Bond Investing For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal by Russell Wild

By Russell Wild

Bonds and bond money are one of the most secure and most suitable investments you can also make to make sure an considerable and loyal retirement source of revenue — in the event you do it correct! Bond making an investment For Dummies is helping you do exactly that, with transparent causes of every thing you want to understand to construct a assorted bond portfolio that might be there for those who want it it doesn't matter what occurs within the inventory market.This plain-English advisor explains the professionals and cons of making an investment in bonds, how they fluctuate from shares, and the simplest (and worst) how one can decide on and buy bonds in your wishes. you will get up to the mark on all of the varieties of bonds and become aware of find out how to comprehend while it is time to promote and the way to get the easiest costs if you do. discover what you must be aware of about:Buying and promoting bonds and bond fundsMeasuring bond hazards and returnsTaxes on bond curiosity and tax-free bondsCustomizing and optimizing your bond portfolioCommon bond-investing error and the way to prevent them"Risk-free" U.S. Treasury bondsTax-free municipal bondsHigh yield company bondsThe professionals and cons organization bondsConvertible bonds, derivatives, and different unique offeringsPacked with sound recommendation and constant formulation for making sure that your bond investments satisfy your retirement pursuits, Bond making an investment For Dummies is the source you want to placed the gold on your golden years.

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In the Dummies universe, they are known as icons, and they signal certain exciting (or possibly not-so exciting) things going on in the accompanying text. qxp 8 8/23/07 11:11 PM Page 8 Bond Investing For Dummies Although this is a how-to book, you also find plenty of whys and wherefores. 99 percent how-to. Read twice! This icon indicates that something important is being said and is really worth putting to memory. The world of bond investing — although generally not as risky as the world of stock investing — still offers pitfalls galore.

Qxp 8/23/07 11:11 PM Page 7 Introduction Part IV: Bonds Away! Navigating the Fixed-Income Marketplace In this part, I address the role of bond brokers, discuss the pros and cons of owning individual bonds as opposed to bond funds, explain how to buy and sell bonds without getting clipped, and offer ways to protect yourself so that you don’t get stuck with any fixed-income dogs. I reveal ways for you to blow away the black smoke that has long shrouded the world of bond trading. Part V: Bonds As Replacements for the Old Paycheck Many people think of bonds as the ultimate retirement tool.

In Chapter 15, I show you how to find out exactly how much your bond broker is making off you — or trying to make off you. I show you how to compare comparable bonds to get the best deals. And I discuss some popular bond strategies, including the most popular and potent one, laddering your bonds, which means staggering the maturities of the bonds you buy. Going with a bond fund or funds Investors now have a choice of more than 5,000 bond mutual funds or exchange-traded funds. All have the same basic drawback: management expenses.

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