Mix of Bonds in Diversified Portfolio

As I pointed out last week, bonds are the hardest investment class for most people to understand. Just to make things more complicated, not all bonds are the same. There are great differences between government, corporate, long-term, short-term, TIPS and high-yield bonds.

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A Graphic Look at Retirement Savings

Financial journalist Megan Wells of InvestmentZen recently published an article that uses infographics as well as text to show how Americans are saving (or more accurately, not saving) for retirement. The piece offers substantial information in a way that’s easy to understand.

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Bonds: Common But Confusing Asset Class

What would you guess is the hardest investment class for most people to understand? You might think it’s stocks, or a subclass of stocks like those of companies in emerging markets. Or how about real estate investment trusts (REITS) that hold various types of investment real estate. Maybe it’s commodities or complex alternative investments like […]

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