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Date: November 12, 2013 Duration: 00:60 Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Short Duration Investing: Fixed Income Strategies to Help Protect Against Rising Rates
A top concern for many bond investors today is their exposure to interest rate risk and the negative impact rising rates could have on their bond portfolios. With the recent surge in rates, some investors are seeking guidance on how to lower this risk by shortening the duration of their bonds and bond funds. Join us as our panel of experts discusses the current interest rate environment, outlook for bonds, and various types of opportunities available to those looking to invest in short duration products.
In general, the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities). Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk, liquidity risk, call risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Lower-quality fixed income securities involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer. Foreign investments involve greater risks than U.S. investments, and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, and economic risks. Any fixed-income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to loss.