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Fixed-income investing is a strategy that focuses on low-risk investments paying a reliable return

Fixed-income investing involves assets that generate a stable and often predetermined return, usually by way of set interest payments or dividends. Fixed-income investments are typically considered low risk, and include bonds, CDs, annuities, and preferred stock. Though relatively safe, fixed-income vehicles are subject to inflation risk and don’t offer much […]
Fixed-income investing is a strategy that focuses on low-risk investments paying a reliable return
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How to buy treasury bonds, one of the safest ways to invest for income

Treasury bonds, or Treasuries, are debt instruments issued by the US government. Treasury bonds can be bought directly from the government’s TreasuryDirect website, or via a brokerage or bank. Treasury bonds are prized by income-seeking investors because they are low-risk and highly liquid; however, they don’t pay the highest interest […]
How to buy treasury bonds, one of the safest ways to invest for income
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Gold tops $2,000 for first time ever on US stimulus hopes

Spot Gold briefly touched a record high of $US2,000 an ounce on Tuesday amid a rally for the commodity. Traders piled into the so-called safe-haven asset on hopes that another US stimulus bill is in the works. An additional bill could put further liquidity into markets and weigh on rates, […]
Gold tops $2,000 for first time ever on US stimulus hopes
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