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Who Issues Bonds?

Investing in bonds can be rewarding, but it's important to know who is issuing the bonds.

Investing Basics: Bonds

Watch to learn the basics of bonds and how investors might use them to preserve capital and pursue extra income.

Not Always Tax-Free: 7 Municipal Bond Tax Traps

Although municipal bonds pay interest that is generally exempt from federal and state income taxes, it's not always free from all taxes.

Mind the Gap: Bond Yields Appear Set for a Rebound

Over the next few months, we see room for yields to move higher, especially if the inflation data come in stronger than anticipated.

Economy Is Thriving but Fed Not Ready to Let Go

The economy is thriving, jobs and wages are growing, but the Fed is promising more rate hikes. What are the markets and investors to make of these mixed messages?

How the Bond Market Works

The bond market can be useful for investors. Watch to learn how it works.

How to Search for Funds on

Choosing investments doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Watch to learn how to use ETF and Mutual Fund Screeners to help find low-expense index funds.

What Are Different Types of Investment Securities?

Equity securities (stocks) and debt securities are common investment vehicles. Here's how securities work and how to use them in your portfolio.

How to Build a Bond Portfolio

From "how" to "why now," here are five key things investors should understand about bond investing.

Choosing Municipal Bonds: GO or Revenue?

You're interested in investing in municipal bonds, but which type—general obligation or revenue—is best for you? We break it down.