To get that message out, the Boston mutual fund giant launched a new fixed-income center on its Web site, so it can educate investors about the basics of fixed-income investing, according to a Fidelity news media release.
Fidelity’s new Fixed Income Center offers information on how various types of fixed-income securities and funds work and carries articles and video clips on topics such as “Should You Invest in Bonds When Rates Are Low?”
A portfolio analysis tool is available for Fidelity customers to help determine whether their the bond holdings are properly diversified.
Fidelity said factors investors should consider in judging their fixed-income diversification include:
- credit quality (a barometer of the financial strength of the issuer)
- duration (the length of the bond)
- mutual fund type.