The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Investing in Bonds

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Penguin, Aug 7, 2007 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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Investing in a secure financial future.

Every investor must understand the complex bond market-and how it's affected by the existing economic environment. This invaluable volume explains all bond basics without the confusing jargon, providing information on Treasury notes, highyield junk bonds, tax-free municipals, U.S. saving bonds and other tax-free varieties, and much more.
-The Pocket Idiot's GuideTM to Investing in Stocks is selling phenomenally well
-Seasoned financial writer and pocket-sized format for quick reference
-Explains the bond rating/analysis system
-Offers instructions on how to construct a portfolio and advice on whether a financial manager is necessary


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Title Page
How the Bond Market Works
Risks and Concerns of Bond Investing
Buying and Selling Bonds
U S Treasury and Agency Bonds
Corporate Bonds
Municipal Bonds
Calculating Bond Values
Bond Mutual Funds
Planning a Bond Strategy
Appendix A Glossary

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About the author (2007)

Ken Little is a veteran financial writer and editor. He is currently the editor of the stocks website for He was the chief financial writer for Strong Capital Managements website ( He has written six books on money management and investing, including "The Complete Idiots Guide to Personal Financial Documents, The Pocket Idiots Guide to Annuities, Personal Finance Desk Reference, Personal Finance at Your Fingertips," and "Alpha Teach Yourself Investing in 24 Hours,

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