How to build a bond ladder

Rock-bottom interest rates make it hard to get decent levels of income from your investments without taking lots of risk. While some stocks offer an attractive income, the ups and downs of the stock market are just too uncomfortable for some people.

So, investing in bonds has always been seen as a good alternative for those who want a regular income, with less volatility (fewer ups and downs).

Of course, bonds are not the same as cash in the bank. They are by no means risk-free. There’s always the possibility that the issuer of the bond won’t be able to [...]

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