Bonds and individual fixed income securities

Key Points

  • Bonds and fixed income securities can provide a predictable income stream
  • Most pay interest semiannually
  • When working with an Ameriprise financial advisor, you gain access to a wide variety of bonds and fixed income securities

Bonds are a type of debt security where the issuer generally promises to pay a specified rate of interest during the life of the bond and repay the face value of the bond (the principal) when it matures.

Bonds and fixed income securities typically pay interest semiannually. Interest payments can provide investors a predictable income stream. Many people invest in bonds for the expected interest payments and to preserve their capital investment. (Interest payments and return of principal are subject to the creditworthiness of the issuer and are not otherwise guaranteed).

By working with an Ameriprise financial advisor, you have access to a wide variety of bonds and fixed income securities including:

  • Corporate bonds
  • Municipal bonds
  • U.S. Treasury bills, notes, bonds and zeros
  • U.S. Agency bonds
  • Mortgage-backed securities
  • Asset-backed securities (ABS)
  • FDIC-insured brokered certificates of deposit (CDs)

Take the next step

To find out more about trading bonds and fixed income securities at Ameriprise Financial, contact your Ameriprise financial advisor or locate an advisor near you