Bonds and other fixed-income investments play an important role in any investment portfolio, especially as you get closer to retirement. Learn the basics of bonds and their prices and yields, and find out how to incorporate them into your investment plan via bond funds, ETFs, and more.
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Available Vanguard Bond Funds and ETFs From 2012 to 2017
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Municipal bonds may be a solid retirement strategy. Municipal bond interest is exempt from income tax. They fluctuate less than stocks. This type of bond finances local projects, like the building of schools, highways, and bridges. Fixed-income investments may feel “safer” than other stocks.
Benefits of Investing in Municipal Bonds for Income
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What Is Face Value?
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Tax-Free Municipal Bonds
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General Obligation Bonds and Revenue Bonds are two types of municipal bonds.
Differences Between General Obligation and Revenue Bonds
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Image shows two panels. Title reads: "Advantages and disadvantages of bonds." The first panel reads: "Advantages: receive income through the interest payments. Hold the bond to maturity and get all your principle back. You can profit if you resell the bond at a higher price." The other column says: "Disadvantages: Bonds pay out lower returns than stocks. Companies can default on your bonds. Bond yields can fall"
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