Both stocks and bonds have decreased in value. Rick Miller appeared as a guest on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday to discuss that issue.
Why have both stocks and bonds declined? Rising interest rates and poor earnings forecasts are only part of the story.
Conventional wisdom dictates that bonds always protect portfolios from stock declines. If that’s true, how can stocks and bonds both be down?
When bond prices change due to credit changes or unanticipated inflation, investors can experience real bond return losses.
Bond prices are declining. What does that mean and how does the interest rate affect bonds and your portfolio?
What are the sources of bond returns? How do bond valuation techniques (credit and interest rates) affect bond prices?
Those who work with bonds have their own vocabulary. We’ve pulled together this handy glossary to clarify the terminology surrounding bonds.