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Bonds & Fixed Income

Fixed-income investments can help address your income needs

Whether you want to mitigate market volatility, preserve your investment, generate income from your portfolio, or all three, we offer a wide range of fixed-income investments that can address your needs. And find tools, resources and dedicated Fixed Income Specialists who can help you define and refine your strategy.

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, subject to credit risk 
  • 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, quarterly, or semi-annual income to help supplement your income or help fund your retirement
  • Manage interest rate risk - creating a ladder through staggered maturities can potentially help you 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 of investments over 40,000 offerings from over 100 dealers, 3,000+ bond mutual funds, and over 400 bond ETFs2 300+ which are commission free
  • Utilize helpful tools like ready-made bond ladders, or create your own with Bond WizardTM. You can even set bond alerts to help you stay updated on new issue offerings as well as rating and status changes for corporate and municipal bonds
  • Get help with investment strategy and fixed-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, which includes $1 per bond transaction fee on secondary bond trades when trading through the online platform 

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.

Tools

Use a wide range of useful (and free) tools to help find bonds that match your portfolio criteria. 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.

Education and research

Gain confidence that comes from knowledge with unlimited access to free educational resources. Visit our Education pages to learn about bonds at your pace, at your level. Delve into top-notch research from CFRA articles and view helpful videos, including Investing Basics: Bonds.

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Interests

ProductSymbolTrading Hours CTTradable Options
2yr Note
/ZT...
5 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Yes

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.
1 Begins trading Monday morning
2
Monday starts at 9:05am CT/10:05am ET and stops at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET. Tuesday starts at 8:00am CT/9:00am ET and stops at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET. Friday starts at 8:00amCT /9:00am ET and stops at 1:55pm CT/2:55pm ET.
3
Open on Sunday night at 5:00pm CT/6:00pm ET.

Interests

ProductSymbolTrading Hours CTTradable Options
COMEX Gold
/GC...
5 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Yes

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.
1 Begins trading Monday morning
2
Monday starts at 9:05am CT/10:05am ET and stops at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET. Tuesday starts at 8:00am CT/9:00am ET and stops at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET. Friday starts at 8:00amCT /9:00am ET and stops at 1:55pm CT/2:55pm ET.
3
Open on Sunday night at 5:00pm CT/6:00pm ET.

Interests

ProductSymbolTrading Hours CTTradable Options
Australian Dollar
/6A...
5 p.m. - 4 p.m.
No

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.
1 Begins trading Monday morning
2
Monday starts at 9:05am CT/10:05am ET and stops at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET. Tuesday starts at 8:00am CT/9:00am ET and stops at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET. Friday starts at 8:00amCT /9:00am ET and stops at 1:55pm CT/2:55pm ET.
3
Open on Sunday night at 5:00pm CT/6:00pm ET.

Interests

ProductSymbolTrading Hours CTTradable Options
Corn
/ZC...
7pm-7:45am & 8:30am-1:20pm
Yes

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.
1 Begins trading Monday morning
2
Monday starts at 9:05am CT/10:05am ET and stops at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET. Tuesday starts at 8:00am CT/9:00am ET and stops at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET. Friday starts at 8:00amCT /9:00am ET and stops at 1:55pm CT/2:55pm ET.
3
Open on Sunday night at 5:00pm CT/6:00pm ET.

Interests

ProductSymbolTrading Hours CTTradable Options
E-Mini NASDAQ 100
/NQ...
5 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Yes

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.
1 Begins trading Monday morning
2
Monday starts at 9:05am CT/10:05am ET and stops at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET. Tuesday starts at 8:00am CT/9:00am ET and stops at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET. Friday starts at 8:00amCT /9:00am ET and stops at 1:55pm CT/2:55pm ET.
3
Open on Sunday night at 5:00pm CT/6:00pm ET.

Interests

ProductSymbolTrading Hours CTTradable Options
Brent Crude Oil
/BZ
5 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
No

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.
1 Begins trading Monday morning
2
Monday starts at 9:05am CT/10:05am ET and stops at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET. Tuesday starts at 8:00am CT/9:00am ET and stops at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET. Friday starts at 8:00amCT /9:00am ET and stops at 1:55pm CT/2:55pm ET.
3
Open on Sunday night at 5:00pm CT/6:00pm ET.

Interests

ProductSymbolTrading Hours CTTradable Options
Cocoa
/CC...
3:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.1
No

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.
1 Begins trading Monday morning
2
Monday starts at 9:05am CT/10:05am ET and stops at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET. Tuesday starts at 8:00am CT/9:00am ET and stops at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET. Friday starts at 8:00amCT /9:00am ET and stops at 1:55pm CT/2:55pm ET.
3
Open on Sunday night at 5:00pm CT/6:00pm ET.

Interests

ProductSymbolTrading Hours CTTradable Options
Random Length Lumber
/LBS...
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. & 9:00 a.m.-1:55 p.m.
No

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.
1 Begins trading Monday morning

Interests

ProductSymbolTrading Hours CTTradable Options
Feeder Cattle
/GF...
8:30 a.m.-1:05 p.m.
No

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.
1 Begins trading Monday morning

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 mututal funds that match your investment objectives.

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 different banks, you're covered up to $500,0001. If you need help, our CD Specialists are just a click or call away.

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