Find Bond Income In a Dicey Market

Find Bond Income In a Dicey Market

For a supposedly boring investment, bonds have shown their capricious side lately. The bond bull market, widely thought to be sputtering out last year, has roared on in 2014. This year’s rally has left even the most seasoned fixed-income investors scratching their heads—and older investors in a challenging spot. Read the article here >>>

Defined-Maturity ETFs: Good Product, Bad Strategy?

Defined-Maturity ETFs: Good Product, Bad Strategy?

logo_barronsFor retirees hoping to sleep at night, “laddering” bonds ensures that each year a batch of individual bonds will mature, providing the income needed for that year. There’s another option: defined-maturity bond ETFs, which resemble individual bonds right up to their distributions and maturity dates. But laddering with either ETFs or individual bonds brings its own set of trade-offs. Read the article here >>>