fixed-income assets

Definition

Types of investment instruments that tend to be low risk and geared for people who must live on a fixed income such as Social Security or a retirement pension. A few examples would be bonds, CDs, bond funds, and annuities. Ideally, retired or disabled individuals can live off the interest of these assets so that the principle is never depleted before death. The need for a heavily weighted portfolio with such fixed income securities often depends upon life expectancy and projected medical expenses.

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You should try to make sure that you have enough fixed-income assets to smooth out the riskier things you have.

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The fixed-income assets were low risk and we all wondered if they were a good thing for us and I had to say that they were.

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Will had a tendency to favor fixed-income assets as he did not have a large portfolio with which to take many high-risk chances.

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