Establishing & interpreting fixed income alerts
Fixed income alerts can help you stay on top of your fixed income portfolio and investing opportunities with important information delivered to your computer or wireless device. Watch this video to learn how to sign up for and manage alerts as well as understand the personal benefits of utilizing this service.
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. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so holding them until maturity to avoid losses caused by price volatility is not possible.