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A fixed-income investment refers to a security or other type of investment that pays a fixed return. Types of investments that generally fall within this category are government, corporate, or municipal bonds, which pay a fixed rate of interest until maturity, and to preferred stock, paying a fixed dividend. Such investments are advantageous in times of low inflation but do not protect holders against erosion of buying power in a time of rising inflation, since the bondholder or preferred shareholder gets the same amount in interest or dividends, even though consumer goods cost more.
Fixed-income investments can also be adversely effected by rising interest rates and the credit-worthiness of the issuing authority. For example, as interest rates rise, the market value of the fixed income investment can decline as investors move to alternative and more attractive investments.
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