Date: 8/19/2019
Source: Incapital
Author: Incapital

Structural Advances in the Bond Market Benefit Individual Investors

"While the bond market has traditionally been driven by the investment activity of institutional investors, over the past 15 years there have been a number of structural advances in the market that have led to enhanced accessibility and pricing transparency to investors at all levels." 

Advisors know that bonds play an important role in constructing a diversified portfolio because, in addition to generating predictable income, they offer risk diversification in times of broader market uncertainty. In this article, we discuss some of the important benefits of bonds highlighted in a recent Incapital Financial Advisor survey, structural enhancements that have improved price transparency, and finally the impact technology has had in making bonds more transparent and accessible for individual investors.  [Read More]