From our friends at Visual Capitalist – here is a great infographic illustrating three pervasive myths about bonds in a rising rate environment. See below for the graphic.
The 3 Myths:
Myth #1 – You never want to hold bonds in a rising rate environment
Myth #2 – This is the worst time to invest in bonds
Myth #3 – The long-term view looks dismal
Even though there is definitely some short-term pain in the bond market, it doesn’t necessarily spell doom for bonds long-term.
Source: Visual Capitalist