Discover the Potential Advantages of Fixed Income Investing

Fixed income investments may be right for you if you want to experience these benefits as part of a diversified portfolio.

  • Preserve wealth - While fixed income prices may fluctuate, you can rely on receiving the full-face amount when your investment matures.
  • Diversify your portfolio - Diversifying your investments across asset classes may result in less risk exposure for your overall portfolio
  • Generate income - Fixed income investments may provide a steady stream of monthly or quarterly income, to help supplement your income or help fund your retirement
  • Manage interest rate risk - By creating a ladder with staggered maturities, you can manage interest rate risk in both rising and falling environments, and experience less exposure to interest rate volatility

Reasons to Choose TD Ameritrade for Fixed Income Investing

We provide tools, research, and support to help take the guesswork out of bond and fixed income investing.

  • Select from a wide range investments including over 40,000 offerings from over 100 dealers, 3,000+ bond mutual funds, and more than 360 bonds ETFs2—33 of which are commission-free
  • Utilize helpful tools like ready-made bond ladders, or create your own with Bond Wizard. You can even set bond alerts to stay updated on new issue offerings and rating and status changes for corporate and municipal bonds
  • Get help with investment strategy and income needs with a personalized portfolio review from a Fixed Income Specialist
  • Take advantage of competitive pricing on most every fixed income product in the marketplace

Dedicated Fixed Income Specialists

Define your fixed income strategy with the one-to-one guidance of TD Ameritrade Fixed Income Specialists. Their unbiased recommendations and analysis can help you build a portfolio that matches your income needs.

To speak with a Fixed Income Specialist, call 800-934-4445.

Our fixed income specialists can help you define your strategy
Find the right bonds for your portfolio using our helpful, free tools


Find the right bonds for your portfolio using a wide selection of helpful (and free) tools. Implement a laddered strategy with Bond Wizard, determine yields and costs with the Bond Calculator, stay up-to-date on the status of your bonds with Bond Alerts, and more.

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Education and research

Gain confidence that comes from knowledge, with unlimited access to free educational resources. Visit the Education Center to learn about bonds at your pace, at your level. Delve into top-notch research from S&P Captial IQ articles, and view helpful videos, including Investing Basics: Bonds and Individual Bonds vs. Bond Funds.

Additional fixed income offerings

Over time, risk changes, and so will the weight of the fixed income investments in your portfolio. Beyond bonds, there are many other fixed income offerings that can help you to diversify. Consider annuities to help secure a steady stream of income. Enlist a team of professionals to help with managed portfolios. Plus, explore mutual funds that match your investment objectives.


Over time, risk changes, and so will the weight of the fixed income investments in your portfolio

TD Ameritrade Offers Choice, FDIC Protection, and Specialized Help with CDs

With a TD Ameritrade account, you have access to a wide variety of brokered CDs. Every CD is FDIC-insured up to $250,000 per depositor per issuer. So, if you own two CDs from two different banks, you’re covered up to $500,000.1 If you need help, our CD Specialists are just a click or call away.

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