Charts, screenshots, company stock symbols and examples contained in this module are for illustrative purposes only.
The Fixed Income Analysis tool is designed for educational purposes only and you should not rely on it as the primary basis for your investment, financial or tax planning decisions.
The Bond Ladder tool is an educational tool and is not intended to serve as the primary basis for your investment or tax decisions. The results of the tool are based on your inputs and criteria and the tool's stated methodology.
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.