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investing in stocks & bonds

Whether you’re looking to grow your wealth or reduce your risk, stocks and bonds might be for you.

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Bonds and stocks behave differently

Market swings can put your hard-earned savings at risk. But a good way to reduce portfolio volatility is by investing in both assets, because bonds and stocks perform differently under similar market conditions. Get in touch with a Fifth Third Securities Investment Professional to find out if investing in these assets is right for you.

The Difference Between 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 a 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 there have been times when the long-term rewards of stocks have outpaced fixed-income investments, such as bonds.

Find an asset allocation strategy that’s right for you.

A Fifth Third Securities Investment Professional can help determine the right strategy based on your risk and reward preferences and investment goals.

Asset Allocation does not guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment loss.

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