I have been looking at different conservative investment strategies such as 50/50 "interest fund", "global stock fund" and "the permanent portfolio".
As an alternative, I was looking for corporate and government bonds, which I could not find. I did find ETFs that only invest in such bonds.
Since a bond is a bond, I have a hard time seeing a scenario where one loses money on this kind of investment. But since that sounds to good to be true, I'd like to get some feedback.
My understanding is that the ETF buys these bonds and then gets the coupons which it in turn distributes to the owner of the ETF. The actual price of the ETF doesn't move very much and one gets the return in the "distributed coupons".
Feel free to impose restrictions to be able to answer by the way. Some references would also be great.