High Return Bond Investments

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Let's begin our how to invest in corporate bonds webinar.

When investors decide whether to invest in bonds, they should view individual corporate bonds as investments that can, at times, achieve higher returns than stock market investments but without the downside and investment volatility of stock investments.  As of December 31, 2018, BondSavvy had presented 27 corporate bond investment ideas, of which, 24 are still being recommended.  We recommended selling one pick, and two others were 'hold but don't buy more.'    

Prior to launching BondSavvy in June 2017, I had made 13 investments in individual corporate bonds.  I show the returns for these previous investments below.  These examples show how bond investing isn't just for clipping coupons and making 2-3% returns.  Corporate bond investments can often provide high returns, especially if investors can identify bonds that are a compelling value and that can appreciate in price. 

Corporate Bond CUSIP Purchase
Date
Sold
Date
Annualized Investment
Return
Exited Investments        
Cablevision 8.000% 4/15/2020  12686CBA6
12/8/15 1/10/18 13.3%
Cablevision 5.875% 9/15/2022   12686CBB4
12/8/15 1/9/18 17.6%
Toys R Us 10.375% 8/15/2017   892335AN0
2/12/16 9/26/16 54.2%
US Cellular 6.700% 12/15/2033  911684AD0
12/17/14 7/9/15 5.1%
ADT Group 4.875% 7/15/2042  00101JAG1
10/16/14 7/9/15 -5.8%
GFI Group 8.625% 7/19/2018  361652AA8 1/16/13 3/17/15 16.0%
Ruby Tuesday 7.625% 5/15/2020  781182AB6 1/6/17 7/15/17 0.8%
Apple 3.850% 5/4/2043  037833AL4 10/28/13 5/9/18 6.4%
CenturyLink 7.600% 9/15/2039  156700AM8 1/4/17 8/5/18 4.9%
Microsoft 4.000% 2/12/2055  594918BE3
2/12/16
1/3/19
6.4%
         
Still-Held Investments        
Apple 4.450% 5/6/2044
037833AT7
2/12/16
   
Discovery Comms 4.950% 5/15/2042 25470DAG4 1/19/17    
Jefferies 6.500% 1/20/2043 472319AM4 1/19/17    




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BondSavvy believes owning individual corporate bonds can help investors achieve higher returns and better principal protection than bond funds. We make 25 to 30 bond-level recommendations annually for the below client groups. Click a box to learn more.

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