Investors in longer-term Treasuries could really be punished.
Will bond investors soon suffer major losses? In the last few years, Bill Gross, Jim Rogers and other pundits have warned of a bond bubble. While it has yet to occur – the broad bond market yielded an annualized 4.42% from 2010-2014 – the threat remains.1,2
Quality bonds have a place in a portfolio, but many investors are directing their money elsewhere. Seemingly everyone believes the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this year, with bonds set to lose market value. Assuming the economy stays healthy and appetite for risk stays strong, what will happen to bonds and bond funds when rates begin to climb?
The impact of rising rates will vary. Bonds and bond funds are different animals; some might even call them different asset classes.
Standards matter, especially in wealth management.
Who should manage significant wealth? In recent years, more and more high net worth households have found their answer to that question: a Registered Investment Advisor.
What is the RIA difference? RIAs have a fiduciary duty to act in your best interest. That is a legal obligation, and it is expressed in the investment recommendations the RIA and their representatives make and the advice and guidance they offer. If even the potential for a conflict of interest exists, it must be fully disclosed.1,2
Daniel Shub, AIF®, RFC®
Wealth Management Advisor & Founder.