How bonds work

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Bonds can play an essential role in an investor’s asset allocation strategy. Investors use bonds to generate steady income, realize tax savings, preserve principal, and reduce portfolio risk via diversification. Although the advantages are clear, many investors avoid bond investing due to its alleged complexities. Join us as we demystify fixed income investing. Together we’ll review key terminology, the types of bonds, their unique characteristics, benefits, risks, and much more. We’ll also discuss the resources and personalized support E*TRADE offers to aid in your bond investing journey.


Peter Deering
Director, Fixed Income, E*TRADE from Morgan Stanley

Peter’s experience ranges from managing a bond desk to working with retail customers. Before joining E*TRADE, he worked for many years as Director of Institutional Corporate Credit Sales and Trading at a large independent broker-dealer in New York. His background includes developing strategies in corporate bond and credit default swaps. He also has many years of experience as a Financial Consultant, managing a private client practice for high-net-worth investors in the NYC region.