter.com/pimco LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/pimco Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pimco Blog: http://blog.pimco.com Terms and conditions: pimco.com/socialmedia
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How to Make 5% Return on Your Investments (high return, low risk?)
 
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You know what I love? The people that say “Hey I have all this money and I want a 20% return!” 🤣🤣 It doesn’t quite work that way. I did get a reader question that was a little more realistic, and that is what we are going to talk about today. So the reader question was: “Can you tell me if you have any investment for $20,000 where I can get a 5% or more return?” 5% is achievable. Can you make more than that? Of course you can. I am going to highlight 6 ways you can make a 5% or more return on your investment. ➡️1. Stock Market [2:29] - Over the long-term the market has averaged 10% or greater. ➡️2. Bonds, Bond ETFs, or Bond Mutual Funds [5:48] - You will have to chose either higher risk or a longer term (10 years or greater). ➡️3. Real Estate [8:26] - You can invest in real estate without having to manage properties. You can do this with REITs, Mutual Funds, etc., as well as crowdfunding platforms like Fundrise. ➡️4. Peer to Peer Lending [10:57] - This can also be done with crowdfunding platforms like Lending Club or Prosper. ➡️ 5. Annuity [13:20] - You have to be careful with this because there are so many options. You want to look at a fixed annuity. ➡️ 6. Investing into yourself or your business [14:45] - Some of the ways this could work include: buying new equipment for your business, hire someone that specializes in an area you are not great at, or invest in a course. If you are trying to make a 5% return on your money where would you invest? Is it something I’ve mentioned today or something else that you feel more confident that you could make a 5% return? Share with us in the comments and let us know. ✅ Fundrise review 🎦 https://youtu.be/RbA8jrqNku8 ✅ Lending Club Review 🎦 https://youtu.be/zpAi9euMCJE ✅ 8 Real Estate Investing Strategies (without actually managing properties) 🎦 https://youtu.be/S0n1HMuOjd8 ✅ Variable Annuities Revealed - 5 Reasons Why You Should Never Buy One 🎦 https://youtu.be/68pJqJZINBI ✅ YouTube Paid Me HOW MUCH for a Viral Video with 1 Million+ Views??? 😱 🎦 https://youtu.be/Nsfmd5cujbk #investing #5percentreturn #highreturnlowrisk ▶︎▶︎▶︎ Get Started Today with the "Make $1K Blogging" Free Course here: ➡️➡️➡️ http://Make1kChallenge.com ★☆★ SUBSCRIBE TO JEFF''S YOUTUBE CHANNEL NOW ★☆★ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkNgKCu9062P0CPyVoBI5sQ?sub_confirmation=1 ★☆★ WANT MORE FROM WEALTH HACKER™ LABS?★☆★ 💰Wealth Hacker™ blog: https://wealthhackerlabs.com/ 💻 Personal finance blog: https://www.goodfinancialcents.com/ Podcast: 🎙 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-financial-cents-podcast-investing-building-wealth/id775107294?mt=2 ★☆★Pick up Jeff's best selling book, Soldier of Finance, here: ★☆★ 📗https://amzn.to/2JVzwwo ★☆★ CONNECT WITH JEFF ON SOCIAL★☆★ ▸Twitter: https://twitter.com/jjeffrose ▸Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jjeffrose/ ▸Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jjeffrose/ ▸Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffrosecfp/ Jeff's favorite T-shirt line, Compete Every Day: 👕 https://www.goodfinancialcents.com/compete
What is a junk bond?
 
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Junk. Not a nice word. And when it comes to bonds, not a particularly accurate word, either. Junk is something useless, right? Something you want to toss in the trash? Well, "junk" bonds are definitely not useless. In fact they're extremely useful. Sometimes. Paddy Hirsch explains what a junk bond really is. For more Whiteboard: www.marketplace.org/whiteboard Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos Follow Marketplace: @mktplaceradio Follow Paddy Hirsch: @paddyhirsch
Views: 39664 Marketplace APM
7 Painful Ways to Lose Money Investing in Bonds
 
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Did you know that there are 7 different ways to lose money investing in bonds? That’s right, investing in bonds isn’t always a safe and low-risk investment. However, once you know and understand the risk associated with bond trading, then the chances of you losing money go down drastically. To download your FREE Report called, “The 7 Ways To Lose Money With Bonds”, check out: http://www.retirementthinktank.com/bondreport Now bonds have traditionally been viewed as a very safe way to create a steady stream of cash flow, and many brokers and financial advisors recommend bonds as part of a solid balance to any financial portfolio. And all of that is true…most of the time. The big issue with bond risk (and how people lose money with bonds) is when any of these 7 risk factors arise. And even worse, when any of the 7 risks combine at the same time, it can prove catastrophic. I will give you a basic review of the 7 different ways to lose money in bonds here: 1. Lack of Liquidity in bonds – Although the bond market is larger than the stock market in total value, there are far fewer bond traders and bond investors comparatively speaking. So when issues arise with a certain bond (like a city or municipality defaulting on their bonds, bankruptcy, etc), it can leave the average investor high and dry with no one to sell their bond to. 2. Interest Rate Fluctuations – Bond prices are inversely related to interest rates, so when interest rates rise, bond prices (the price that you buy and sell bonds) goes down. And with interest rates close to all-time lows today, this is a bubble just waiting to pop once interest rates start rising. And if they rise quickly, watch out bond prices! 3. Bond Creditworthiness – This is an important issue as the creditworthiness of the bond issuer determines the yield, and thus your risk/return. For instance, you might not get a great return on a United States Treasury bond, but you can sleep at night knowing there is little chance it will default. On the other hand, you can get hundreds of times more yield on a low-grade junk bond, but the chances of you losing money (or even all of your investment) go up significantly compared to a US Treasury bill. 4. Inflation / Hyperinflation – Generally speaking, inflation usually means higher interest rates. And since we know that interest rates are inversely related to bond prices, high inflation can destroy the value of your bond. Not to mention, in times of inflation the cost of everything (consumer goods) is going up, while your bond investment doesn’t. So higher inflation could render your bond interest negative after you factor inflation into the equation. 5. Reinvestment Risk – This risk pertains to the opposite issue of the others in that it occurs in times of a slowing economy, or a declining interest rate environment. When interest rates go down, bond investors are forced to reinvest their bond interest (and any return of principal) into new securities that will have lower rates of return. Of course this will reduce the overall income that is being generated by your bond portfolio. 6. Bond Fund “Backfire” – Bond funds have traditionally been considered very safe as they spread the bond risks out amongst many different bonds (versus an individual bond). And this is usually the case. However, bond funds can “backfire” when a bond manager starts replacing bonds as they mature in a rising interest rate environment. And if the bond portfolio loses enough value that investors start leaving the fund in droves, then the bond manager might have to start unloading high yielding bonds to meet the early redemption's. This doesn’t happen that often, but when it does, it is painful to all involved. 7. Making Bad Bond Assumptions – Finally, don’t ever make the assumption that your bond or bond fund is free of risk and can just cruise on auto-pilot without you ever having to review or check up on. This is where many bond investors get into trouble by thinking they can buy it and forget about it. Stay educated on what is going on with your bond, watch interest rates, and don’t chase bond yields! Finally, always get the advice of a licensed bond specialist to make sure that you never get burned by any of these bond risks. To download your FREE “7 Ways To Lose Money With Bonds” Report, go to http://www.retirementthinktank.com/bondreport Disclaimer: Nothing in this video or free report can be or should be construed as investment advice. This is purely educational and there is not enough information in here or the report to make educated investment decisions. Always consult with a financial advisor before making any investment decisions.
Views: 130565 Retirement Think Tank
Key Things to Know about Fixed Income ETFs | Fidelity
 
