In this video you’ll learn how to navigate the Fixed Income, Bonds & CDs page on Fidelity.com to search for Bonds and CDs to build your fixed income portfolio, view bond-related news and research, access bond tools, and learn about services to help manage your portfolio.
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.