by CI Staff
The Federal Reserve has been making headlines recently, especially regarding speculation as to when the institution may finally decide to start raising interest rates. In December of 2008, when the market was in freefall, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates to near 0%, a rate at which it has stayed. It is hard to believe that was almost five years ago; at some point in time, rates are certain to start going up.
While the stock market has done well since March of 2009, a well-balanced portfolio needs an allocation to bonds or fixed income, especially for investors at or nearing retirement. With our economy inching forward, interest rates may increase sooner rather than later, making it a perfect time to present some websites where you can find information on bonds.
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