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Find out more about exchange-traded funds with us at the https://www.fidelity.com/learning-center/investment-products/etf/overview To see more videos from Fidelity Investments, subscribe to: https://www.youtube.com/fidelityinvestments Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fidelityinvestments Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/fidelity Google+: https://plus.google.com/+fidelity LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fidelity-investments ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Fixed income can be a critical part of nearly every well-diversified portfolio. Used correctly, fixed income can add diversification and a steady source of income to any investor’s portfolio. But how do you choose the right fixed-income ETF? The key to choosing the right fixed-income ETF lies in what it actually holds. U.S. bonds or international bonds? Government securities or corporate debt? Bonds that come due in two years or 20 years? Each decision determines the level of risk you’re taking and the potential return. There are many types of risks to consider with bond investing. Let’s talk more about two in particular: Credit risk and Interest-rate risk. Determining the level of credit risk you want to assume is an important first step when choosing a fixed-income ETF. Do you want an ETF that only holds conservative bonds—like bonds issued by the U.S. Treasury? Or do you want one holding riskier corporate debt? The latter may pay you a higher interest rate, but if the company issuing the bond goes bankrupt, you’ll lose out. ETFs cover the full range of available credit. Look carefully at the credit quality composition of the ETFs underlying holdings, and don’t be lured in by promises of high yields unless you understand the risks. Bonds are funny. Intuitively, you would assume that higher interest rates are good for bondholders, as they can reinvest bond income at higher prevailing interest rates. But rising interest rates may be bad news, at least in the short term. Imagine that the government issues a 10-year bond paying an interest rate of 2%. But shortly thereafter, the U.S. Federal Reserve hikes interest rates. Now, if the government wants to issue a new 10-year bond, it has to pay 3% a year in interest. No one is going to pay the same amount for the 2% bond as the 3% bond; instead, the price of the 2% bond will have to fall to make its yield as attractive as the new, higher-yielding security. That’s how bonds work, like a seesaw: As yields rise, prices fall and vice versa. Another important measure to consider when looking at interest rate risk is duration which helps to approximate the degree of price sensitivity of a bond to changes in interest rates. The longer the duration, the more any change in interest rates will affect your investment. Conversely, the shorter the duration, the less any change in interest rates will affect your investment. Let’s review a few other considerations when looking at fixed income ETFs. First, expense ratios: Because your expected return in a bond ETF is lower than in most stock ETFs, expenses take on extra importance. Generally speaking, the lower the fees, the better. Second, tracking difference: It can be harder to run a bond index fund than an equity fund, so you may see significant variation between the fund’s performance and the index’s returns. Try to seek out funds with low levels of tracking difference, meaning they track their index well. Finally, some bonds can be illiquid. As a result, it’s extra important to look out for bond ETFs with good trading volumes and tight spreads. There are other factors to watch for too, but these are the basics. ETFs can be a great tool for accessing the bond space, but as with anything, it pays to know what you’re buying before you make the leap. Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, Rhode Island, 02917 723251.2.0
Views: 65788 Fidelity Investments
2019 Bond Market Outlook
 
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We ended 2018 with a cautious outlook on the bond market. Our biggest concern was that the Federal Reserve’s series of interest rate hikes would reduce demand for bonds, especially bonds in the riskier segments of the market like high-yield bonds; but recently the Federal Reserve has indicated that they’re unlikely to raise interest rates again in the near-term. Does that mean we should throw caution to the wind? Kathy Jones takes a look on this episode of Bond Market Today. Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/charlesschwab Click here for more insights: http://www.schwab.com/insights/ (0219-95X1)
Views: 8658 Charles Schwab
3 Rules for Investing in Bond ETFs
 
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Robert Smith, chief investment officer at Sage Advisory, explains how he has positioned clients for the next Fed move, and how he picks exchange traded funds. Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
Views: 11784 Wall Street Journal
Are You Going Too Short-Term in Your Bond Portfolio?
 
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With the Federal Reserve raising interest rates over the past couple of years, short-term investments like treasury bills and CDs with maturities of under a year or so have become very popular with investors, and rightly so. Investors have gravitated to the part of the market where they can get more yield with less interest rate risk over time. But one of the concerns that we have is that investors may be getting too short-term in their bond portfolios. Kathy Jones explains why in this week’s episode of Bond Market Today. Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/charlesschwab Click here for more insights: http://www.schwab.com/insights/ (1118-84TG)
Views: 5307 Charles Schwab
Seeking Higher Yields in Tax-Exempt Bonds
 
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Investors have been buying tax-free municipal bonds at a record pace this year despite historically low yields. Jim Murphy, manager of the T. Rowe Price Tax-Free High Yield Fund, discusses his strategy for earning higher tax-exempt yields and the outlook for muni bond investing. Learn more at http://trowe.com/29BGS4a
Views: 2585 T. Rowe Price
Focus on Funds: High-Yield Bond Fund Market Insights
 
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(Transcript is below) Fresh data are painting a clearer picture of volatility in the high-yield bond fund market. In the May 6, 2016, edition of Focus on Funds, ICI Senior Economist Sean Collins looks back at the past several months. For more information on the bond fund market, please visit: https://www.ici.org/pressroom/video/focus/fof_05_06_16_high_yield_bond_collins ___________________________ Stephanie Ortbals-Tibbs, ICI Director, Media Relations: There has been tremendous interest in the direction of the high-yield bond fund market over the past few months, and ICI Senior Economist Sean Collins offers a fresh breakdown of the data and what they tell us. Sean Collins, ICI Senior Economist: The market was a bit unsettled in December. We had modest outflows for the month as a whole. Outflows were more significant earlier in the month, especially as the market was somewhat unsettled in early to mid-December. Those outflows were fairly moderate across funds, so for the month as a whole, the average outflow was about 3.5 percent of fund assets. Some funds saw significantly larger outflows, some funds actually saw inflows for the month and, on average, the average fund saw about 2.5 percent of fund outflows. As the market settled down later into December, and earlier into January and February, outflows moderated, and by about late February to early March, we began to actually see inflows into the market. Ortbals-Tibbs: And Sean, then when you look at the data for the first quarter of this year, you start to see a real turnaround in the market. Collins: Right. So again, as the market became more settled in January, late February, we began to see actual inflows into high-yield funds. Ortbals-Tibbs: The other interesting thing is that even in December, when we saw bond funds making redemptions, we also see purchases. Collins: In any given month—even in a month where the market as a whole can be down—it tends to be the case that you will see some funds with outflows, and some funds where investors will continue to make purchases, even within a particular investment category. So in this case, in high-yield in December, even though on balance we saw outflows, there were a number of funds that continued to see inflows. So, investors [were] continuing to make purchases despite the fact that the market itself was down. Ortbals-Tibbs: So what do you see as the bottom line out of all the data that you’ve looked at? Collins: I think the bottom line is that this is kind of an episode that is consistent with what we’ve seen in the past, where there will be a shock to the market, and we tend to see modest outflows, on balance, on net. Some funds will see larger outflows and some funds will tend to see inflows, and that is consistent with everything that we saw from December through about March.
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63: Talking CEFs for 9.9%+ Yield with ‘CEF Professor’ Michael Foster
 
