Integrating fixed income solutions into your portfolio
Your portfolio should work for you in propelling both your short- and long-term goals, and preserving the wealth you’ve worked diligently to grow. Fixed income investments are an essential component of a well-diversified financial plan and can help support your aspirations with a reliable stream of income.
With a deep understanding of bonds and fixed income investments, we can help you integrate these core investments into your custom financial plan using a process that is defined, focused and disciplined – the characteristics needed to help preserve your hard-earned wealth, while striving to provide predictable cash flow now and in the future.
Fixed-income securities are exposed to various risks including but not limited to credit (risk of default or principal and interest payments), market and liquidity, interest rate, reinvestment, legislative (changes to the tax code), and call risks.
There is an inverse relationship between interest rate movements and fixed income prices. Generally, when interest rates rise, fixed income prices fall and when interest rates fall, fixed income prices generally rise. If bonds are sold prior to maturity, you may receive more or less than your initial investment.
Diversification and asset allocation do not ensure a profit or protect against a loss.
Investing involves risk and you may incur a profit or loss regardless of strategy selected, including diversification and asset allocation.
Bond prices and yields are subject to change based upon market conditions and availability. If bonds are sold prior to maturity, you may receive more or less than your initial investment. Holding bonds to term allows redemption at par value, barring default or an early call at the issuer’s option. There is an inverse relationship between interest rate movements and bond prices. Generally, when interest rates rise, bond prices fall and when interest rates fall, bond prices rise.
Income from municipal bonds is generally not subject to federal income taxation; however, it may be subject to state and local taxes and, for certain investors, to the alternative minimum tax. Income from taxable municipal bonds is subject to federal income taxation, and it may be subject to state and local taxes.
U.S. government bonds and Treasury bills are guaranteed by the U.S. government and, if held to maturity, typically offer a fixed rate of return and guaranteed principal value. U.S. government bonds are issued and guaranteed as to the timely payment of principal and interest by the federal government. Treasury bills are certificates reflecting short-term (less than one year) obligations of the U.S. government.