ALL ABOUT BONDS, 2E: The Easy Way to Get Started

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 1, 2002 - Business & Economics - 342 pages
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Everything an individual investor needs to know about bonds.

The average income investor doesn't want or need to get bogged down in technical discussions of interest rates and time. So All About Bonds and Bond Mutual Funds gives them what they want--a simple yet comprehensive treatment of bonds and bond funds. Along with updated bond information, this revised edition also includes new material on:

  • Bond mutual funds
  • Tax-free municipal bonds
  • International bonds and bond funds
 

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Contents

Why Invest in Bonds and Bond Mutual Funds?
1
Evaluating Bond Characteristics
21
How to Read the Financial Pages
47
ShortTerm FixedIncome Securities
77
Corporate Bonds and Corporate Bond Mutual Funds
107
Treasury Securities and Treasury Security Mutual Funds
135
Government Agency Bonds and Agency Mutual Funds
163
Municipal Bonds and Municipal Bond Mutual Funds
187
Convertible Bonds and Convertible Bond Mutual Funds
215
ZeroCoupon Bonds and ZeroCoupon Mutual Funds
239
FixedIncome Mutual Funds
259
ClosedEnd Funds
293
Managing Your Portfolio
307
GLOSSARY
325
INDEX
333
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Page 164 - ... the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), and the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA).
Page 92 - ... be issued to me), and 2. I am not subject to backup withholding because: (a) I am exempt from backup withholding, or (b) I have not been notified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that I am subject to backup withholding...
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Page 271 - Hedge funds are not required to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) if they have fewer than 99 investors.
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About the author (2002)

Esme Faerbe, CPA is a professor of business and accounting at Rosemont College. Her previous books include All About Bonds, All About Stocks, and Managing Your Investments, Savings, and Credit.

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