Course 409:
Bond Basics, Part 1
In this course
1 Introduction
2 What Is a Bond?
3 Bonds and Credit Risk
4 Bonds and Interest Rates

The Investing Classroom spends a lot of time focused on investing in equities, and for good reason: Many of the investors using the Investing Classroom are looking for growth, and in general equities provide more growth over the long term than bonds.

That said, bonds provide much-needed ballast to equity portfolios. They are also key instruments when investing for shorter- and intermediate-term goals. And they are critical in retiree portfolios.

This course and Portfolio 410 provide a brief primer on bonds.

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