fixed-income security

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Fixed-Income Security

A security with a guaranteed return. Common examples include bonds, which pay periodic coupons representing a certain interest rate, and preferred stocks, which are legally required to receive a specified dividend at certain times. Typically, fixed-income securities offer lower risk and lower returns than common stock and similar investment vehicles.

fixed-income security

A security, such as a bond or preferred stock, that pays a constant income each period. Price changes in a fixed-income security are caused primarily by changes in long-term interest rates.
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The fund follows policies aimed at maximising profits through diversification of investments policy, choice of equities, short- and long-term fixed-return investment instruments, and short- and long-term variable return instruments.
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Uncertainty over war with Iraq has helped keep rates at this low level because risk-averse investors have fled the stock market for the safety of fixed-return investments, pushing their prices up.

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