Even though a bond is considered a loan to a corporation/government/municipality, different types of bonds function differently. In fact, there is a difference between U.S. and Israeli bonds.
The difference between U.S. and Israeli bonds is specifically in municipal bonds. Municipal bonds are a specific kind of bond that are free from local, state, and federal tax. In an effort to get investors to support municipal bonds, they are frequently tax-free in America. However, these bonds are not recognized as tax-free in Israel. Therefore, the yield they have may not be a “true” yield taking foreign taxes into account.
Learn about what types of bond are appropriate for you. Should you invest in U.S. or Israeli bonds?
Defining your portfolio
The Goldstein on Gelt Show has created a free resource “How to Choose the Right Type of Bond for You.” The resource features the different characteristics of municipal bonds, corporate bonds, and U.S. government bonds.
On November 28th, The Goldstein on Gelt Show will host a free webinar titled How to Invest in Bonds for Safety and Income. Register for the webinar and discover if bonds are an appropriate investment for you.
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