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Bond Investing Webinar FAQs - The Bondcast

The Bondcast is a first-of-its kind event, and we have been receiving questions from customers and prospective customers on how this subscriber webcast works.  Please see answers to The Bondcast FAQs below:

1. Why should I attend The Bondcast?
The Bondcast makes corporate bond investing simple and equips you to make successful corporate bond investments by providing specific corporate bond investment recommendations.  Selecting winners among the 9,000 corporate bonds available to buy each day is a daunting task for many investors.  BondSavvy narrows down the investment universe to a select number of individual corporate bonds that can outperform the market.

2. How long is The Bondcast and what's the agenda?
The Bondcast is a 60-minute presentation, which consists of i) BondSavvy's new corporate bond investment recommendations; ii) a review of bond market conditions and trends, and iii) subscriber Q&A.  Each recommendation will include a company business and credit analysis and a detailed discussion of each recommended bond so investors can weigh the potential risks and returns of each investment.  

3. Is The Bondcast a live event or a recorded webcast?
Both.  At 5:00pm ET on the day we present new corporate bond investment recommendations, we host the live edition of The Bondcast. Shortly after this call, we post a recording of The Bondcast in the subscriber area of the BondSavvy site.          

4. How many corporate bond recommendations will you make at each edition of The Bondcast?
Typically between four and six. These recommendations will all be at the individual bond, or CUSIP, level.         

5. How will the recommendations be split between investment-grade and high-yield corporate bonds?
Historically, we have had a fairly even split; however, based on market conditions, at certain editions of The Bondcast, it may skew slightly toward either investment-grade or high-yield corporate bonds.  As shown in our corporate bond returns page, some of our best-performing bond recommendations have been investment grade corporate bonds.

6. What analysis does BondSavvy conduct prior to making an investment recommendation?
We conduct corporate bond searches through online broker-dealers where we narrow down lists of thousands of bonds into a smaller number based on our knowledge of different companies, relative yields, pricing, maturities and other available information.  Once we have a focused list of potential corporate bond investments, we conduct in-depth credit and financial analysis on each company.  Based on this analysis and the bond's yield, price, maturity, and other factors, we further narrow down the list into the bonds we recommend during The Bondcast.  Read our blog post further describing our bond investment analysis.

7. Are BondSavvy's subscription fees worth it? 
Through October 29, 2021, investors who purchased 10 bonds of each BondSavvy recommendation made through May 2021 earned over $60 in return for every $1 paid in BondSavvy subscription fees.  Please view our corporate bond returns page to see how our recommended bonds have performed vs. the leading corporate bond ETFs.          

8. Am I going to have to do a bunch of work to make corporate bond investments?
No.  BondSavvy does the heavy lifting for you.  During The Bondcast, we will provide you key pieces of information on each company and corporate bond we are recommending, boiling it down to one or two PowerPoint slides.  Along with additional color provided during The Bondcast, you will have the information you need to make an investment.  All you'll need to do is execute the trade through an online broker or your financial advisor.

9. What happens if a recommendation changes?
Once we host The Bondcast, we provide updates to attendees on the performance of the issuing companies and recommended corporate bonds.  We also recommend when a bond becomes a 'sell.'  BondSavvy maximizes returns through capital appreciation.  Locking in capital appreciation by selling bonds -- often before maturity -- is a key part of our fixed income investment process.    

One advantage of being a BondSavvy subscriber is that, in the event a recommendation changes, you will have access to all editions of The Bondcast during your subscription period, so you can readily substitute a new bond for the one that is no longer recommended.

10. Can I go back and view prior editions of The Bondcast?
Yes, for as long as you subscribe to BondSavvy, you have access to all previous corporate bond investment ideas contained in previous editions of The Bondcast.

11. Is BondSavvy an SEC-registered trading platform, broker-dealer, investment adviser, or asset manager?
None of the above.  BondSavvy is not registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, or the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction, nor is such registration contemplated.  BondSavvy makes recommendations on individual corporate bond investments and charges a fee to customers. We do not hold customer assets, and we do not execute trades on behalf of customers.    

12. Are BondSavvy's corporate bond investment ideas specific to my portfolio? 
As BondSavvy operates under the publishers’ exemption of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the investments discussed during The Bondcast do not take into account an investor’s particular investment objectives, financial situation or needs. In making an investment decision, each investor must rely on its own examination of the investment, including the merits and risks involved.  Please read the BondSavvy general disclaimer.