Your Portfolio Needs Corporate Bonds.

Investors can no longer count on stocks paying dividends. Our individual corporate bond recommendations protect principal and income better than stocks and have outperformed bond funds.

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Investor Problem

Desire for strong returns but with less risk than stocks

Moody's and S&P ratings that ignore price, yield, and interest-rate risk

Difficult to select from 9,000 available corporate bonds

Many investors believe corporate bonds are too hard to understand

BondSavvy Solution

75% of our exited bond picks have beaten the leading bond ETFs

Comprehensive analysis that picks bonds with high total return potential

25 recommendations per year. 13 corporate bond picks since March 26

Educating and empowering investors is central to everything we do

Our Mission

To put the power of individual corporate bonds into the hands of every investor.

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. Corporate bonds offer many advantages over bond funds, dividend stocks, and municipal bonds:

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:

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 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 23 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.

Learn why our approach beats bond ladders

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

When To Sell Bonds

Why You Should Trust BondSavvy

Expertise, alignment of interests, and performance are how BondSavvy earns the trust of its subscribers. Subscribers pay BondSavvy a subscription fee for access to our corporate bond recommendations and updates, and they execute trades through online brokers 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 investment recommendations that can outperform the market.

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 individual investors investing in individual corporate bonds. 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

BondSavvy founder Steve Shaw owns nearly every corporate bond BondSavvy recommends, which aligns our interests with our subscribers. In addition, since we are not a broker-dealer that holds bond inventory, we make each recommendation based on its merits. 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

BondSavvy has shown how owning a select portfolio of corporate bonds can outperform the leading bond ETFs. 75% of our exited corporate bond recommendations have beaten their benchmark 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.

As a BondSavvy subscriber, you will:

  • Be empowered to increase your returns with our 25 annual corporate bond recommendations
  • 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 world's leading expert on corporate bond investing for individual investors

What Our Subscribers Are Saying

For years I have purchased individual stocks relying on the wealth of information available on line and in various newsletters to... Read more

Art F. Parsippany, New Jersey Nov-22-2019

I have been very happy as a member of BondSavvy. Purchasing carefully selected corporate bonds and seeking capital gains on these... Read more

Bill C. Mount Airy, MD Jul-10-2020

I've been a BondSavvy subscriber for over a year and am very pleased with the service and value provided.

Steve provides... Read more

Bill D. Clifton Park, New York Nov-27-2019

Listen, if you want clear, actionable bond recommendations and, by the way, learn more about the corporate bond markets, BondSavvy is... Read more

Bill W. Cumming, Georgia Nov-20-2019

I have been a subscriber to BondSavvy since its inception. It has given me the knowledge and confidence to make individual... Read more

Bob S. Allentown, PA Nov-18-2019

When the issuer of one of my bonds went bankrupt I realized that I could not rely on the ratings of... Read more

Carl F. Stamford, Connecticut Dec-4-2019

How BondSavvy Works

BondSavvy empowers subscribers to make successful buy/sell corporate bond investment decisions. BondSavvy narrows the universe of corporate bonds to a select number we recommend to our subscribers. We then monitor our recommended corporate bonds and issuing companies and decide whether to recommend buying more bonds, holding recommended bonds, or selling previously recommended bonds. Our subscribers follow the below three steps when making direct investments in corporate bonds:

Watch The Bondcast

BondSavvy empowers you to invest in corporate bonds by presenting the best bonds to buy during The Bondcast, a subscriber-only investment webinar we host after companies report quarterly earnings.

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Make Direct Investments

You decide which of our recommended bonds to buy and make direct 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.

How To Invest Online

Lock in Bond Returns

Our goal is to maximize the total return on each corporate bond we recommend. Corporate bond prices have ceilings and cannot increase in value to the extent stocks can. We therefore advocate selling bonds prior to maturity when we believe a recommended bond has maximized its investment return opportunity.

When To Sell Bonds

Learn About Corporate Bond Investing

To help educate and empower investors, we have created the world’s #1 blog focused on investing in individual corporate bonds.

New Corporate Bond Recommendations

June 5, 2020

BondSavvy presented five new corporate bond investment recommendations during the June 5, 2020 edition of The Bondcast.&nb... Read more

How Do Bonds Work?

March 27, 2020

BondSavvy is dedicated to educating investors.  We want to empower you to understand how corporate bonds work so you ... Read more

Best Corporate Bonds 2020

March 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic created a Blue Light Special in the the US corporate bond market, as many corporate bonds recently h... Read more

How We Made a 26% Return with Tiffany Bonds

January 29, 2020

Much has happened since we recommended Tiffany bonds (Tiffany 4.900% '44, CUSIP 886546AD2) on September 5, 2019.  Whe... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

We have also created a Corporate Bonds FAQ page to empower investors to add individual corporate bonds to their portfolios.

Credit spreads, also known as Treasury spreads, are the difference between a corporate bond's yield to maturity ("YTM") and the YTM of a US Treasury bond or note with a similar maturity date (the 'benchmark Treasury').  The credit spread represents the extra compensation, or yield, a corporate bondholder receives above the so-called risk-free rate of the US Treasury bond.  (We don't believe a government that runs trillions in red ink is "risk free," ... Read more
Bond ratings scales represent the opinion of credit rating agencies as to the likelihood of a bond issuer defaulting.  As shown in the following bond ratings scale table, bond ratings begin at the top, with the Aaa / AAA rating, the highest rating a bond issuer can achieve.  In fact, it's so high that only two corporate bond issuers have the coveted Aaa / AAA rating: Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft.  For bond investing... Read more
Corporate bond investors can buy bonds online from a number of online brokers, including Fidelity Investments, E*TRADE Financial, Charles Schwab, and Vanguard.  Bond investors benefit from many advantages when they buy bonds online, including: 1) See the largest amount of corporate bond quotes and minimize bid-offer spreads 2) Pay the lowest fees 3) Enjoy fast and efficient trade execution    Above all, what buying bonds online does is promote transparency and fairness.  Bond investing has come a long way from where it was 25 years... Read more
BondSavvy Live is a bond investing education webcast exclusive to BondSavvy subscribers.  Prior to each edition of BondSavvy Live, BondSavvy subscribers submit corporate bond investing questions to BondSavvy founder Steve Shaw, which he then answers during the BondSavvy Live webcast.  Many BondSavvy subscribers are new to bond investing, so many questions are about bond investing basics.  There are also a good number of questions about current corporate bond investment recommendations and other advanced... Read more
Many bond investment newsletters publish lists of hundreds of bonds and leave it up to subscribers to weigh the risk and potential returns of each investment.  Other bond newsletters focus on all income products, including preferred stocks, REITs, dividend stocks, muni bonds, you name it.  These bond newsletters are jacks of all trades, but masters of none. BondSavvy is better than a traditional bond newsletter. BondSavvy only makes recommendations for individual corporate bonds.  We narrow down the corporate bond investment universe and make 20-25... Read more

Upcoming Investment Webinars & Presentations

September 23, 2020

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