Exec: Boost older clients' returns by "rolling down the yield curve"

02/15/2012 | Financial Advisor online

Financial advisers can help older clients capture higher returns on bonds with a strategy known as "rolling down the yield curve," says Tony Crescenzi of Pimco. The strategy is best used with intermediate-term Treasury bonds to capitalize on the fact that as a bond's maturity shortens, its price rises and yield drops. Investors can lock in the gain by selling the bond, Crescenzi says.

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