Access the unprecedented potential of bond investing!
Bonds have come a long way in recent years. No longer just a relatively safe and secure investment, bonds now offer the potential for capital appreciation in addition to interest income. All About Bonds, Bond Mutual Funds, and Bond ETFs is the key to understanding both traditional and new types of bond investments.
This detailed but accessible introduction covers everything from basic bond characteristics to fixed-income investment techniques. You'll gain a thorough education on such topics as yield, liquidity, duration, convexity, valuation, and emerging markets and find the answers to many questions a bond investor will ask, such as:
- What percentage of my portfolio should be dedicated to bonds?
- What are the newest products and where do I find them?
- What are the risks involved with investing in bonds, bond mutual funds and bond ETFs?
- How can I use the Internet to my advantage?
Whether you're involved in the bond market already or about to enter it, All About Bonds, Bond Mutual Funds, and Bond ETFs will guide you though the process of choosing the best bonds for your needs, evaluating their performance, and managing a bond portfolio.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What Bonds Can Do for You and Why You Should Consider Investing in Them
Chapter 2 Characteristics of Bonds
Chapter 3 Risks of Bonds
Chapter 4 Yield and Price
Chapter 5 Duration and Convexity
Chapter 6 The Economy and the Bond Markets
Chapter 7 Money Market Securities
Chapter 8 Treasury Securities
Chapter 9 Government Agency and Pass-Through Securities
Chapter 10 Corporate Bonds
Chapter 11 Municipal Bonds
Chapter 12 Convertible Bonds
Chapter 13 Zero Coupon Bonds and Zero Coupon Mutual Funds
Chapter 14 International and Emerging Market Debt
Chapter 15 Closed-End Funds
Chapter 16 Portfolio Management and Evaluation