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Michael Foster is the Lead Research Analyst for Contrarian Outlook. He is the only analyst in the world who is 100% devoted to CEFs with market caps under $1 billion. Michaels reports are widely read by analysts and portfolio managers at some of the largest hedge funds and investment banks in the world, with trillions of dollars in assets under management. During the show, Brett Owens talks with Michael on the CEFs to buy with safe dividends and high yields. You’ll learn the difference between Closed End Funds, Mutual Funds, and Exchange Traded Funds including buying at a discount. Sam Marks will share his experience buying CEFs and explain the process. Full Show Notes - http://investlikeaboss.com/ilab-63-talking-cefs-9-9-yield-cef-professor-michael-foster/ Links: Contrarianoutlook.com - https://contrarianoutlook.com/ Where are we: Johnny FD – Ukraine Sam – Asia Discussed: Michael’s Articles - The 9.9% Yields Every Retiree Must Own - https://contrarianoutlook.com/the-9-9-yields-every-retiree-must-own/ - 10 Funds That Crush the Market and Pay up to 9.5% - https://contrarianoutlook.com/10-funds-that-crush-the-market-and-pay-up-to-9-5/ - Gabelli Equity Income Fund - https://www.google.com/finance?cid=645079310145702 Sam’s Municipal Bond CEFs  VTN - https://www.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3AVTN&ei=TM9sWbnAHMuougSoi4WQCg VPV - https://www.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3AVPV&ei=MM9sWcDhHs3fuQTD7piwBA IIM - https://www.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3AIIM&ei=V85sWeryBsHWugTX9ojoBw BKN - https://www.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3ABKN&ei=Ac9sWfmlEIXvugSRnaPoDQ NAD - https://www.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3ANAD&ei=G89sWZibHpLnuAS677bIDw   ILAB 33 – Brett Owens, 3 Recession Proof REITs to Buy Now - http://investlikeaboss.com/33-brett-owens-3-recession-proof-reits-to-buy-now/ Try FreshBooks - https://freshbooks.com/invest Books: Start Here – Recommended Reading - http://investlikeaboss.com/start-here/   Time Stamps: 07:15 - Safe dividends and yields 10:27 - Close end funds, mutual fund, and ETF 14:35 - CEF quantity and discounts 20:51 - Typical investors 27:33 - Types of funds with high payout 41:59 - Buying CEF and municipal bond funds 43:27 - Downsides to CEF 47:32 - Process of buying If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t’ already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! - http://investlikeaboss.com/bonus/   Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.
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High-Yield Bonds in Asia - What Every Issuer Needs to Know (Part 2)
 
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Part 2: General Principles of a High-Yield Covenant Package High-yield bonds are complex debt instruments with tailored covenant packages. Understanding how these covenants work and how to tailor a covenant package is essential to ensuring the issuance of cost-effective high-yield debt that does not restrict the ability to expand a growing business. Our four-part multimedia series, “High-Yield Bonds in Asia: What Every Issuer Needs to Know,” offers practical insights on high-yield debt for Asia-based issuers seeking to understand important covenants and trends. In our last video, we provided an overview of high-yield bonds in Asia and discussed the advantages and purpose of high-yield bonds. In this video, the second in our series on “High-Yield Bonds in Asia - What Every Issuer Needs to Know,” Mayer Brown partner Jason T. Elder explains how covenants work and how to structure a tailored covenant package by illustrating the “credit group” concept, the general principles for a high-yield covenant package and the issue of structural subordination. Missed the first video in the series? Watch it here: https://youtu.be/RVlEIaE4blQ
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Long-Term Treasury Bond Funds & Risk Management #BondFunds #10yrTreasury
 
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I go over #Long-Term Treasury Bond Funds purchases I made. I also mention the #TLT ETF. In addition, a few comments about what the markets are currently doing. I am not a financial advisor, I am simply presenting my 2019 investment decisions. Do your own due diligence before investing and contact a professional.
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3 Steps to Easy Bond Investing [Market-Proof Your Portfolio]
 
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Stop missing out on your best opportunity for cash flow and safe returns. Learn the secret to investing in bonds and get started now with Step-by-Step Bond Investing https://amzn.to/2MqKE5d Bond investments are way underrated by investors with less than 2% of investors holding any fixed-income at all in their portfolio. That’s despite the fact that bonds provide rock-solid cash flow and safe returns compared to stocks. In fact, bonds have actually beaten the return on stocks during the last decade. Now I love investing in stocks just as much as the next person and I’m not saying you should ditch equities but bonds is going to be the secret asset you add to your portfolio that helps reach your financial goals. I’m going to walk you through three steps to investing in bonds to protect your money while still producing that return and I’ll show you how to find bonds in which to invest on any online site. I’m then going to share my favorite bond investing strategy, something that will make all this super easy so make sure you stick around to the end of the video. From explaining the basics of bond investing to giving you tips for investing in bonds, this video will give you all the tools to diversifying your portfolio and creating consistent returns even in a bear market. - Why bond investing could be the smartest investment decision you make - Stocks vs Bonds: how bond returns actually beat stocks - What happens to bonds when interest rates rise - 3 Steps to investing in bonds - How to pick bond investments and a fixed-income strategy for consistent cash flow SUBSCRIBE to create the financial future you deserve with videos on beating debt, making more money and making your money work for you. https://peerfinance101.com/FreeMoneyVideos Joseph Hogue, CFA spent nearly a decade as an investment analyst for institutional firms and banks. He now helps people understand their financial lives through debt payoff strategies, investing and ways to save more money. He has appeared on Bloomberg and on sites like CNBC and Morningstar. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a veteran of the Marine Corps. #investing #stocks #investment
Which Short Term Bond Fund Should I Invest in Top 4 Vanguard Short Term Bond Fund Review!
 
