Are Bonds a Safe Investment?

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Are bonds a safe investment? Probably not as safe as many financial planners would like you to think. If you are looking to make money in the long term, bonds are likely not where you should be investing your money.

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Are Bonds a Safe Investment?

  1. 1. Mullooly Asset Management PodcastJune 20, 2013Mullooly Asset Management June 2013
  2. 2. Buying a Bond Means…You are lending to a company or the government(state, local, federal)Mullooly Asset Management June 2013
  3. 3. When You Own a Bond…Pay a market priceGet a coupon/interest payment until maturityGet principal back at maturityMullooly Asset Management June 2013
  4. 4. Things to Know About BondsBond prices move 24/7 depending on interest ratesIf interest rates rise after you invest, value of bonddropsIf you hold to maturity, you will get face amount ofbond at maturityMullooly Asset Management June 2013
  5. 5. More to Consider About BondsWorst Case ScenarioHold until maturityAs long as no default expect to get face amount backBond Mutual FundsThere is no maturityMullooly Asset Management June 2013
  6. 6. None of the securities mentioned in this (or any) podcast orvideo represent past specific recommendations of MulloolyAsset Management.This video is NOT a recommendation to buy or sell any ofthe securities mentioned here.If you’re relying on a podcast for investment advice, you arelikely making a huge mistake.We strongly urge our listeners to consult with theirinvestment advisor before they make a decision to buy orsell any investment.Mullooly Asset Management June 2013
  7. 7. Mullooly Asset Management, LLCsupport (at) mullooly (dot) net732-223-9000www.mullooly.netMullooly Asset Management June 2013

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