Fundamentals of the Bond Market

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Understand the ins and outs of today's surprisingly versatile bond marketplace.

. As stocks continue their roller-coaster ride, nervous investors will be looking at bonds. FUNDAMENTALS OF THE BOND MARKET gives you the tools you need to master this complex market so you can diversify your portfolio, and get reliable income and safety of principal. Author Esme Faerber has packed this guide with examples, quizzes, checklists, and plain-English explanations to enhance your understanding of everything from the basics of buying and selling to bond ratings, government and international securities, call and convertible features, portfolio management, and more..

. Before you risk money in real-time trading, let this hands-on tool bring you up to speed on:.

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*Three steps that determine the best bond mutual fund for any investor.
*Corporate, Municipal, Convertible and Zero-Coupon Bonds - which to buy for individual portfolios.
*Treasury securities - how and why to invest in T-bills, notes, and bonds.
*Tips of the Trade - techniques to calculate yields, buy and sell different types of bonds, and more

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Find Out How Investors Can Increase Income - and Gain Valuable Diversification - By Adding Bonds to Their Portfolios.

. As stocks continue their roller-coaster ride, more Americans than ever turn to bonds for reliable income and safety of principal - often with little information on which fixed income vehicles will best suit their needs. In this environment, it is important to understand every detail of the fixed income markets - from rules and regulations that affect bond investors to proven fixed income asset allocation models, characteristics of popular bonds, call and convertible features, and more..

. Fundamentals of the Bond Market is a contemporary, in-depth guidebook to understanding the ins and outs of today's surprisingly versatile bond marketplace. Plain-English analyses and explanations combine with checklists, charts, and graphs to provide information on:.

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*Bond mutual funds - Three steps to determine the best fund for any investor.
*Corporate, Municipal, Convertible and Zero-Coupon Bonds - How, why and which to buy for individual portfolios.
*Treasury securities - How and why to invest in T-bills, notes, and bonds.
*Tips of the Trade - Techniques to calculate yields, buy and sell different types of bonds, and more.

. From hands-on basics to advanced technical skills, Fundamentals of the Bond Market will give you everything you need to truly understand and profit from today's often conservative, occasionally aggressive fixed income marketplace. Let this hands-on book - along with its companion Fundamentals of...investing guides - help you build the skills and confidence for success...before you risk money in the no-room-for-error waters of real-time trading!

About the Author:

Esm Faerber, CPA, (Bryn Mawr, PA) is professor of business and accounting at Rosemont College. Her previous books include All About Bonds and All About Stocks.

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