If you want your portfolio to have some equity crash protection or a regular source of income then bond funds may be what you need. This comprehensive yet easy to understand course will take you step-by-step through everything you need to know about bonds and help you decide which bond fund is right for you.
On completion of this course, you will have gained a thorough understanding of how bonds work, The pros and cons of investing in bond funds, what different types of bond funds are available and which bond fund best suits your investment goals.
Key Focus Areas
These will include:
What the different types of bonds are and how they work.
How bonds can provide you with an income.
How bonds can provide crash protection for your portfolio.
Duration risk and what it means in terms of risk and return.
Credit ratings and how they affect the risk and return of your fund.
How currency risk affects bond funds and their correlation to US stocks, and how to mitigate this risk with currency-hedged funds.
This course also provides you with:
Access to a spreadsheet detailing the largest US and UK bond Exchange Traded Funds that trade in the UK or US
Video reviews of the largest fund of each type:
UK government bonds
US Treasury and MBS funds
Emerging Market Bonds
Investment Grade Corporate Bonds
High Yield Corporate Bonds
Through a mixture of videos and text Ramin will take you through the following content: