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8 Best Bonds To Buy 2024
8 Best Bonds To Buy 2024
Posted by Steve Shaw updated April 12, 2024

On April 4, 2024, Bondsavvy founder and fixed income expert Steve Shaw presented four new corporate bond recommendations to Bondsavvy subscribers. These four bond recommendations, along with the other four bond picks we made...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 12 min read
March 2024 Fed Dot Plot Sees 2.25-Point Rate Cut by 2026
March 2024 Fed Dot Plot Sees 2.25-Point Rate Cut by 2026
Posted by Steve Shaw updated March 20, 2024

On March 20, 2024, the US Federal Reserve released the updated Fed dot plot, which showed a projected 2.25-point interest rate cut by yearend 2026. This would reduce the fed funds target rate range...

Our Perspective 8 min read
New Corporate Bond Recommendations Coming April 4
New Corporate Bond Recommendations Coming April 4
Posted by Steve Shaw updated March 19, 2024

Bondsavvy will present new corporate bond recommendations April 4, 2024 at 5:00pm EDT during The Bondcast, a financial webinar available exclusively to Bondsavvy subscribers. We founded Bondsavvy to empower individual investors. The Bondcast simplifies the...

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We Updated Our 65 Bond Picks March 7
We Updated Our 65 Bond Picks March 7
Posted by Steve Shaw updated March 7, 2024

We founded Bondsavvy to empower individual investors. A key part of this is regularly updating our corporate bond recommendations with the latest issuer financials, bond yields, and bond pricing information. We use this analysis...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 6 min read
11 Best Corporate Bonds To Buy 2023
11 Best Corporate Bonds To Buy 2023
Posted by Steve Shaw on October 15, 2023

So far in 2023, Bondsavvy has made 12 new corporate bonds recommendations, of which 11 remain 'buys.' These 11 best corporate bonds to buy 2023 include four new bond recommendations we made during the...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 9 min read
Eight Reasons Not To Own Vanguard VMFXX
Eight Reasons Not To Own Vanguard VMFXX
Posted by Steve Shaw updated February 11, 2024

With high recent short-term bond yields, Investors have poured money into Vanguard Federal Money Market Fund (VMFXX), the largest US money market fund. But what happens when interest rates fall, the VMFXX yield falls,...

Our Perspective 27 min read
View Recording of Finding Value in Corporate Bonds, a Fidelity Webinar on Demand
View Recording of "Finding Value in Corporate Bonds," a Fidelity Webinar on Demand
Posted by Steve Shaw updated August 26, 2023

For the sixth year in a row, Bondsavvy founder Steve Shaw was invited as a guest speaker to a Fidelity Investments webinar.  Fidelity recorded this April 18, 2023 webinar, "Finding Value in Corporate Bonds,"...

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Bondsavvy Updates Its 48 Bond Picks During Fixed Income Webinar
Bondsavvy Updates Its 48 Bond Picks During Fixed Income Webinar
Posted by Steve Shaw updated April 5, 2023

On Saturday, September 10, BondSavvy updated its 48 buy/hold corporate bond recommendations during The Super Bondcast, a subscriber-only fixed income webinar.  We host The Super Bondcast four times each year, shortly after companies report...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 9 min read
How To Build a Bond Portfolio: Ten Dos and Don'ts
How To Build a Bond Portfolio: Ten Dos and Don'ts
Posted by Steve Shaw updated June 5, 2023

We founded BondSavvy in 2017 to make bond investing easy and more profitable for individual investors. While we have narrowed down the corporate bond universe from 9,000 available bonds to a list of 52...

Our Perspective 28 min read
Buy These Four Best Short Term Corporate Bonds
Buy These Four Best Short Term Corporate Bonds
Posted by Steve Shaw updated November 10, 2022

BondSavvy Launches Additional Investment Strategy Focused on Short Term Corporate Bonds.What has been surprising about the 2022 bond bear market is how far many short term investment grade corporate bond prices have fallen.  While...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 8 min read
Watch Recording of Steve Shaw Presenting on Fidelity Webinar
Watch Recording of Steve Shaw Presenting on Fidelity Webinar
Posted by Steve Shaw updated July 29, 2022

Fidelity Investments has posted a recording of "Bond Buying Opportunities for the Brave," which BondSavvy founder Steve Shaw presented during a May 2022 Fidelity webinar.  Please click the following link to learn how investors...

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Buy These Six Best High Yield Bonds
Buy These Six Best High Yield Bonds
Posted by Steve Shaw updated October 19, 2022

On April 6, 2022, Bondsavvy founder and fixed income expert Steve Shaw presented the best high yield bonds to Bondsavvy subscribers. Some high yield corporate bonds are trading at all-time lows while many issuing-company...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 12 min read
Rising US Treasury Yields Create Bond Buying Opportunities
Rising US Treasury Yields Create Bond Buying Opportunities
Posted by Steve Shaw updated August 26, 2023

As US Treasury yields have been rising the last several weeks, there are corporate bond buying opportunities we haven't seen in years.  Certain corporate bonds of the world's best companies are now trading between...

Our Perspective 6 min read
Ten Reasons to Choose Bondsavvy over Stansberry Research
Ten Reasons to Choose Bondsavvy over Stansberry Research
Posted by Steve Shaw updated August 26, 2023

If you want individual corporate bond recommendations that have beaten the most popular corporate bond ETFs 76% of the time and to pay a fee relatively small to the returns historically generated, then Bondsavvy...

Our Perspective 18 min read
Best Bonds - Our Latest Bond Recommendations
Best Bonds - Our Latest Bond Recommendations
Posted by Steve Shaw updated August 27, 2023

BondSavvy founder Steve Shaw, the leading expert on recommending individual corporate bonds to individual investors, presented five new corporate bond recommendations to BondSavvy subscribers on September 9, 2021.  As of November 10, 2021, these...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 21 min read
Steve Shaw Presents on Fidelity Bond Webinar
Steve Shaw Presents on Fidelity Bond Webinar
Posted by Steve Shaw updated August 27, 2023

On August 5, 2021, Bondsavvy founder Steve Shaw joined Fidelity Investments' Vice President of Fixed Income Products & Services, Richard Carter, as part of the Fidelity fixed income webinar series.  This was the fourth...

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Learn the Best Corporate Bonds To Invest in
Learn the Best Corporate Bonds To Invest in
Posted by Steve Shaw updated August 28, 2023

BondSavvy founder Steve Shaw, the leading expert on recommending individual corporate bonds to individual investors, presented the best corporate bonds to BondSavvy's investment newsletter subscribers on May 20, 2021.  This fixed income blog post contains summaries...

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How To Profit from Rising Interest Rates
How To Profit from Rising Interest Rates
Posted by Steve Shaw updated August 28, 2023

Bond investors should be embracing rising interest rates rather than running scared.  While rising interest rates may negatively impact certain corporate bonds in the short term, over the long term, rising interest rates can...

Our Perspective 36 min read
Best Bonds To Buy 2021
Best Bonds To Buy 2021
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 14, 2022

On March 11, 2021, BondSavvy presented six new corporate bond recommendations to its investment newsletter subscribers during The Bondcast, an interactive subscriber webcast. This fixed income blog post provides a preview of these new...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 5 min read
Bondsavvy's Impact on Corporate Bond Trading
Bondsavvy's Impact on Corporate Bond Trading
Posted by Steve Shaw updated April 5, 2023

As BondSavvy’s subscriber base has grown, so too has the corporate bond trading activity following our investment recommendations. We estimate our subscribers can account for over 90% of customer buy trades in our recommended...

Our Perspective 23 min read
Best Investments 2021
Best Investments 2021
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 5, 2022

BondSavvy has presented five new corporate bond recommendations, including four on the December 17 edition of The Bondcast, our subscriber-only bond webcast, and one more on December 18.  We believe these investments have upside...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 8 min read
Best Corporate Bonds To Buy 2020
Best Corporate Bonds To Buy 2020
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 14, 2022

BondSavvy just 'green-lighted' four new corporate bond investment recommendations to our bond newsletter subscribers during The Bondcast.  We preview these bond recommendations in this fixed income blog post, which includes a summary of each...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 6 min read
New Corporate Bond Recommendations
New Corporate Bond Recommendations
Posted by Steve Shaw updated April 22, 2022

BondSavvy Founder & President Steve Shaw, the leading expert in recommending individual corporate bonds to individual investors, presented five new corporate bond investment recommendations to BondSavvy's investment newsletter subscribers on June 5, 2020.  This fixed...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 4 min read
How Do Bonds Work?
How Do Bonds Work?
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 5, 2022

BondSavvy is dedicated to educating investors.  We want to empower you to understand how corporate bonds work so you can benefit from the strong returns and relative safety individual corporate bonds can provide.  It...

Our Perspective 2 min read
Best Corporate Bonds 2020
Best Corporate Bonds 2020
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 6, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic created a Blue Light Special in the the US corporate bond market, as many corporate bonds recently hit all-time lows.  With this as the backdrop, on March 26, 2020, BondSavvy presented...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 4 min read
How We Made a 26% Return with Tiffany Bonds
How We Made a 26% Return with Tiffany Bonds
Posted by Steve Shaw updated February 2, 2024

Much has happened since we recommended Tiffany bonds (Tiffany 4.900% '44, CUSIP 886546AD2) on September 5, 2019.  When we recommended the Tiffany bonds, we saw a company with a strong balance sheet and disciplined...

Our Perspective 6 min read
Best Corporate Bond Investments
Best Corporate Bond Investments
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 6, 2022

Bargain hunting should not be limited to the mall this holiday season, as BondSavvy just presented four new corporate bond investments we believe are bargains. We provide a preview of our four investment recommendations...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 3 min read
A $48,040 Commission for One Bond Trade
A $48,040 Commission for One Bond Trade
Posted by Steve Shaw updated April 22, 2022

The brokerage industry was thrown into a tizzy when Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, Interactive Brokers, and TD Ameritrade recently cut online stock trading commissions to zero. As this played out, executives at many full-service...

Our Perspective 12 min read
Best Bonds
Best Bonds
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 20, 2022

One of the biggest challenges bond investors face is how to select the best bonds out of the thousands that are available. May investors will compare bond ratings and bond YTMs, but bond rating...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 1 min read
Fidelity Webinar
Fidelity Webinar
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 20, 2022

Individual corporate bonds can achieve strong returns with less risk than stocks, but they are still a very small part of investor portfolios.  In this Fidelity webinar, BondSavvy founder Steve Shaw challenges many long-held...

Our Perspective 1 min read
Why We're Pouring Ketchup on Bond Ratings
Why We're Pouring Ketchup on Bond Ratings
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 20, 2022

Why do investors follow Moody's and S&P bond ratings when they only tell investors a fraction of what they need to know before making a bond investment? Since corporate bond ratings don't factor in...

Our Perspective 16 min read
When Financial Advisor Fees Exceed Investor Returns
When Financial Advisor Fees Exceed Investor Returns
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 6, 2022

The goal of financial advisors and investment newsletters should be to empower customers to increase their investment returns after all fees paid by investors.  A key component of this is ensuring financial advisor costs...

Our Perspective 3 min read
Best Bonds To Buy Now
Best Bonds To Buy Now
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 20, 2022

BondSavvy has just presented four new corporate bond investment recommendations during The Bondcast.  These and all of our other corporate bond investment recommendations and updates can be viewed by subscribing to BondSavvy.  On May...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 1 min read
Bond Investment Webinars 2019
Bond Investment Webinars 2019
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 6, 2022

May 2019 is an important month for bond investors, particularly BondSavvy subscribers.  Today, we hosted our Office Hours webcast, where BondSavvy founder Steve Shaw answered subscribers' corporate-bond-investing questions during a one-hour webcast.  Below is...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 2 min read
Why Bond Ladders Are Broken
Why Bond Ladders Are Broken
Posted by Steve Shaw updated November 11, 2022

Bond ladders are yesterday's way to invest in bonds. They limit investment returns and increase your default risk, but thousands of investors and financial advisors follow the bond ladder herd and this investment sin....

Our Perspective 13 min read
The Vanguard Bond Fund Road to Nowhere
The Vanguard Bond Fund Road to Nowhere
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 6, 2022

How could a bond fund this bad get to be so big? Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund (ticker: VBTLX) is the world's largest bond fund, with $209.5 billion under management as of February...

Our Perspective 7 min read
Best Fixed Income Investments
Best Fixed Income Investments
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 20, 2022

Your bond investing shopping cart is empty.  There are thousands of bonds out there; however, how do you know which bonds to add to your investment portfolio?  On March 15, 2019, BondSavvy presented four...

Our Perspective 1 min read
Vanguard's Hidden Bond Fund Fees - The Dark Side of John Bogle's Legacy
Vanguard's Hidden Bond Fund Fees - The Dark Side of John Bogle's Legacy
Posted by Steve Shaw updated April 22, 2022

With the death of Vanguard founder John Bogle, the debate continues on his legacy: both good and bad. While few could argue his positive impact on making investing more accessible, what is less known...

