Government Bonds: Still a Safe Bet

by David Jenyns on September 23, 2007

Government Bonds: Still a Safe Bet
One of the safest investments a person can make is to buy bonds from the government — their value is guaranteed and, although returns are small, they will appreciate in value with no input from the investor. No matter how bad conditions may be, the government does not reserve the right to delay payment. An owner merely has to identify himself at a bank or other bond agency, and in a few moments he has the cash, in the amount printed on the bond. Of course, if the banks should close, it might be impossible to raise cash on any investment for a short while. Aside from that possibility, an E bond is practically as liquid as currency in your pocket, and with interest added.

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