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Treasury Market Chartsby Econoday March 12, 2014
Key Treasury market securities and their relationship to the federal funds with the risk assumption that Treasury securities are free from default risk.
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With a new chair, the Fed looks prepared to continue its push to keep rates low.
Bonds are showing signs of strength after a challenging 2013, but expect volatility.
Shorter duration bonds may provide limited price volatility and varying levels of income.
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In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible.
Lower-quality debt securities generally offer higher yields, but also involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to loss
Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.