The fixed-income market in general is not well understood. At the same time, it is important for investors to understand what they own. It is helpful to seek out a strategy that is transparent and clearly articulates its goals. That way you can more easily determine if it is a good fit for you.
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There are risks associated with fixed-income investments, including credit risk, interest rate risk, and prepayment and extension risk. In general, bond prices rise when interest rates fall and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer term securities.
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