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Benefits of Investing in Corporate Bonds

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Benefits of Investing in Corporate Bonds

Investors buy corporates for a variety of reasons:

Attractive yields. Corporates usually offer higher yields than comparable-maturity government bonds or CDs. This high-yield potential is, however, generally accompanied by higher risks.

Dependable income. People who want steady income from their investments, while preserving their principal, may include corporates in their portfolios.

Safety. Corporate bonds are evaluated and assigned a rating based on credit history and ability to repay obligations. The higher the rating, the safer the investment as measured by the likelihood of repayment of principal and interest.

Diversity. Corporate bonds provideĀ an opportunity to choose from a variety of sectors, structures and credit-quality characteristics to meet your investment objectives.

Marketability. If you must sell a bond before maturity, in most instances you can do so easily and quickly because of the size and liquidity of the market.

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