The key to a successful retirement portfolio? Risk management. That means balancing your risky stock investments with something a little safer… like bonds. Not only will you receive steady income from the interest, you’re guaranteed the principal at maturity. Chief Income Strategist Marc Lichtenfeld answers all of your bond questions, from how much of your portfolio should be invested in lower-risk holdings to which bonds and sectors are the best buys.
If you can’t take much risk in your investments, buying bonds can be a safer alternative to stocks.