Bond Investing For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118330536
  • ISBN-13: 9781118330531
  • DDC: 332.6323
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 511 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Bond Investing For Dummies, 2nd Edition updates the expert information and advice presented in the first edition for todays bond markets. It includes updated information on: The stock-market turmoil of 2008 and of the past several months, which have served to reinforce the importance of bonds in a portfolio. A radical fall in interest rates, to the lowest in decades--making bond investing trickier than ever. A run on municipals, due to widespread fears that Americas cities would break from the recession. (Municipals have since come back.) The historic downgrade of U.S. Treasuries, which so far has not lead to any kind of run on government bonds, but certainly warrants great concern.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Bond Appetit!.
2: So You Want to Be a Bondholder.
3: Developing Your Investment Game Plan.
4: The (Often, but Not Always) Heroic History of Bonds.
5: Sweet Interest Is the Name of the Game.
6: Numerous and Varied Ways to Make Money in Bonds.
7: “Risk-Free” Investing: U.S. Treasury Bonds.
8: Industrial Returns: Corporate Bonds.
9: Lots of Protection (and Just a Touch of Confusion): Agency Bonds.
10: (Almost) Tax-Free Havens: Municipal Bonds.
11: Le Bond du Jour: Global Bonds and Other Seemingly Exotic Offerings.
12: Customizing and Optimizing Your Bond Portfolio.
13: Risk, Return, and Realistic Expectations.
14: The Science (and Pseudoscience) of Portfolio-Building.
15: Dividing up the Pie: What Percentage Should Be in Bonds?.
16: Which Kinds of Bonds Make the Most Sense for You?.
17: Bonds Away! Navigating the Fixed-Income Marketplace.
18: Strategizing Your Bond Buys and Sells.
19: Investing (Carefully!) in Individual Bonds.
20: Picking a Bond Fund That Will Serve You for Life.
21: Bonds as Replacements for the Old Paycheck.
22: Fulfilling the Need for Steady, Ready, Heady Cash.
23: Finding Comfort and Security in Old Age.
24: The Part of Tens.
25: Ten Most Common Misconceptions about Bonds.
26: Ten Mistakes That Most Bond Investors Make.
27: Ten Q & A's with Bond Guru Dan Fuss.
Helpful Web Resources for Successful Bond Investing.