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Investing in Bonds and Stocks

To Help Achieve Your Investment Goals

Market swings can put your hard-earned savings at risk. Investing in bonds and stocks is important for a diversified investment portfolio, as these investments perform differently under similar market conditions and may help reduce portfolio volatility. A Fifth Third Securities Investment Professional can help you determine whether investing in bonds and stocks is right for you.

Are you considering investing in bonds and stocks?

Bonds Stocks
When you buy a bond, you are essentially lending money to an organization, which can be a private company, government or municipality. When you buy stock, you are purchasing an equity stake of the company.
Bonds can provide safety of principal, predictable income flow and tax advantages.* The stock market is not always predictable, but the long-term rewards of stocks have historically outpaced those of fixed-income investments, such as bonds.

A Fifth Third Securities Investment Professional can recommend an asset allocation strategy based on your risk and reward preferences and investment goals, which may include stocks and bonds.

Get Advice and Guidance

For information about investing in bonds and stocks, contact a Fifth Third Securities Investment Professional, visit a Fifth Third Banking Center near you, call us toll free at 1-800-416-8714, or fill out a contact form.

*The bond's income may be subject to certain state and local taxes depending upon your tax status and/or the federal alternative minimum tax. Unlike stocks, which are subject to general market volatility, bonds are subject to interest rate risk. Bond prices will fall as interest rates rise. Fifth Third Securities does not provide tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor before making any decisions or taking any action based on this information.

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