You don't have the option to "hold it till maturity", so you are invariably exposed to interest rate risk, and as a consequence, you will probably gain or lose on your principal in the end. Isn't it ...
In looking at bond funds recently, I've seen many that have a return of about 7% annualized over 5 years. However, their holdings are bonds that return 2-5% annualized. How is it possible that the ...
I'm looking at the Vanguard Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF (VAB), and it says it replicates the "Barclays Capital Global Aggregate Canadian Float Adjusted Bond Index". Unfortunately VAB is less ...
For months I have been trying to wrap my head around the concept of risk involved with the US Bond Index Funds in my portfolio. My initial conclusion is that the risk of long-term damage to my ...
I'm trying to get a sense for what to (very roughly) expect in terms of bond funds return on investment as compared to a guaranteed investment, like CDs. Here is an example fund and its reported ...
I have looked at the "What is a bond fund?" question and this wasn't addressed. Which of these are applicable (and is there anything tricky to understand about it in this case)? You can sell your ...