The Strategic Bond Investor: Strategies and Tools to Unlock the Power of the Bond Market

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The Strategic Bond Investor, Second Edition, explains how to maximize your investing returns with bonds-one of the more stable investments left standing in the wake of the economic chaos of 2008-2009. Senior vice president and portfolio manager at PIMCO, Anthony Crescenzi provides simple but effective approaches for building bonds into your overall investment strategy.

Completely updated to address the realities of an unpredictable economy, The Strategic Bond Investor, Second ...

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Overview

The Strategic Bond Investor, Second Edition, explains how to maximize your investing returns with bonds-one of the more stable investments left standing in the wake of the economic chaos of 2008-2009. Senior vice president and portfolio manager at PIMCO, Anthony Crescenzi provides simple but effective approaches for building bonds into your overall investment strategy.

Completely updated to address the realities of an unpredictable economy, The Strategic Bond Investor, Second Edition, includes new sections on the parallels between the credit and bond markets, the power of the New Fed, and ways to navigate the massive price fluctuations of the post-credit-crisis markets. In addition, you'll find:

Detailed descriptions of different bond types

Concrete data on how each one tends to perform in various environments

Key economic reports on how market factors affect the bond market

Techniques for forecasting the Fed's next move-to help you stay a step ahead of changing interest rates

Ways of using the yield curve and other indicators to predict the direction of the markets and the economy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071667319
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/21/2010
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 512,903
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Crescenzi is senior vice president,

market strategist, and portfolio manager at

PIMCO. He is also the author of Investing

from the Top Down and coauthor of Stigum’s

Money Market, Fourth Edition.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Mohamed El-Erian ix

1 The Importance of the Bond Market 1

2 The Composition and Characteristics of the Bond Market 27

3 Bond Basics: Building Blocks and Warning Labels 63

4 Types of Bonds 81

5 Risks Facing Today's Bond Investors: Asset Diversification Does Not Equal Risk Diversification 111

6 Don't Fight the Fed: The Powerful Role of the Federal Reserve 139

7 The Yield Curve: The Bond Market's Crystal Ball 175

8 Real Yields: Where Real Messages Can Be Found 197

9 The Five Tenets of Successful Interest Rate Forecasting 215

10 From Tulips to Treasuries: Tracking Market Sentiment to Forecast Market Behavior 251

11 Using the Futures Market to Gather Market Intelligence 275

12 Credit Ratings: An Essential Tool for Bond Investors 293

13 Bond Strategies 313

14 How Interest Rates Have Shaped the Political Landscape 323

15 Utilizing Economic Data to Improve Your Investment Performance 341

Appendix. Handbook of Economic Data: Power Tools for Investors 351

Endnotes 401

Index 403

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