From Kim Iskyan, Editor, True Wealth Asia:
To a lot of investors, bonds are boring and confusing – and, worse, the returns they offer are often low.
Stocks are (on the surface) more straightforward, and you can make (and lose) a lot more money with them. And while you can brag about the great stock you just bought, you’ll get laughed out of the room if you start to talk about the great bond you just bought.
But bonds are anything but dull…
“I used to think if there was reincarnation, I wanted to come back as the President or the Pope or a .400 baseball hitter. But now I want to come back as the bond market. You can intimidate everyone,” said James Carville, who was a political strategist for U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Bond markets can also tell the future.
The U.S. Treasury bond yield curve (which I’ll…