With the financial crisis and economic downturn in recent years, the value of a company’s bonds has been a key driver of stock prices, especially among bond investors.
Since 2010, the average bond yield on bonds has risen to 1.35%, up from 1.22% in 2009.
The bond yields for the S&P 500 index have also risen since 2010.
While bonds have been more valuable in recent months, they are still far from the peak in the Dow Jones Industrial Average that they were in 2009, when the Dow hit an all-time high of 17,957,500.
Here’s what you need to know to be sure that your investment strategy is sound.