Fixed income investing is an investment strategy designed to provide a fixed stream of current interest income. Fixed income instruments can include T-bills, GICs, bonds and bond ETFs and mutual funds.
Though fixed-return investments don’t offer the same growth prospects as equities, they can act as an offset to the volatility of a stock portfolio. They can help stabilize you portfolio’s value. They serve as reserves you can use to buy more stocks when prices are down. For that matter, when stock prices are down, you can use your reserves for personal spending to avoid having to sell at a low.
In the end, the right equities/fixed return split depends on your financial circumstances and your temperament. If you are older and planning your retirement investing strategy, you may want to hold some fixed-income investments. But with interest rates at current low levels, stick with T-bills, GICs of government bonds that have terms of, say, two or three years or less.
At TSI Network we feel that fixed income investments should only make up a very small part of your portfolio. If you’d like to increase your long term profits we recommend buying stocks using our three-part Successful Investor strategy is the smartest approach for value investors:
Invest mainly in well-established companies;
Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; the Consumer sector; Finance; Utilities);
Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
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