5 Things to Consider About Taxable Municipal Bonds

Taxable municipal bonds may be an attractive option for investors in lower tax brackets, but there are things investors should know before making a decision.

Bonds vs. Bond Funds: Which Is Right for You?

Not sure which to choose? Here are some things to consider about individual bonds vs. bond funds.

Liquid Alternatives: Getting the Mix Right

Liquid alternatives offer broader access to unconventional strategies, but may not provide the exact outcome investors expect.

2023 Mid-Year Market Outlook: Out of the Woods?

The positives—and the risks—as we head into the second half of the year.

Understanding Bond Yield Measurements

What a bond pays can be calculated in many ways. Here are eight common measures, including yield to maturity and yield to call, for assessing a bond's yield relative to your goals.

Which Bond Strategy Is Right for You?

Choosing between a bond ladder, a barbell, and a bullet should depend on your goals and timeframe. Here's how to decide which individual bond investment strategy may best fit your needs.

Are TIPS Working as Intended?

The prices of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) have fallen despite elevated inflation. How do TIPS work, and are they working as intended?

U.S. Agency Bonds: What You Should Know

Bonds issued by government-sponsored enterprises can offer slightly higher yields than U.S. Treasuries, without requiring investors to take on too much additional risk.

When to Consider Munis From Outside Your Home State

Although investing in in-state municipal bonds may have tax advantages, there can be good reasons to buy out-of-state munis.

Why Haven't TIPS Returns Kept Pace With Inflation?

Although Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities returns have been disappointing despite soaring inflation, their principal values have risen and they're finally offering higher income.