All About Bonds, Bond Mutual Funds, and Bond ETFs, 3rd Edition [NOOK Book]

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Access the unprecedented potential of bond investing!

Bonds have come a long way in recent years. No longer just a relatively safe and secure investment, bonds now offer the potential for capital appreciation in addition to interest income. All About Bonds, Bond Mutual Funds, and Bond ETFs is the key to understanding both traditional and new types of bond investments.



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All About Bonds, Bond Mutual Funds, and Bond ETFs, 3rd Edition

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Overview

Access the unprecedented potential of bond investing!

Bonds have come a long way in recent years. No longer just a relatively safe and secure investment, bonds now offer the potential for capital appreciation in addition to interest income. All About Bonds, Bond Mutual Funds, and Bond ETFs is the key to understanding both traditional and new types of bond investments.



This detailed but accessible introduction covers everything from basic bond characteristics to fixed-income investment techniques. You'll gain a thorough education on such topics as yield, liquidity, duration, convexity, valuation, and emerging markets and find the answers to many questions a bond investor will ask, such as:



  • What percentage of my portfolio should be dedicated to bonds?

  • What are the newest products and where do I find them?

  • What are the risks involved with investing in bonds, bond mutual funds and bond ETFs?

  • How can I use the Internet to my advantage?



Whether you're involved in the bond market already or about to enter it, All About Bonds, Bond Mutual Funds, and Bond ETFs will guide you though the process of choosing the best bonds for your needs, evaluating their performance, and managing a bond portfolio.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071544283
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 12/10/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 896,582
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Esmé Faerber is a professor of business

and accounting at Rosemont College. She is the author of All About Stocks and All About Investing.
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Table of Contents

1. What Bond Investments are and the reasons for investing in them

2. Characteristics of Bond Investments

3. Bond yield and Pricing Concepts

4. The Risks of Bonds

5. The Effects of the Economy on the Bond Market

6. The Yield Curves

7. Money Market Securities

8. Treasury Securties

9. Government Agency Securities

10. Mortgage-Backed Securities

11. Corporate Bonds

12. Municpal Bonds

13. Convertible Bonds

14. Zero-Coupon Bonds

15. Foreign and Emerging Market Bonds

16. Managing a Bond Portfolio

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