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Don't Let Your Bonds Suffer as Interest Rates Rise

By Lineweaver Financial Group
April 21, 2017 Category • Bonds, Rising Interest Rates, Interest Rates, Bonds

After the most recent interest rate increase in mid-Mach, The Federal Reserve has signaled that it is likely to continue raising interest rates both this year and next. Bond investors have been concerned about this for years, but this time it looks like its going to happen. That may have you wondering how do I manage my bond portfolio in the face of rising interest rates? Generally speaking, bond yields go down as interest rates increase. But remember, while bonds may decline in value, their moves tend to be smaller compared to other securities. Many investors are flooding into U.S. Treasury bonds, making the so-called flight to quality, because right now, the U.S. looks better than other economies worldwide. This means that medium and longer-term bonds whose rates are often more influenced by investor expectations than anything else are likely to be most affected. But, there are many strategies you can use to manage your bond portfolio in a rising interest rate environment. 1.

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