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Responding to the interest rate roller coaster

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Even with U.S. Federal Chairman Ben Bernanke’s decision to pause his plans to drive up long-term interest rates, investors are understandably worried about the impact rising interest rates will have on price of their bonds. To help protect the health of your fixed-income holdings, the analysts of BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research outline strategic investment tactics that can help maintain a strong portfolio.

The Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch reminds us to keep a level head when assessing our fixed-income portfolios–as they do when delivering investment recommendations for their own clients. View an animated presentation for an overview on addressing your portfolio during an uncertain Federal Reserve climate, and how it could affect your bond holdings.

Investors are wondering how the price of their bonds will be impacted by interest rate changes. Such concerns about the market can affect investors’ bond portfolios–but the advisors at Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group can help lay out a wide-ranging strategy for managing an investment portfolio. Read Merrill Lynch’s tips on investing in shorter-term and global bonds to get started designing your investment strategy now.

Rising interest rates can stunt growth in the mortgage and housing markets, as well as make it more expensive for corporations to finance themselves with cash. But there are still ways for investors to maintain the health of their investment portfolios during a time of rising interest rates. Christopher J. Wolfe, Chief Investment Officer for the Private Banking and Investment Group explains some investment strategies in this video, where he breaks down some of the important portfolio investment suggestions.

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