Bonds: Not Just for Your Grandparents! Exploring the Exciting World of Fixed Income

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again now: There is no such thing as a dumb question when learning how to invest your money. 

Today, we’re answering the questions you’re too afraid to ask about bonds.

In this episode, host Austyn Whittenberg discusses different types of bonds and bond terms. He explains that bonds are issued by companies or governments to raise money, and investors lend money and receive interest payments in return. 

He then categorizes bonds into investment grade and high yield, and also discusses municipal bonds and US Treasuries. They emphasize the importance of understanding bond yield and how it affects the potential return on investment. 

Austyn discusses:

  • The difference between municipal bonds and US treasuries
  • Various terms used when discussing bonds and what they mean
  • The importance of bond yield: What it is & how to read it for your investing advantage
  • The yield curve and its implications: What the different curves mean for the state of the economy
  • And more

Related: Questions You’re Afraid to Ask: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, and Beyond!