Fixed Income & Bonds

Fixed income investments generally pay a return on a fixed schedule, though the amount of the payments can vary. Individual bonds may be the best known type of fixed income security, but the category also includes bond funds, ETFs, CDs, and money market funds.

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Individual Bonds
Bonds make interest payments and repay the principal on a fixed schedule. Interest and principal payments are subject to the creditworthiness of the issuer.

Bond Funds
Bond mutual funds invest primarily in individual bonds. Many make periodic dividend payments based on the interest paid by the bonds held in the fund.

Bond ETFs
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are baskets of investments that trade as a single unit throughout the day.

Certificates of Deposit (CDs)
CDs offer FDIC insurance,3 providing a guarantee of the invested principal up to certain limits.

Money Market Funds
Money market funds are managed to help preserve your principal by investing in lower-risk debt securities with shorter maturities.

Deferred Fixed Annuities4
Deferred fixed annuities offer a guaranteed5 rate of return over a set time period, with tax deferral.

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  • Extensive bond & CD inventory
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  • Expert service

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