Fixed Income

Read our views on trends in the fixed income market affecting bonds, CDs, and money markets.

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.

Fixed Indexed Annuities in Your Retirement Portfolio

Fixed indexed annuities can offer those in or near retirement a balance of security and potential growth. Let's explore what they are and how they work.

Income Investing: Bonds, Stocks, and Mixed Assets

Learn how income investment strategies, such as interest from fixed income securities, dividends from equity holdings, and income from a multi-asset portfolio, can potentially enhance your portfolio's performance.

Fixed Income Funds: Income and Diversification

If you're considering fixed income investments to diversify your portfolio and get a steady income stream, you might want to consider fixed income mutual funds.

Factors to Consider When Selecting a Bond

How can investors decide which bond best suits their portfolio? Consider these factors.

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.