By Esme Faerber
The typical source of revenue investor does not wish or have to get slowed down in technical discussions of rates of interest and time. So All approximately Bonds and Bond Mutual money offers them what they wanta basic but complete remedy of bonds and bond money. in addition to up-to-date bond details, this revised variation additionally contains new fabric on: * Bond mutual money * Tax-free municipal bonds * foreign bonds and bond cash
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Call risk can be anticipated by estimating the level to which the interest rates must fall before the issuer would find it worthwhile to call the issue. As will be explained in a later chapter, the call provision of a bond makes the duration of the bond uncertain. To minimize call risk, examine the call provisions of the bond and choose bonds which are unlikely to be called. This is particularly important if you are contemplating the purchase of bonds that are trading above their par values (at a premium).
By increasing the level of risk and extending the maturities of bonds, investors can increase their rates of return. However, basing investments on the greatest yield may be disastrous. Going for higher yields and ignoring risk does not guarantee high returns over a period of time. For example, investing in lower-quality corporate bond issues which go into default translates into a loss of principal and negative returns. Investors must decide whether the additional returns warrant the additional risk.
Treasury bonds and notes that are about to mature which are considered to be money market securities. S. S. agency issues, municipal bond issues, and corporate issues. Zero-coupon bonds and convertible bonds are hybrid debt securities. They have different characteristics but are also considered to be capital market securities. S. Treasury issues two types of long-term securities: Treasury notes have maturities of less than 10 years, and Treasury bonds have maturities in excess of 10 years. S. governmental agencies sell long-term debt issues to finance various activities.
All About Bonds and Bond Mutual Funds: The Easy Way to Get Started by Esme Faerber