Acuity 44: The name's Bond. Investment Bond.

Bonds. They’re perceived as reliable, dependable and trustworthy.

But unlike their 007 namesake, investment bonds are rarely thrilling, exciting and exhilarating at the same time.

Shares and bonds are the yin and yang of investing. In a well-constructed evidence-based investment portfolio, bonds balance shares, providing stability that helps smooth the edges when higher-risk investments are having a rollercoaster moment (or year).

The latest volume of Acuity explores bonds and the role they play in your investment strategy, explains the relationship between yield and price and shows how some bonds are more risky than others.