Naked Guide to Bonds What You Need to Know - Stripped down to the Bare Essentials

ISBN-10: 0471462217
ISBN-13: 9780471462217
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/26/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Filled with helpful charts and informative "Bare Essentials" summary points at the beginning of each chapter, "Naked Guide to Bonds" provides an effective way to become a smart and successful bond investor. Take a look for yourself and you'll see how enjoyable and rewarding learning about bonds can be.

MICHAEL V. BRANDES is Director and Fixed-Income Strategist in the Investment Strategy Group at Smith Barney, a division of Citigroup. He is founding author of Bond Market Monthly, the firm's flagship research publication for individual fixed-income investors. He also writes Citigroup's widely popular A Stock Buyer's Guide to Bond Investing and various research articles about fixed-income strategy. Michael earned a BA in English literature from the University at Albany (NY) and an MBA from Columbia University Business School in New York.

Preface
Acknowledgments
What You Want to Know
Why Bonds?
Who Issues Bonds? And Why?
How Are Bonds Bought and Sold?
Why Buy Bonds Rather Than Stocks?
Essential Parts
Price
Maturity
Coupon
Yield
Credity Quality
Simplifying Key Concepts
Why Bad News is Good News
Bond Prices and Interest Rates
Measuring Volatility
Armchair Economist
Evaluating Liquidity
Mainstays of the Market
Treasury Securities
Agency Securities
Mortgage-Backed Securities
Corporate Bonds
Municipal Bonds
International Bonds
Peripheral Players
Preferred Securities
Convertible Securities
U.S. Savings Bonds
Certificates of Deposit
Funds and Unit Investment Trusts
Money Market Funds
Putting it all Together
Have an Informed Opinion
Establish a Framework
Diversification
Interpreting the Yield Curve
Managing Volatility
Getting Down to Business
Bond Strategies
Fund Strategies
Bonds, Funds, or Both?
Preparing for changing Rates
Swaps and Total Return
What Not to Do
Practical Matters
Wrapping Up
Glossary
Index

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