Our Perspective 7 min read
Key Considerations When Selling Bonds Before Maturity
Key Considerations When Selling Bonds Before Maturity
Posted by Steve Shaw updated June 7, 2023

BondSavvy seeks to maximize the total investment return of each corporate bond investment opportunity it presents BondSavvy subscribers.  While we know what coupon a bond will pay us, the biggest variable in how successful...

Our Perspective 16 min read
Best Individual Corporate Bonds
Best Individual Corporate Bonds
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 5, 2022

At noon EST today, BondSavvy presented subscribers four new fixed income investment recommendations during The Bondcast.  Our bond investment recommendations include two investment-grade corporate bonds and two high-yield corporate bonds, with yields to maturity...

Our Perspective 1 min read
Best Bonds To Buy
Best Bonds To Buy
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 13, 2022

BondSavvy has two subscriber webcasts scheduled over the next month for our fixed income newsletter subscribers.  These bond investing webinars include:November 19, 2018: The Super BondcastDecember 12, 2018: The BondcastDuring The Super Bondcast, we...

Bond Recommendation Summaries Less than 1 min read
Watch Steve Shaw's Bond Investing Webinar on E*TRADE
Watch Steve Shaw's Bond Investing Webinar on E*TRADE
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 5, 2022

Join BondSavvy Founder Steve Shaw and E*TRADE's Mike Cannizzaro to learn an alternative to traditional hold-to-maturity corporate bond investing that takes advantage of corporate bond market attributes to help increase investment returns.  This investment...

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Best Bond Investments
Best Bond Investments
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 5, 2022

At noon EDT today, BondSavvy presented four new corporate bond investment recommendations during The Bondcast, an exclusive subscriber-only webcast where we review the investment rationale and supporting bond investment analysis for each recommendation.  You...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 1 min read
Steve Shaw Presents to SEC on Corporate Bond Investing for Retail Investors
Steve Shaw Presents to SEC on Corporate Bond Investing for Retail Investors
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 17, 2022

You can now view the webcast of BondSavvy founder Steve Shaw's July 16 presentation to the SEC's Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee (FIMSAC). During the presentation, Steve refers to the BondSavvy SEC comment...

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Bondsavvy Submits SEC Comment Letter on US Corporate Bond Market
Bondsavvy Submits SEC Comment Letter on US Corporate Bond Market
Posted by Steve Shaw updated April 5, 2023

     On July 16, 2018, BondSavvy founder Steve Shaw will participate in a panel discussion of the US Securities and Exchange Commission's Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee (the "SEC FIMSAC").  The topic...

Our Perspective 26 min read
Watch Our Active Investing Corporate Bond Webinar with Fidelity Investments
Watch Our Active Investing Corporate Bond Webinar with Fidelity Investments
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 14, 2022

On May 17, BondSavvy founder Steve Shaw sat down with Richard Carter of Fidelity Investments for an exclusive webinar: "The case for a more active approach to bond investing".  Fidelity recently posted a recording...

Our Perspective 2 min read
Top Corporate Bonds
Top Corporate Bonds
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 6, 2022

You can now view the corporate bond investment recommendations we presented May 31, 2018 by purchasing our investment newsletter subscription. We reviewed these with BondSavvy subscribers during The Bondcast on May 31, 2018 and...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 2 min read
Understanding Interest Rate Risk and Credit Risk
Understanding Interest Rate Risk and Credit Risk
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 5, 2022

This video is one part of BondSavvy's 10-part Corporate Bonds 101 video and helps investors weigh interest rate risk and credit risk when investing in individual corporate bonds.  The full video is included when...

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Best Bonds To Invest in
Best Bonds To Invest in
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 5, 2022

BondSavvy has just released its new set of corporate bond recommendations. Individual investors can see them by clicking here. Financial advisors, family offices, and other corporate bond investors can call our founder Steve Shaw...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 1 min read
Is Albertsons' Acquisition of Rite Aid Good for Bondholders?
Is Albertsons' Acquisition of Rite Aid Good for Bondholders?
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 6, 2022

Update Note: On August 8, 2018, Albertsons and Rite Aid announced the termination of their merger agreement. While the below analysis no longer pertains to a combined Albertsons / Rite Aid company, it shows...

Our Perspective 9 min read
Individual Bonds vs. Bond Funds and ETFs - Which Are Better?
Individual Bonds vs. Bond Funds and ETFs - Which Are Better?
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 13, 2022

Watch this video before investing another dollar into an overvalued bond fund. Many popular bond funds try to replicate 'the market' and since the market is largely bonds priced at a premium to par,...