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Which Short Term Bond Fund Should I Invest in Top 4 Vanguard Short Term Bond Fund Review! Learn about the best Vanguard Bond (Index Fund ETF's) Find out about the 4 top performing Short-Term Vanguard Bond ETF funds available through Vanguard. The spreadsheet in the video can be downloaded here: Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/760gewzc6eblc86/Top%204%20performing%20Vanguard%20short%20term%20bond%20funds%2011.1.18.xlsx?dl=0 Video Outline and Time Stamps so you can quickly jump to any topic: • Vanguard Short-term Bond ETF (BSV) - 0:39 • Vanguard Inflation Protected Bond ETF (VTIP) - 5:15 •Vanguard Short-Term Treasury ETF (VGSH) - 7:05 • Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) - 8:45 • Vanguard bond fund etf comparison - 11:23 • Bond Fund Chart Comparisons - 12:24 In this very detailed review you will learn about the four Vanguard Long-Term Bond Funds Etfs (Index Funds) available to invest in. The four Vanguard Long-Term Bond Funds 1.Vanguard Short-term Bond ETF (BSV) 2.Vanguard Inflation Protected Bond ETF (VTIP) 3. Vanguard Short-Term Treasury ETF (VGSH) 4. Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) Important Educational Links Re: Bond Funds 5 Reasons to start investing in bonds https://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-reasons-to-start-investing-in-bonds-now The Advantage of Bonds https://www.investopedia.com/articles/00/111500.asp Risks of Bonds https://www.getsmarteraboutmoney.ca/invest/investment-products/bonds/risks-of-bonds/ http://www.finra.org/investors/understanding-bond-risk What is a bond? https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/bond.asp Why Rising Interest Rates are Bad for Bonds https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikepatton/2013/08/30/why-rising-interest-rates-are-bad-for-bonds-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/#1712101c6308 https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/why-interest-rates-have-inverse-relationship-bond-prices/ Money Market Vs Short-Term Bonds https://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/041916/money-market-vs-shortterm-bonds-compare-and-contrast-case-study.asp How To Choose The Right Bond Funds https://www.thebalance.com/choosing-bond-fund-term-416948 Short-Term Vs. Intermediate-Term Bond Funds https://finance.zacks.com/shortterm-vs-intermediateterm-bond-funds-1573.html Check out some of our other videos and playlists here: ♦ Investing in the stock market!: https://goo.gl/yVAoES ♦ Save money, budget, build wealth and improve your financial position at any age: https://goo.gl/E97nJj ♦ Learn more about how federal income taxes work: https://goo.gl/D1hCX1 ♦ Ways to improve your life at any age: https://goo.gl/uq72bu Subscribe for our future weekly videos. New videos typically every Sunday or Wednesday. Do not forget to help out a friend and share this information with them as well. About me: I'm passionate about helping people build wealth by learning more about personal finances, investing and taxes. My mission is to help people improve their financial position career and life. I also enjoy teaching others about the accounting profession, tech tips, and helping people overcome challenges in their everyday life as well as their career. My Website: Moneyandlifetv.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mkchip123 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moneyandlifetv/ ***Disclaimer*** All of the information in this video is presented for educational purposes only and should not be taken as financial, tax, or investing advice by any means. I am not a financial adviser. Although I am a CPA I cannot advise someone for tax purposes without knowing their complete tax situation. You should always do your own research before implementing new ideas or strategies. If you are unsure of what to do you should consider consulting with a financial adviser or tax accountant such as an Enrolled Agent, or Certified Public Accountant in the area in which you live. Thanks for taking time to check out this video, and our channel. Have a great day and we will see you in the next video!
Views: 3817 Money and Life TV
What is "fixed income investing"?
 
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What is "fixed income investing"? Hi I'm David Luhman and welcome to "Bond and Fixed Income Investing for Everyone". In this tape I'll introduce you to some of the important points of investing in bonds and other types of fixed income instruments. First, if you're like me, you may be wondering where the phrase "fixed income" came from. Why not call this tape "Bond Investing for Everyone"? Well, that would be easier, but it would limit the scope of the tape. Bonds are just one form of fixed income investment. Other forms are bank deposits, fixed annuities, preferred stock, and money market mutual funds. They all have their own characteristics, but they all can be called fixed income investments. In fact, most investment securities can be broken into either fixed income investments, like bonds, or equity investments, like stocks. Fixed income investments vs. equities With a fixed income investment, you're making a contract with someone. The contract says that you loan your money to the borrower, and the borrower promises to return your principal with interest. You have no further upside, but the terms of the contract try to limit your downside. These contracts make certain or fix the amount of interest you'll receive. On the other hand, there's nothing fixed about equity investments. Here you invest some money and hope you'll get a lot more money back. If things go well with an equity investment like stock, there's no limit to your upside potential. If things go poorly, you'll probably lose everything. With this distinction in mind, let's take a look at some of the fixed income investments you've probably already made. Banks You almost certainly have at least one fixed income investment -- your bank account. Still, you'd be surprised to hear that a good portion of the population doesn't even have a bank account! But banks are so prevalent that they probably don't need much of an explanation. They're simple. You deposit your money, and they pay you interest. There's none of the complications associated with capital gains or losses, so paying taxes on your interest is straight forward. And thanks to federal disclosure laws, shopping around for the best bank is easy. For certificates of deposit, just look for the bank paying the best interest. Almost all banks are covered by the same Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, so you don't have to worry about the bank's stability, as long as your deposit is under $100,000. If you're looking for a checking or other cash management account, things are a little more difficult. Banks are earning more and more money off the fees they charge their customers, so you need to shop around for a bank that will give you the best deal on interest income, low fees and convenience. Copyright 1997 by David Luhman
Views: 11576 MoneyHop.com
Why Income Investing Will Not Give You Income | Common Sense Investing
 
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Today I want to tell you why focusing on investing to generate income is a flawed strategy altogether, and why a total return approach to investing will lead to a more reliable outcome. In my last two videos, I talked about high yield bonds and preferred shares. These are two alternative asset classes that investors venture into when they are seeking higher income yields. I told you why you might want to avoid those asset classes here: Why You Should Think Twice About High Yield Bonds: https://youtu.be/CZp9ULWi3pI Why I Prefer to Avoid Preferred Shares: https://youtu.be/rRlkvFVTqvM ------------------ Visit PWL Capital: https://goo.gl/uPcXg7 Follow PWL Capital on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/PWLCapital - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PWLCapital - LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/105673/ Follow Ben Felix on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/benjaminwfelix - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminwfelix/ ------------------ Video channel management, content strategy & production by Truly Inc. - Website: http://trulyinc.com - Twitter: https://twitter.com/trulyinc
Views: 28489 Ben Felix
Mutual Funds and Bond Yields (HINDI)
 
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Mutual Funds and Bond Yields have a correlation with each other. Increase in bond yields results in an increase in interest rates. It is either a result of or results in REPO Rate by RBI. Therefore, bond price decrease and in such a scenario, Short term debt funds deliver best returns. On the contrary, If the bond yield decrease as a result of the cut in Repo Rate, the bond price increase. It leads to higher returns from long term debt mutual funds. An investor can take advantage of this correlation between Mutual Funds and Bond Yields. When the interest rates are increasing, Short term debt mutual funds should be preferred and in case interest rates are decreasing, Long term debt mutual funds deliver superior returns. By investing in debt mutual funds, an investor can generate returns higher than the traditional investment options like fixed deposits or small savings schemes. The only catch is to understand the interest rate cycle to decide on the type of debt mutual fund. If you liked this video, You can "Subscribe" to my YouTube Channel. The link is as follows https://goo.gl/nsh0Oh By subscribing, You can daily watch a new Educational and Informative video in your own Hindi language. For more such interesting and informative content, join me at: Website: http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ T: http://twitter.com/nitinbhatia121 G+: https://plus.google.com/+NitinBhatia #NitinBhatia
Views: 17586 Nitin Bhatia
Investing Basics: Bonds
 
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Bonds are one of the most common investments, but to many investors they’re still a mystery. In this video you’ll learn the basics of bonds and how they might be used by traders looking to preserve capital and pursue extra income.
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Earn EASY PASSIVE INCOME with Vanguard Index Funds
 
