Fixed-income investments provide returns to investors in the form of fixed periodic payments on a predetermined schedule, explains Fidelity. Certificates of deposit, bond funds and fixed-income exchange-traded funds are ... More » Business & Finance Investing

A fixed-income fund provides periodic payments to holders and the eventual return of principal at maturity, reports Investopedia. As opposed to variable income securities, where payments change depending on factors such ... More » Business & Finance Investing

Barclay maintains a number of fixed-income securities indexes, according to the bank's website. These include global indexes as well as regional indexes for the United States and Canada, Europe, Asia and emerging markets... More » Business & Finance Financial Calculations

To open an online trading account, first research the many available options, such as accounts offered by ETrade and Fidelity investments. Account pricing and features vary considerably, states Forbes. After finding a su... More » Business & Finance Investing

Mitch Tuchman of Forbes recommends beginning investors diversify their investments by investing in exchange-traded funds, cut risk through portfolio management and take a long-term view of investments without becoming co... More » Business & Finance Investing

PIMCO experts recommend investors diversify their investments into a variety of areas rather than simply focusing on U.S. index funds, Treasury bills and cash equivalents, according to the PIMCO website. Investors have t... More » Business & Finance Investing

As of 2015, risks associated with the Dodge & Cox stock fund include the fund underperforming other investments, investors losing money by investing in the fund, and fund managers making untimely sales or purchases of fu... More » Business & Finance Investing