What is a Fixed Income Investment?

A Fixed Income invest is focused on the preservation of capital or income. In other words it is a more risk averse way of investing than, for example, equity investing.

Characteristics of a Fixed Income Investment

- Fixed payments

- Interest payments

- Maturity Dates

Common Types of Fixed Income Investments
Treasury Bills
Commercial Paper (CP)
Bankers' Acceptances
Repurchase Agreements (RPs)
Broker's Calls
Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS)
Mortgage-Backed Securities