Bond Recommendation Summaries Less than 1 min read
Individual Bond Recommendations
Individual Bond Recommendations
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 5, 2022

BondSavvy has just released its new set of corporate bond recommendations.  Individual investors can see them by clicking here.  Financial advisors, family offices, and other corporate bond investors can call our founder Steve Shaw...

Bond Recommendation Summaries 1 min read
VIDEO - Corporate Bonds: Achieve Equity Upside Without the Equity Downside
VIDEO - Corporate Bonds: Achieve Equity Upside Without the Equity Downside
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 5, 2022

Many investors believe bonds are where you go to 'not screw things up' and earn 2-4% returns.  It's time for a new approach. In this original video, I show you a new approach to...

Featured Videos 1 min read
Fixed Income After-Tax Returns: How Corporate Bonds Beat Munis
Fixed Income After-Tax Returns: How Corporate Bonds Beat Munis
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 13, 2022

Many people invest in municipal bonds because they believe munis drive higher after-tax returns than corporate bonds.  This blog post shows this is not always the case. The Punchline If investors buy individual corporate...

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Corporate Bond Investment Returns Through September 30, 2017
Corporate Bond Investment Returns Through September 30, 2017
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 6, 2022

BondSavvy founder Steve Shaw's investment-grade corporate bonds are up 11.14% through September 30, 2017 compared to 3.15% for the world's largest bond ETF.  Learn how he did it by reading this fixed income blog...

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The Bondcast -- Now Available Online!
The Bondcast -- Now Available Online!
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 5, 2022

On September 26, BondSavvy hosted the premier of The Bondcast at the Morristown Hyatt where founder Steve Shaw presented his latest corporate bond investment recommendations.  This presentation is now available by clicking here. The...

Bond Recommendation Summaries Less than 1 min read
Corporate Bond Investing Myth #1 -- You Get Ripped Off if You Sell
Corporate Bond Investing Myth #1 -- You Get Ripped Off if You Sell
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 13, 2022

The scoop: Contrary to what everyone has told you, individual investors can sell corporate bonds at a fair price.  Across different parts of the BondSavvy site, including this page, we have shown how owning a...

Our Perspective 5 min read
How Bond ETFs Lower Your Returns and Hurt Asset Allocation
How Bond ETFs Lower Your Returns and Hurt Asset Allocation
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 20, 2022

Hardly a day goes by without a story about how ETFs are revolutionizing the investment world.  There are now many articles and posts praising bond ETFs, but what's been missing from the analysis is...

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Bondsavvy's Corporate Bond Market Outlook
Bondsavvy's Corporate Bond Market Outlook
Posted by Steve Shaw updated April 5, 2023

Conditions continue to remain favorable for corporate bond investment performance with 1) strong corporate earnings, 2) low inflation, 3) expectations for relatively steady interest rates, especially for longer-dated maturities, and 4) historically narrow corporate...

Our Perspective 3 min read
Bondsavvy Talks Corporate Bonds at Nasdaq TradeTalks
Bondsavvy Talks Corporate Bonds at Nasdaq TradeTalks
Posted by Steve Shaw updated April 5, 2023

Watch BondSavvy founder Steve Shaw provide perspective on interest rates, corporate bond investing best practices, and some of the best bonds in his portfolio during his interview with Jill Malandrino at Nasdaq TradeTalks.  ...

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Don't Let the Fed Put You Off Corporate Bond Investing
Don't Let the Fed Put You Off Corporate Bond Investing
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 14, 2022

Read Antonia Oprita's Real Money column in The Street where I talk about the outlook of Federal Reserve policy and its impact on corporate bond investing.

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The Case for Investing in Individual Corporate Bonds Just Got Stronger
The Case for Investing in Individual Corporate Bonds Just Got Stronger
Posted by Steve Shaw updated January 14, 2022

Just-released June 30 performance numbers show how investors can benefit from owning individual bonds instead of bond funds.  Please see the below returns summaries that compare my investments in individual bonds to those of...

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Bond Market Pioneer Takes on Wall Street’s Love Affair with Fixed Income Mutual Funds, Launching Bondsavvy
Bond Market Pioneer Takes on Wall Street’s Love Affair with Fixed Income Mutual Funds, Launching Bondsavvy
Posted by Steve Shaw updated April 5, 2023

Platform offers an educational crash course and The Bondcast series to empower people to invest in individual corporate bonds New York, NY — June 28, 2017 — Steve Shaw, the former head of Tradeweb...

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