I've been reading about bonds lately just for the sake of educating myself about investing opportunities for the years to come.
Something I don't understand is that nearly every article goes to pains to explain how the value of the bond rises and falls with interest rates, yield, etc, and I see articles with titles like "3 signs it's time to sell your bond."
The reason I find this confusing is because I think if I were to buy a bond, I would be doing so with the intent of holding it until maturity and collecting the annual income off of it. I would not be buying it the way I buy stocks, with the hope that its value would increase for a later resale.
Is that how many people buy bonds? Why? Is there really good money to be made in that way, rather than just taking the interest from it like a guaranteed stock dividend?
What I mean to ask is, what is the more common strategy? I would have assumed it was keeping it to maturity, but all these articles' focus on selling bonds makes me think I'm wrong.