As the Fed prepares to raise rates, investors are terrified of bonds. With funds like Pimco's BOND ETF, they shouldn't be. More
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The premise of bonds is simple: you invest your money to an entity and, after a set period of time, that money matures and can be collected for more than what you invested. Some of the more popular bonds are government bonds, which have been used in the past to fund wars, public utilities, and various federal and state projects.
The main caveat to bonds is their limited returns and the possibility of that yield barely even surpassing inflation. However, the security of bonds is priceless. Bonds are all but sure things and even if the issuer goes bankrupt, bond holders (lenders) are the first to be paid out. Bonds have their place in any portfolio, as they provide lockdown stability and even some growth.
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Gold and gold stocks continue to attract interest, but fundamentals and technicals both indicate that ETFs such as GLD and GDX should be avoided for now. More
The CounterPoint Options system is recommending option positions that would benefit from rising stock prices and a lower VIX and bonds. More
High risk bonds look…well, “high risk” at this point. More
The CounterPoint Options system recommends playing for a return to a risk-on condition: a volatility decline, a stock rebound and a bond sell-off. More