What is Bond Duration — and How Does It Affect Bond Fund Prices?

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When the Federal Open Market Committee raised the federal funds rate by a quarter of a point in March, many investors wondered what impact this might have on their portfolios. We, at Frontier, have noticed many bond investors, in particular, have been questioning the impact of rising rates on bond mutual funds and exchange traded […]

What’s the Difference Between ETFs and Mutual Funds?

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When investing in stocks and bonds, you have two main options: You can buy the shares of individual companies or individual bond issuers, or you can purchase stocks and bonds through mutual funds or exchange traded funds (ETFs). Based on Frontier’s findings, many investors opt for mutual funds or ETFs. These provide a high degree […]

How Might A Trump Presidency Affect the Tax Code?

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In a recent article we took a detailed look at how the Presidency of Donald Trump might affect the economy and markets. With Trump’s inauguration this week, now is a good time to take a look at how his Presidency might affect the U.S. tax code. Tax Reform Might Be Feasible With Republican control of […]