Bonds add diversity to a portfolio and come in a variety of forms, from corporate and municipal to government. But what kind of bonds should an investor consider? If you'd like to learn more about bonds, the following sites can provide some answers:
• BONDS ONLINE
Contains daily bond news, charts and investor tools.
• FINANCIAL INDUSTRY REGULATORY AUTHORITY
Covers bond fundamentals, understanding risk and investment strategies.
Discusses bond basics, types of bonds and strategies under the "Learn More" drop-down menu.
• THE INVESTMENT FAQ
Spotlights 13 bond categories, including bond basics, ratings and bond types.
• U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
Contains information about U.S. savings bonds.