Perry Guarracino is a Director of Fixed Income Trading for TD Ameritrade, where he heads the secondary trading desk and is also responsible for the fixed income online business and marketing efforts. Perry holds a BA in business administration from Herbert H. Lehman College in the Bronx. Always wanting to work on Wall Street; he started out in a support role at L.F. Rothschild on the municipal bond desk and hasn’t looked back some 30 years later. He has a passion for fixed income and loves talking it up whenever he gets the opportunity. After a few jobs as a sales liaison, head of liaison sales, and as a municipal bond trader for 10 years, Perry landed his current job at TD Ameritrade in 2006.
One common barbell strategy for fixed income investing is for investors to focus on short- and long-dated maturities, and less on the intermediate term.
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Bond and stock investors can look to the yield curve for one measure of inflation and interest rate expectations.
Bonds are typically considered a more conservative investment that can help diversify your portfolio and help you attempt to ride out stock market volatility.
In a rising interest rate environment, investors might consider attempting to counter their fixed-income risk by building a bond ladder.
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