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Investing 101: The basic of bond prices, bond yields and duration


Key Takeaways

  • Yields and bond prices are inversely related. Bond prices are also subject to changes in credit ratings and interest rates.
  • The longer the duration, the more sensitive of the prices to interest rate movements.
  • Assigning a certain allocation to bonds and bond funds can help lower the overall risks and volatility of an investment portfolio. Additionally, they provide potential income regularly.

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