3 Things You Need To Know About Bonds

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Own any bonds? Or bond mutual funds?

Certainly, bonds should be a part of most everyone’s portfolio, but to what degree?

Here are three things every investor needs to know about bonds:

  1. Bonds, in the right proportion and type, will mitigate losses and enhance returns over time.
  2. There is an inverse relationship between the value of a bond and market interest rates. As market interest rates rise, bond values decline. And vice-versa.
  3. Market interest rates are rising. What do you think your bonds will do over the next 5 to 10 years?

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7 Steps to a Better You in 2017

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The truth:

We all have self-doubt, we all fear certain things. I call it, “letting the weeds grow.”

Everything you want is on the other side of fear. The only way to get to the other side is to push though, embrace the unknown, grip it between your teeth like a dagger, point your nose forward and go.

This is investing in yourself. The most successful and happiest among us is steadfast in investing in themselves. They are curious and life-long learners, and do not fear failure. They push beyond their comfort zone, always looking for a better way, always examining what they do and how they proceed. It becomes habit, ingrained in their daily living. Think Amazon.com.

Want a better 2017? A better you? Invest in yourself and follow these 7 steps: Read More