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Market insiders want individual investors to think corporate bonds are too difficult and only for mega money managers. They’re wrong. Our corporate bond recommendations are straightforward, comprehensive, and have outperformed the big bond funds. We put you in control.

Our Mission

To empower individual investors to own corporate bonds direct and to benefit from the income, growth, and safety these investments can provide.

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How Bondsavvy Works

Bondsavvy's individual corporate bond recommendations empower subscribers to own bonds direct and to achieve returns higher than bond funds and ETFs. Bondsavvy recommends 4-6 new corporate bonds each quarter during The Bondcast, an interactive subscriber investment webinar. We closely monitor our recommended company bonds and issue quarterly buy/sell/hold updates. Our subscribers own their bonds direct and follow the below three steps when investing in individual corporate bonds:

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Watch The Bondcast

Bondsavvy presents new buy recommendations during The Bondcast, a quarterly subscriber-only investment webinar, where we present the investment analysis that supports each new recommendation. Each edition of The Bondcast includes 4-6 new corporate bond recommendations.

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Make Direct Investments

Make Direct Investments

You decide which of our recommended bonds to buy and make direct bond investments through your own online brokerage. Investing in bonds online is an efficient and competitive marketplace, where individual investors can invest at bond prices that are competitive with large bond funds.

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Act on Our Pick Updates

Act on Our Bond Pick Updates

To maximize total returns and mitigate risk, we update our company bond recommendations during quarterly subscriber webcasts and our emailed bond investment newsletter. Our buy/sell/hold updates evaluate a corporate bond issuer's financial performance and each bond's value relative to other corporate bonds in the marketplace.

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The Problems Bondsavvy Solves

Very few investors own individual corporate bonds in spite of their advantages vs. bond funds. We founded Bondsavvy to solve the key problems investors face so more investors can benefit from owning individual corporate bonds:

Investor Problem
Weak returns of overdiversified, inefficient bond funds and ETFs
Biased Moody's and S&P ratings that also ignore price, yield, and interest-rate risk
Difficult to select from 9,000 available corporate bond investments
Many investors believe corporate bonds are too hard to understand
Bondsavvy Solution
Investment returns Investment returns that have outperformed the leading corporate bond funds and ETFs
Investment analysis Comprehensive investment analysis that picks bonds with high total return potential
Corporte bond picks 4-6 new corporate bond picks presented every quarter following earnings releases
Educating and empowering investors Educating and empowering investors is central to everything we do

Why Invest in Individual Corporate Bonds

Investors who want income, protection of principal, capital appreciation, and transparency can find all of these benefits with individual corporate bonds. Company bonds offer many advantages over bond funds, dividend stocks, and municipal bonds:

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Corporate Bonds vs. Bond Funds:

Individual corporate bonds offer potentially higher returns than bond funds, lower fees, increased transparency, and the ability to create a portfolio tailored to an investor’s risk-return objectives.

Corporate Bonds vs Dividend Stocks

Corporate Bonds vs. Dividend Stocks:

With blue-chip companies such as Boeing, Disney, and Ford suspending dividends, corporate bond investing has never been more important. Individual corporate bonds provide investors with income they can rely on, opportunities for capital appreciation, and greater principal protection than dividend stocks.

Corporate Bonds vs Municipal Bonds

Corporate Bonds vs. Municipal Bonds:

Corporate bonds offer higher returns vs. muni bonds, greater financial transparency, and are far more easier to buy and sell.

What Makes Bondsavvy Different

Bondsavvy has built a better mousetrap for corporate bond investing. We combine a proven bond investing strategy with a second-to-none subscriber experience.

A Better Bond Investing Strategy

With over 26 years of experience in the financial markets, Bondsavvy founder Steve Shaw has created an investing strategy that provides subscribers an edge. Key parts of this strategy include:

We recommend corporate bonds that have attractive yields relative to their risk and have the opportunity for capital appreciation and strong total returns.

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We make new corporate bond recommendations after quarterly earnings releases and as opportunities present themselves. This enables us to capitalize on opportunities over the course of time.

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After making an initial recommendation, we regularly update our analysis based on new company financial reports and the performance of our recommended bonds

We sell previously recommended bonds when little upside remains based on the financial performance of the company and the price of the recommended bond relative to comparable bonds

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Why You Should Trust Bondsavvy

We provide subscribers unmatched expertise and objective and unbiased recommendations, which have driven investment returns that have outperformed the leading bond funds and ETFs. Subscribers pay BondSavvy a subscription fee for access to our corporate bond recommendations and updates, and they execute trades through bond trading platforms such as Fidelity.com and E*TRADE. We don’t earn trading commissions and are not a broker-dealer selling you bonds, so we can provide subscribers with unbiased bond investment recommendations that can outperform the market.

Corporate Bond Expertise

Corporate Bond Expertise

Our sole focus is individual corporate bond investments for individual investors. Founder Steve Shaw has presented to the SEC on the state of retail bond investing. He has also presented his bond investing strategy on Fidelity and E*TRADE webinars and to over 20 nationwide chapters of the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII).

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Alignment of Interests

Unbiased, Objective Recommendations

Bondsavvy makes corporate bond recommendations solely on their merits. We conduct a comprehensive investment analysis where we recommend a small number of individual corporate bonds from the 9,000 available. This is different from many traditional financial advisors who recommend bonds primarily because those same bonds are owned by their firm’s trading desk and the firm earns money on the corporate bond bid-ask spread and a juicy financial advisor commission.

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Strong Performance

Strong Performance

Bondsavvy has shown how owning a select portfolio of corporate bonds can outperform the leading bond ETFs. Through June 28, 2024, the investment returns of 75% of our exited corporate bond recommendations have beaten their benchmark corporate bond ETF.

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A Better Subscriber Experience

As soon as you subscribe to Bondsavvy, you immediately gain access to every corporate bond recommendation we have made since September 2017. You will also see our current buy/sell/hold recommendations and the presentations and reports that support each recommendation.

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As a Bondsavvy subscriber, you will:

  • Be empowered to increase your investment returns with our approximately 20 new corporate bond recommendations each year
  • Receive frequent recommendation updates via webcast and email
  • Save significant time, as Bondsavvy does the investment analysis for you
  • Learn bond investing from Steve Shaw, the leading expert on corporate bond investing for individual investors

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Upcoming Investment Webinars & Presentations

September 05, 2024 5:00pm EDT

Bondsavvy updates the buy/sell/hold ratings on its 64 corporate bond recommendations. Exclusive one-hour interactive webinar for Bondsavvy subscribers only. Recording available to Bondsavvy subscribers shortly after event concludes.

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