E-Bonds: An Introduction to the Online Bond Market

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 5, 2002 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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A complete online approach to trading bonds
Although online bond trading began primarily for institutions, this has changed as individual investors seek a wider range of online financial opportunities. E-Bonds: The Definitive Guide to the Online Bond Market provides a comprehensive overview of the marketplace, and identifies key players and emerging strategies for buying bonds online. Readers will walk through the entire transaction process for each of the primary platforms with the help of expert analysts, and learn more about accessing and trading bonds online through anecdotal examples, case studies, and perspectives from experienced online bond traders. Covering all fixed income instruments available to investors, E-Bonds is a valuable reference for anyone looking to trade bonds over the Internet.
Jake Wengroff (New York, NY) is an independent financial communications consultant and contributor to a number of financial publications including CFO magazine. Wengroff was formerly vice president of corporate marketing for Bear Stearns, where he worked on the firm's venture funds.
 

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Contents

1 The Case for Bonds
1
2 Bond Basics
5
3 The EBond Industry Bond Distribution to Individuals
15
4 Whos Buying Bonds on the Internet?
37
5 Bond Psychology Why Investors Havent Taken to Bonds
55
6 Learn about Bonds
69
7 Selecting an Online Broker
91
8 Municipal Bond Overview
99
10 Bond Mutual Funds Online
117
11 Scripophily
131
12 Final Thoughts
137
Appendix A Bond Funds versus Individual Bonds
139
Appendix B Your Investment Profile
143
Glossary
157
Bibliography
217
Index
219

9 Buy Munis and Treasuries Online
107

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JAKE WENGROFF is an independent financial communications consultant and a contributor to a number of financial publications including CFO magazine. Wengroff was formerly vice president of corporate marketing for Bear Stearns where he worked on the firm's electronic and private equity funds.

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