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Investors bruised by the stock market are crawling back to savings bonds — here’s what this once humble, now hot asset can do for you
Does looking at your portfolio these days make you feel a little queasy? Don’t bother consulting WebMD: It sounds like you might be suffering from stock market whiplash.
With inflation at a 40-year high of 8.6% and interest rates on a steep rise, investors are searching for safe havens.
Enter savings bonds. Since they carry little risk, you’d normally expect a modest return on investment. But when inflation and interest rates rise, they inch closer to average stock market returns, making them a tempting alternative in a bear market.
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Bonds are like a loan to the government
Essentially, a U.S. savings bond is a debt security issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury — or in layman’s terms, it’s a loan to Uncle Sam. You can purchase them online through the U.S. Treasury Department’s TreasuryDirect.gov website.