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How To Protect Yourself From Rising Interest Rates

Jun 01 2015
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There is always the possibility of the rise in interest rates, especially when in comes to bonds. Investing in bonds has becomes an ongoing trend. Sometimes the investment can be a safe one, others times it won't be. There is nothing you can do to stop it, but you can protect yourself from it. How? Below are some tips on how you can invest wisely. Below are also some tips on what to be aware of. This will ensure your investments are secure enough to handle the rising rates, especially during the summer months.

THE MARKET AND THE ECONOMY
Always keep your eyes peeled on the market. There are two places where the rates rise. One place is in the bonds. The other place is in the bonds with long maturities. Why? It's going to take a long time for the bond to be repaid. The coupons will do very little to help offset the problem.
Your best bet is to look for bonds with higher coupons and shorter periods. These bonds will work better with rising prices. The best type of bond you can get is a junk bond. They usually go for ten years or less. They can bounce back more when it comes to time-sensitive issues.

Floating rate bonds are also a good way to go. If a company is doing well, this is a good sign. A well-balanced economy is also a good sign. If both of these are in tact, this will offset any issues that might arise. Keep your eyes peeled for these indicators.

Stocks Continue to Move Higher

Federal Reserve: 1913-2009

Federal Reserve: 1913-2009 (Photo credit: r0b0r0b)

Stocks Continue to Move Higher

Despite nervousness that the Federal Reserve may stop buying treasurers and that China may take steps to cool its housing sector, the stock market moved higher today continuing the trend that started well before the election of 2012. The recent run-up happened during earning season as profits should some strength and the end of the season led to a short period of pause. But that may now be over.

How to Choose Your Investments Wisely

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How to Choose Your Investments Wisely

If you are like most people, you are confused as to how to invest your money, and which vehicles are best. Tax-Free savings accounts? Mutual funds? Stocks?  Bonds? Index Funds? Commodities? The list seems endless, and the risks are different for each one.  Sometimes getting an adviser is counter-productive, as they have their own interests in mind, and will recommend only the companies they get a commission from.

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