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 Understanding Bond Markets

What they mean for typical investors
Investing in bonds is different from investing in stocks. Stocks represent ownership in a company. This ownership is not one where you can tell management how to run the company but rather a relationship where you benefit if the stock's price rises, plus you rec...

What is bond yield?
This may be the most commonly asked, and often the only asked, question posed by those choosing a bond fund. Decisions based solely on yield, however, may be shortsighted at best. Investors need to gain an initial understanding of the various types of yields and their respective...