The Different Types of Investments
Bond Investments

Bond Investments are issued by a borrower, such as a public entity or corporation, that seeks to raise funds. The borrowing entity promises to repay the face amount by a set maturity date and may pay interest at regular intervals, which can accumulate over time. Bond values may fluctuate with changes in interest over time, but this will not change the issuer's obligations to repay the principal amount at maturity. There are different types of bond investments: U.S. government bonds, municipal bonds, corporate bonds and bond mutual funds.

Fixed income securities are subject to increased loss of principal during periods of rising interest rates. Fixed-income investments are subject to various other risks including changes in credit quality, market valuations, liquidity, prepayments, early redemption, corporate events, tax ramifications and other factors.

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Different Types of Investments
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Inflation Risk
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