The latest news on bonds
If you're feeling apprehensive about investing in bonds, consider this fixed-income alternative.
Investors can buy individual bonds and hold them to maturity to avoid losing principal along the way.
You can lose money in bonds.
Bonds are still an important part of any diversified portfolio.
Municipal bonds have gotten a lot of negative attention lately, but is the cause for concern real?
One reason: The default rate has declined dramatically since the end of 2009.
Defaults are rare, but it pays to be cautious.
Global investments mitigate the risks of countries defaulting on their debt.