Bond Investing 101–A Beginner's Guide to Bonds

Bond Investing 101–A Beginner’s Guide to Bonds

Most investors include bond ETFs or mutual funds in their portfolio. Yet do we really understand how bonds work. For example, when interest rates go up, the value of existing bonds go down. Why? And are all bonds more or less the same?

These are important questions for investors, particularly those near or in retirement. For retirees, like myself, we tend to invest more of our portfolio in bonds and fixed income. We better know what we are doing.

In this video, I’ll cover everything you need to know to invest in bonds and bond funds with confidence.

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While still working as a trial attorney in the securities field, I started writing about personal finance and investing In 2007. In 2013 I started the Doughroller Money Podcast, which has been downloaded millions of times. Today I’m the Deputy Editor of Forbes Advisor, managing a growing team of editors and writers that produce content to help readers make the most of their money.

I’m also the author of Retire Before Mom and Dad–The Simple Numbers Behind a Lifetime of Financial Freedom (





DISCLAIMER: I am not a financial adviser. These videos are for educational purposes only. Investing of any kind involves risk. Your investment and other financial decisions are solely your responsibility. It is imperative that you conduct your own research and seek professional advice as necessary. I am merely sharing my opinions.

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