Vested Interest: Rising Rates


  • Investment Options

    With inflation low and rates up, a run on Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities isn't likely but investors may think low-priced TIPS a good hedge.

  • The uncertainty in stocks and bonds is routing investors to other investments, like alternative-strategy mutual and exchange-traded funds.

  • Amid rising interest rates, financial advisors say fixed-income investment strategies make bonds a smart way to protect against stock risk.

  • China may have dumped almost $48 billion of Treasurys in December, but it hasn't fallen out of love with U.S. bonds just yet, analysts say.

  • With interest rates likely to rise and bond prices to fall, bond holders tempted to sell need to carefully consider all investment options

  • With a likely rise in bond rates, financial advisors recommend diversifying fixed-income allocations and assuming greater risk to meet income needs.

  • Ben S. Bernanke, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    The Federal Reserve's first decision of 2014 and the last of the Ben Bernanke era is a crucial one for markets worldwide.

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