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Start earning easy passive income with Vanguard index funds. Not interested or don't have the time to pick individual stocks? No problem. We'll walk through the best Vanguard ETFs so you can start investing in index funds and begin collecting dividends. Subscribe here for more content: http://bit.ly/SubscribeMichaelJay Check out my latest video: http://bit.ly/NewVideosMichaelJay In this video we will discuss the best Vanguard ETFs you can use to build a simple portfolio of index funds. We will cover which Vanguard index fund may be the best for you. The funds discussed include: Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) This fund is designed to provide investors with exposure to the entire U.S. equity market, including small-, mid-, and large-cap growth and value stocks. The fund’s key attributes are its low costs, broad diversification, and the potential for tax efficiency. Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) This fund offers investors a low cost way to gain equity exposure to both developed and emerging international economies. The fund tracks stock markets all over the globe, with the exception of the United States. Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) This index fund provides investors low-cost, diversified exposure to large-, mid-, and small-capitalization companies in developed markets outside of the United States. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) This fund offers investors a low-cost way to gain equity exposure to emerging markets. The fund invests in stocks of companies located in emerging markets around the world, such as Brazil, Russia, India, Taiwan, and China. Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) This fund is designed to provide broad exposure to U.S. investment grade bonds. Reflecting this goal, the fund invests about 30% in corporate bonds and 70% in U.S. government bonds of all maturities (short-, intermediate-, and long-term issues). Vanguard Prime Money Market Fund (VMMXX) This fund seeks to provide current income and preserve shareholders’ principal investment by maintaining a share price of $1. As such it is considered one of the most conservative investment options offered by Vanguard. OTHER CONTENT YOU MAY ENJOY BELOW // 2018 YouTube Investor Stock Draft Watch as I and other YouTube investors participate in my 2018 Stock Draft for a cash prize and bragging rights in the investor community! https://youtu.be/SJvZQNqXJzY // Value Stocks I'm Watching Series In this series, we will be focusing on value stocks that appear to offer significant upside for long term investors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuujRm10u-Q&list=PLNtmr_AnnWdxrbFd9ODrTOn8ie-3hBldP // #10to10Kchallenge Investment Series Want to grow your investment accounts? Join me as I take the #10to10Kchallenge and grow my Robinhood investment account from $10 to $10,000, build a portfolio of value stocks, and document the entire process for you to see! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hAjDu8NZn4&list=PLNtmr_AnnWdyATMMH5B-MAFWqicUb5zFj // Get Started Investing New to investing? Check out my collection of resources to help get you started on the right foot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysVNNfXeIxE&list=PLNtmr_AnnWdy-zD9dJiH_LSDIXe9RshlV // Open a Free No-Commission Stock Account If you are looking to open a stock trading account to begin investing, I highly recommend starting with Robinhood as they offer free stock trading. Unlike traditional brokers, they do not charge commission on trades or require a minimum account balance. How to get a free stock on Robinhood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6pFDDeRxrs If you are reading this and haven't subscribed yet, then click the subscribe button and let me know in the comments what videos you would like to see more of! DISCLAIMER: This video is a resource for educational and general informational purposes and do not constitute actual financial advice. No one should make any investment decision without first consulting his or her own financial advisor and/or conducting his or her own research and due diligence. There is no guarantee or other promise as to any results that may be obtained from using this content. Investing of any kind involves risk and your investments may lose value. CREDITS Song: DJ Quads - I Like To Soundcloud Link: https://soundcloud.com/AKA-DJ-QUADS
Dave Explains Why He Doesn't Recommend Bonds
 
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Learn to budget, beat debt, & build a legacy. Visit the online store today: https://goo.gl/GjPwhe Subscribe to stay up to date with the latest videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/DaveRamseyShow?sub_confirmation=1 Welcome to The Dave Ramsey Show like you've never seen it before. The show live streams on YouTube M-F 2-5pm ET! Watch Dave live in studio every day and see behind-the-scenes action from Dave's producers. Watch video profiles of debt-free callers and see them call in live from Ramsey Solutions. During breaks, you'll see exclusive content from people like Rachel Cruze, and Chris Hogan, Christy Wright and Chris Brown —as well as all kinds of other video pieces that we'll unveil every day. The Dave Ramsey Show channel will change the way you experience one of the most popular radio shows in the country!
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Which Vanguard Dividend Fund Should I Invest In?  2018 Vanguard Dividend Funds With High Returns
 
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2018 Vanguard Dividend Fund ETF's With High Returns! Which Vanguard dividend funds you should invest in? Learn about the best Vanguard dividend funds (Index Fund ETF's) Find out about the 4 top performing Vanguard dividend ETF funds available. The spreadsheet in the video can be downloaded here: Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m351uyhgdnstlgb/Vanguard%20dividend%20funds.xlsx?dl=0 or http://moneyandlifetv.com/downloads Video Outline and Time Stamps so you can quickly jump to any topic: •Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Fund (VIY) - 1:58 • Vanguard High Yield Fund (VYM) - 4:55 • International Dividend Appreciation Fund (VIGI) - 6:46 • Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Fund (VYMI) - 8:27 • Common stocks each fund holds - 9:43 • VIG VS VYM - 11:12 • VIGI VS VYMI - 13:48 In this very detailed review you will learn about the four Vanguard Dividend ETF (Index Funds) available to invest in. The four Vanguard divdend index funds are as follows: 1. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Fund (VIY) 2. Vanguard High Yield Fund (VYM) 3. International Dividend Appreciation Fund (VIGI) 4. Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Fund (VYMI) Check out some of our other videos and playlists here: ♦ Investing in the stock market!: https://goo.gl/yVAoES ♦ Save money, budget, build wealth and improve your financial position at any age: https://goo.gl/E97nJj ♦ Learn more about how federal income taxes work: https://goo.gl/D1hCX1 ♦ Ways to improve your life at any age: https://goo.gl/uq72bu Subscribe for our future weekly videos. New videos typically every Sunday or Wednesday. Do not forget to help out a friend and share this information with them as well. About me: I'm passionate about helping people build wealth by learning more about personal finances, investing and taxes. My mission is to help people improve their financial position career and life. I also enjoy teaching others about the accounting profession, tech tips, and helping people overcome challenges in their everyday life as well as their career. You can find our content on other internet planets such as....... My Website: Moneyandlifetv.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mkchip123 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moneyandlifetv/ ***Disclaimer*** All of the information in this video is presented for educational purposes only and should not be taken as financial, tax, or investing advice by any means. I am not a financial adviser. Although I am a CPA I cannot advise someone for tax purposes without knowing their complete tax situation. You should always do your own research before implementing new ideas or strategies. If you are unsure of what to do you should consider consulting with a financial adviser or tax accountant such as an Enrolled Agent, or Certified Public Accountant in the area in which you live. Thanks for taking time to check out this video, and our channel. Have a great day and we will see you in the next video!
Views: 32346 Money and Life TV
The Junk-Bond Market Pukes
 
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Risk is getting repriced. And rather suddenly. What are the real-world consequences? And how will it impact stocks?
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Vanguard leader's advice for a young investor
 
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1/4/2018 Webcast: Our new leaders look ahead to 2018 Tips for a new investor and a new retiree Important information All investing is subject to risk, including possible loss of principal. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Bond funds are subject to the risk that an issuer will fail to make payments on time, and that bond prices will decline because of rising interest rates or negative perceptions of an issuer's ability to make payments. High-yield bonds generally have medium- and lower-range credit quality ratings and are therefore subject to a higher level of credit risk than bonds with higher credit quality ratings. Investments in target-date funds are subject to the risks of their underlying funds. The year in the fund name refers to the approximate year (the target date) when an investor in the fund would retire and leave the workforce. The fund will gradually shift its emphasis from more aggressive investments to more conservative ones based on its target date. An investment in target date funds is not guaranteed at any time, including on or after the target date. For more information about Vanguard funds, visit https://vgi.vg/2ER3TRS to obtain a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus. Investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information about a fund are contained in the prospectus; read and consider it carefully before investing. © 2018 The Vanguard Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Vanguard Marketing Corporation, Distributor of the Vanguard Funds.
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STOCKS TO WATCH IN 2018 - ETF BOND HEDGE
 
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What do I do? Full-time independent stock market analyst and researcher: https://sven-carlin-research-platform.teachable.com/p/stock-market-research-platform Check the comparative stock list table on my Stock market research platform under curriculum preview! I am also a book author: Modern Value Investing book: https://amzn.to/2lvfH3t More about me and some written reports at the Sven Carlin blog: https://svencarlin.com Stock market for modern value investors Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/modernvalueinvesting/ I will start the stocks to watch or stocks to buy in 2018 series with a bond and the rationale behind investing in bonds. The current yield has gone up and if you want protection from declining yields and low inflation, you might want to look at bonds. This does not mean a financial crisis will come but a proper portfolio strategy should hold bonds and a 2.4% yield is attractive. Nobody knows whether the FED will be able to deliver on its projected policy measures but being prepared to anything is always good. Perhaps a Treasury bond or ETF will be the best investment or stock in 2018. I discuss why a bond ETF might be a good hedge for your portfolio by analyzing macroeconomic factors affecting the American economy,
Relationship between bond prices and interest rates | Finance & Capital Markets | Khan Academy
 
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Why bond prices move inversely to changes in interest rate. Created by Sal Khan. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/stock-and-bonds/bonds-tutorial/v/treasury-bond-prices-and-yields?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=financeandcapitalmarkets Missed the previous lesson? Watch here: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/stock-and-bonds/bonds-tutorial/v/introduction-to-the-yield-curve?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=financeandcapitalmarkets Finance and capital markets on Khan Academy: Both corporations and governments can borrow money by selling bonds. This tutorial explains how this works and how bond prices relate to interest rates. In general, understanding this not only helps you with your own investing, but gives you a lens on the entire global economy. About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to Khan Academy’s Finance and Capital Markets channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ1Rt02HirUvBK2D2-ZO_2g?sub_confirmation=1 Subscribe to Khan Academy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=khanacademy
Views: 574316 Khan Academy
Advantages of Investing in Municipal Bonds
 
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This video discusses the advantages of investing in municipal bonds: namely, the historically lower risk of default (relative to corporate bonds) and tax-exempt nature of most municipal bonds. The video provides an example to show how the after-tax return of a municipal bond can be higher than a corporate bond that has a higher pretax yield. The video also demonstrates why municipal bonds are more attractive to high-income investors by showing that the tax-equivalent yield of a municipal bond increases as a person's tax rate increases. Edspira is your source for business and financial education. To view the entire video library for free, visit http://www.Edspira.com To like us on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/Edspira Edspira is the creation of Michael McLaughlin, who went from teenage homelessness to a PhD. The goal of Michael's life is to increase access to education so all people can achieve their dreams. To learn more about Michael's story, visit http://www.MichaelMcLaughlin.com To follow Michael on Facebook, visit https://facebook.com/Prof.Michael.McLaughlin To follow Michael on Twitter, visit https://twitter.com/Prof_McLaughlin
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Best Bond ETFs Investing 2019 (Robinhood and M1 Finance)
 
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Views: 3774 Bruce Wannng
Debt Funds Explained - When Interest Rate or Bond Yield is Increasing
 
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Debt Funds Explained in this video are specific to a scenario when Interest Rate or Bond Yield is Increasing. However, the basic concept remains the same. As an investor you can generate double digit returns from the debt funds provided you follow 2 conditions. 1. Invest in short term debt funds when the interest rate cycle or bond yield is increasing. On the contrary, investing in long term debt funds when the interest rate cycle or bond yield is decreasing. By doing this you can take advantage of a full reversal of the cycle. 2. You should invest in debt funds at the right time i.e. just at the beginning of the reversal of the interest rate cycle else you will miss the rally. I generated double digit returns from long term debt funds in 2013-14 when the interest rate cycle was softening. Currently, it is anticipated that interest rate cycle is at the verge of reversal & will increase. Therefore, to take advantage i have invested in short term debt funds & credit opportunities fund. Also, your investment horizon should match with the investment horizon of debt funds to maximize returns. Always chose the scheme with good rating and large in size i.e. AUM. If you liked this video, You can "Subscribe" to my YouTube Channel. The link is as follows https://goo.gl/nsh0Oh By subscribing, You can daily watch a new Educational and Informative video in your own Hindi language. For more such interesting and informative content, join me at: Website: http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ T: http://twitter.com/nitinbhatia121 G+: https://plus.google.com/+NitinBhatia #NitinBhatia
Views: 17328 Nitin Bhatia
Outlook for High-Yield and Leveraged Finance
 
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The high-yield bond market has rallied again in recent months after a selloff that drove yields to their highest levels since 2011. The market was hit hard in 2015 and early 2016 by worries about slowing global growth and the collapse of energy prices—which slammed the bonds of many oil and gas companies. Lately, growth fears have eased and oil prices have recouped some of their losses. But many investors remain concerned about other potential threats to high-yield, including credit tightening by the Federal Reserve, prolonged weakness in emerging-market economies and the rising tide of corporate debt maturing between 2018 and 2022. Are central bank policies, including negative interest rates in Europe, supportive or hazardous for high-yield? Which industries offer the best value prospects for investors now? On this panel, leaders in high-yield and leveraged finance will share their outlooks and strategies. Moderator Tom Braithwaite, Lex Writer, Financial Times Speakers Christopher Boyle, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Guggenheim Partners Peter Budko, Partner, AR Global Henry Chyung, Chief Investment Officer, Post Advisory Group Robert Kricheff, Global Strategist and High-Yield Portfolio Manager, Shenkman Capital Andrew Whittaker, Vice Chairman, Jefferies; Vice Chairman, Leucadia National Corp.
Views: 5458 Milken Institute
Getting Rich with Bonds
 
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#Bondinvesting Many people have become wealthy with stocks, but what about bonds? Do bonds have a place in your portfolio? Let's look at the returns of each a little bit closer. Private Members-Only Group: https://www.patreon.com/kennyrobinson Average Equity Investor Returns: https://www.thebalance.com/why-average-investors-earn-below-average-market-returns-2388519 Vanguard Long-Term Investment-Grade Fund: https://www.morningstar.com/funds/XNAS/VWESX/quote.html Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Fund: https://www.morningstar.com/funds/XNAS/VWEHX/quote.html Buy stocks/bonds commission free here: https://mbsy.co/qgvmm Connect with me on Instagram: @kennyrrobinson Channel Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4336 Pocatello, Idaho 83205 Disclaimer: I'm not your financial advisor, attorney, or tax professional, and nothing I say is meant to be a recommendation to buy or sell any financial instrument. This video is intended for entertainment purposes only. Do your own due diligence, and take 100% responsibility for your financial decisions. Seek professional advice and guidance to aid your financial decisions. Referral links are present on my channel.
Views: 3910 Kenny Robinson
Municipal Bonds or Muni Bond Funds: Investing 101 w/ Doug Flynn, CFP
 
