Straight Talk about Bonds and Bond Funds

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The latest volume in the McGraw-Hill "Straight Talk" series offers novice investors the straightforward,simple explanations they need to profit in the popular,multi-trillion dollar bond market-including frank advice about the negatives of mutual funds and unit investment trusts that small investors rarely hear about. This highly-accessible guide offers a comprehensive overview of how the bond market works,from basic definitions of market terms and risks,through tips on locating up-to-date information on prices ...
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Overview

The latest volume in the McGraw-Hill "Straight Talk" series offers novice investors the straightforward,simple explanations they need to profit in the popular,multi-trillion dollar bond market-including frank advice about the negatives of mutual funds and unit investment trusts that small investors rarely hear about. This highly-accessible guide offers a comprehensive overview of how the bond market works,from basic definitions of market terms and risks,through tips on locating up-to-date information on prices and offerings,to savvy advice on how to get the most out of a broker. Written in plain English,without the complex lingo that drags down so many other investment guides,Straight Talk About Bonds and Bond Funds is for any investor who wants the straight story on bonds in a quick and easy way.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070523036
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/2/1996
  • Series: Straight Talk Ser.
  • Pages: 265
  • Product dimensions: 5.93 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Why Invest in Bonds? 3
2 What Is a Bond? 15
3 Using Bonds to Solve Financial Problems 35
4 Pitfalls and Possibilities 59
5 The Meaning Behind the Numbers 79
6 U.S. Treasury Bonds 97
7 Certificates of Deposit and U.S. Savings Bonds 111
8 U.S. Federal Agency Bonds Including Mortgage Pass-through Securities 121
9 Municipal Bonds 133
10 Corporate Bonds Including Junk Bonds 161
11 Off-the-Shelf: Open-Ended and Closed-End Funds and Unit Investment Trusts 179
12 Bond Funds: Every Person's Answer to Investing 201
13 How to Work with Brokers and Financial Advisers 223
14 The Search for Knowledge and Information Sources 235
15 A Simple Guide to Buying Bonds and Bond Funds 255
Index 277
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