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Doug Flynn, CFP, of Flynn Zito Capital Management, LLC on the many ways to Invest Municipal Bonds Ali: ...He started by telling us exactly what a municipal bond is. Doug: You're basically lending money to a municipality, to a government, a state, a city, to do particular projects, and for that they're going to pay you interest, and that interest is typically tax-free. Ali: Generally speaking though, if I buy an individual bond, I know what my return is going to be. There might be some chance I don't get paid, they're all rated, but if I get paid, I'm going to get a return, a percentage return. Doug: That's right, as a standard return, you might get interest every six months, which doesn't automatically reinvest, there's no way to do that: you're going to take that check and do something else with it. But absolutely, you know what you're going to get, and when you're going to get it. The problem now is if you buy a thirty year bond at a low point, and rates are higher in five years, you're going to be very angry that you locked in at a lower point when there will be higher bond rates coming in a few years. Ali: So that is the advantage of buying it in a fund, because a fund manager trades in and out of these things. Doug: That's right, and people dont realize that there is a benefit to trading, because when they do something called bond swaps, where there might be a way to do different things by buying one bond and selling another one that boosts the yield. But absolutely, you get bonds that get called on you, and the fund also has the benefit of a monthly dividend that can reinvest, so a lot of people like that. It's also a much better, easier, cheaper way to get involved. When you buy an individual municipal bond, people don't realize, unless you have $1,000,000, you're not an institutional investor, you're paying a price that can be 2 or 3 or 4% more, where a fund is going to pool that asset, or if you have that $1,000,000, you can get preferential pricing, but it's what the funds are going to hopefully bring to you. But you don't get a fixed return, and your fixed principal back to you. Ali: So doesn't that defeat the purpose? Because I buy a bond knowing what I'm getting over time. Doug: There are times you may want to buy an individual bond no matter what type of bond it is. I would say at a time when rates are extremely high, and possibly going down. That's when you want to lock in for as long as you can. But when rates are constantly going up, for the next couple of decades perhaps, and I don't know when, these are ways you can kind of roll into that, and not commit a whole bunch of money at a particular low point. Ali: Right, and these have all kinds of flavors. So you talked about buying a certain type of individual bond, that's not for everybody, you talked about mutual funds. There are even exchange traded funds for bonds. Now I know how ETFs typically work, it's a basket of stocks that you buy, it's got a ticker, you buy it like a stock. How do they work when it comes to municipal bonds? Doug: It's exactly the same way. Now an ETF is a mutual fund, it just happens to be one that also trades on the stock market. So you can find municipal bond funds that trade on the exchange throughout the day. You get into the movement of the market on a daily basis throughout the day, as opposed to only at the end of the day with a traditional mutual fund. But you can buy them in ETF format. Therefore they might be a little bit cheaper... Ali: Cheaper because there's a lower fee because you don't have to pay a manager... Doug: Correct, but you might not be able to reinvest the dividend off of that, so that's a little bit different. Ali: It worries me though, because you need a certain sophistication to understand getting in and out of bonds. Now do I give that up by going for an ETF versus one where I am paying for a manager who's a specialist one hopes. Doug: There is value in trading bonds if the manager you're choosing knows what they're doing, so if you take an individual municipal bond, you have one bond, you're subject to it, you buy an ETF that's a fixed basket that isn't necessarily actively traded, but maybe it's fifty bonds instead of one, but there is an active trading, but then you have a more common traditional fund, where the manager hopefully is trading and bringing something of value to the equation for you. So those are different risks depending on how you would like to do it. Ali: Now let me ask you one more thing. A unit investment trust, what is that? Doug: It's similar to an ETF, it's a basket of securities that many different firms put out there, but they have a maturity date. But all these things should be available to you, and you should research, or an adviser can help you out based on what your needs are, and that will be the best way to buy some municipal bonds if you need some additional, tax-free income.
Views: 7558 FlynnZito
Bond Fund Vs GICs
 
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One of the oldest questions in investing is whether you should own individual bonds, GICs, or bond funds to get your fixed income exposure. Many people believe that bond funds are risky, especially in a rising rate environment, due to the potential for price fluctuations. On the other hand, the story goes, individual bonds and GICs guarantee your principal. This is true, but it is also misleading. ------------------ Follow me on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/benjaminwfelix - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminwfelix/ Visit PWL Capital: https://www.pwlcapital.com/teams/passmore-felix/ Follow PWL Capital on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/PWLCapital - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PWLCapital - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pwl-capital/ You can find the Rational Reminder podcast on Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9yYXRpb25hbHJlbWluZGVyLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-rational-reminder-podcast/id1426530582?mt=2 Spotify Podcasts: https://open.spotify.com/show/6RHWTH9iW7hdnA7eAg7ukO?si=hjZNfLKuSjSeWX38GPqhVA ------------------ Bond Fund Vs GICs
Views: 5097 Ben Felix
Easy Index Fund Investing [5 Vanguard Index Fund Portfolio]
 
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Stop losing money to fees and create your own index fund investing portfolio with the best Vanguard index funds for a low-cost, high-return strategy. This is one of the most widely-requested videos on the channel, how to start index fund investing with Vanguard Funds for a low-cost, stress-free portfolio that will beat your goals. Not only do these Vanguard funds give you the best of the stock market but they smooth out your portfolio so you don’t freak out when stocks crash. Step by Step Dividend Investing – Get paid to invest! How to find income investments for fast cash flow and create passive income with dividends, REITs and MLPs with this book. http://amzn.to/2aLpFcs Step by Step Bond Investing – Stop losing money in the stock market! Learn how to diversify your investments with bonds for safety and cash return with this book. http://amzn.to/2aLpA8p I’ll start with the basics of investing in index funds and talk about index funds vs mutual funds. I’ll also show you why you can’t just invest in a market index fund, why it could be one of the worst mistakes you make. I’ll then show you five of the best Vanguard Funds that will give you broad investments in stocks, bonds and real estate. These are my favorite index funds for a complete portfolio to reach your investing goals. You’ll get growth, cash flow and dividends all in these five index funds and the expense ratio is among the lowest in ETFs. Get started on Ally Invest, the online investing platform I use and get a cash bonus up to $3,500 with this link https://mystockmarketbasics.com/allyinvest I love index fund investing but there are some hidden risks that most people don’t see in other investing videos. The problem is in the huge weighting of tech stocks and other sectors in a broad market index fund. This puts you at risk in a stock market crash because it’s precisely these sectors that get hit the hardest. By using these select Vanguard Funds instead, you diversify your investments across different sectors and strategies. You still get all the growth of the market but also the protection in dividend stocks and other assets like bonds and real estate. After you’re done watching this video, don’t miss this video that reveals the top six investments of millionaires. This is from a survey of 2,500 millionaire investors and the results are going to shock you. https://youtu.be/QdtQnaL2_YA Finally, check out my seven best investment ideas for 2019 and how to get started in this video. I share the best investing ideas, risks and how much you can make right here https://youtu.be/o1TtdL9brPg 1:25 Risks in Index Fund Investing 2:40 What are Vanguard Index Funds 2:50 Why I Invest in Vanguard Funds 3:10 Best Vanguard Stock Funds 5:40 Best Vanguard Bond Funds 6:35 Best Vanguard Funds for Real Estate 7:40 An Index Investing Strategy for High Returns SUBSCRIBE to create the financial future you deserve with videos on beating debt, making more money and making your money work for you. https://peerfinance101.com/FreeMoneyVideos YouTube Community Exclusive: 55% Off my Goals-Based Investing Strategy Course! Huge shift from traditional returns-based strategy of chasing stocks to a strategy designed around your goals – Coupon Code: COMMUNITY https://mystockmarketbasics.com/Communitydiscount Don’t invest another dime until you read this free special report - the 10 Lies Wall Street Tells Investors https://mystockmarketbasics.com/stock-market-beginners-guide/ Joseph Hogue, CFA spent nearly a decade as an investment analyst for institutional firms and banks. He now helps people understand their financial lives through debt payoff strategies, investing and ways to save more money. He has appeared on Bloomberg and on sites like CNBC and Morningstar. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a veteran of the Marine Corps.
Bond funds Part 1 | Debt funds | Bond funds explained
 
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In this video, we will be talking about the facts and figures of Bond Funds and their criteria like if the funds are less than 3 years you need to pay short-term capital gains tax or STCG. Under section 112 of the Income-tax act mandates: 20% long-term capital gains tax for longer investment horizon. These funds are invested solely in bonds and debt instruments. The exact type invests in will depend on its focus, but investments may include corporate, government, convertible bonds and municipal in addition to other debt securities like mortgage-backed securities (MBS). A bond fund an also be referred to as a debt fund. A bond fund is a mutual fund invests in bonds. For investors, a bond fund is a more efficient way of investing in bonds than buying individual bond securities. Bond funds do not have a maturity date for the repayment of principal, therefore, the principal amount invested may fluctuate from time to time. In addition, investors indirectly participate in the interest paid by the underlying bond securities held in the mutual fund. Interest payments are made monthly and reflect the mix of all the different bonds in the fund, which means that the interest income distribution will vary month to month. A bond fund manager sells and buys according to market condition and rarely holds bonds until matured. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To know which one to pick, know your own goals and risk profile. We here at MyWay Wealth are happy to guide you every step of the way on the easiest direct mutual fund platform in India. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Speaker Info:- Dipika is the Vice President alongside head of business development at MyWay Wealth. She has 11+ years of experience and 1000+ conversations in investments, personal wealth management, advising clients, communication & relationship management. She is creative, witty and quick to grasp new concepts. A powerhouse in her own right. You can reach out to her on : Whatsapp number: 7975755821 Email ID: [email protected] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download links: Download android app: http://bit.ly/2OMEWvn Download ios app: https://apple.co/2PVqN2C ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Check out our: Website: http://mywaywealth.com/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mywayw/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mywaywealth Instagram handle: https://www.instagram.com/myway_wealth/
Views: 54 MyWay wealth
Money market mutual funds
 
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Money market mutual funds Although banks are convenient and safe, money market mutual funds and short-term bond funds are good alternatives to what the bank has to offer. First let's examine money market mutual funds. These can be thought of as a variant of a bank checking account. The main advantage that money market mutual funds offer is higher yields. Money funds invest in short-term, high quality securities Money market mutual funds are investment companies that buy short-term securities like 90-day US Treasury bills, large bank certificates of deposit, and short-term corporate debt called commercial paper. Money market mutual funds must invest in short-term securities so that the average maturity of the portfolio cannot exceed 90 days. Because of these short-term investments, money market mutual funds are virtually immune from the interest rate risk that haunts mutual funds that invest in longer-term bonds. Money fund safety versus bank accounts By law money market mutual funds must invest at least 95 percent of their assets in either US government securities or other securities of the highest credit rating. Thus, money market mutual funds almost can be thought of as being safer than bank deposits. Money market mutual funds do not enjoy the federal deposit insurance that banks have. However, this deposit insurance is not the cure-all that many think that it is. For instance, if a bank folds, the deposits in the bank may be frozen for up to 30 days. As long as your deposit is under $100,000 you eventually should get all of your money back, but that could take months. Also, when a bank fails, you will get your original deposit back, but you may have to give up some of the interest you earned. Why banks are risky without insurance Without the deposit insurance, banks would be riskier places for deposits than money market mutual funds. Banks take most of their deposits and lend the money on either a long-term basis for things like commercial real estate, or lend the money to high risk borrowers like credit card users or auto purchasers. Banks typically keep less than 20 percent of their deposits in their vaults to pay off depositors. If enough depositors want their money back, banks can't call their long-term loans back to fulfill the depositors demands. When this happens, the bank must merge with someone or file for bankruptcy. Unfortunately, this isn't a rare occurrence. In the 1980s over 800 commercial banks and 600 savings and loans filed for bankruptcy. Why money funds are safe Money market mutual funds are less likely to fail because they invest in high-grade, liquid, short-term debt. If lots of fund investors want their money back, the mutual fund simply sells the high-grade securities to the market, and uses the proceeds to pay off customer redemptions. In fact, to date only one money market mutual fund has lost money for its investors, and that was a strange fund that was set up to invest for banks and was closed to the public at large. Mutual funds also provide another safety valve that banks don't. The securities that the mutual fund purchases on behalf of investors are stored with a third-party custodian. This third party helps to prevent the mutual fund management from embezzling or otherwise misusing investor's funds. Invest in US government bond funds Still, if you want ultimate safety, you should consider investing in a so-called US government money market fund. These funds typically place all their investments in securities that are backed by the "full faith and credit" of the US government. Even here, you need to be a little careful. Beware of investing in so-called "government plus" money market funds. Such funds may invest in derivative securities which are backed by US government obligations. Such derivative securities may have little credit risk, but they may have a good deal of interest rate risk, even if they are short-term securities. The American money markets are extremely efficient, and any fund that has a higher than average yield is either run frugally or is taking on extra risks. Be aware of what you're getting. To avoid nasty surprises in this kind of mutual fund, or any mutual fund, make sure to read the fund's prospectus before investing. Why money funds provide higher returns Tax-exempt money funds Copyright 1997 by David Luhman
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Boost Your Yield With These 4 Magnificent Closed End Muni Bond Funds
 
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Nuveen is merging eight closed-end funds down to two and this will greatly benefit shareholders of the Dividend Advantage Muni Fund 2 (NXZ), said James Robinson, portfolio manager for the Robinson Tax Advantaged Income Fund (ROBAX). The NXZ has returned 2.6% in 2015 as of the end of October, according to Morningstar. The discount on the NXZ is 12.7% compared to a three year average discount of 10%. The Robinson Tax Advantaged Income Fund is up 1.4% year-to-date, according to fund-tracker Morningstar. 'We believe that this merger, once it is concluded, will effectively reduce that discount to a more normalized level for the space, closer to 6%,' said Robinson. Robinson is also bullish on the Eaton Vance Municipal Income Trust (EVN), which has returned 2.6% as of the end of October. Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet