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Investing in Bonds For Dummies

Published 10-26-2015

<b>Change up your investment strategy. Diversify with bonds!</b> <p>Stock, bonds, mutual funds&#8212;are all of these elements really necessary in your investment portfolio? Yes! <i>Investing in Bonds For Dummies</i> introduces you to the world of bond investment&#8212;and equips you to diversify your portfolio&#8212;through the concise and approachable presentation of the details surrounding this form of investment. This engaging text offers a clear, yet thorough take on the background of bond investment, helping you understand why it's such an important part of a well-rounded portfolio. Additionally, the book explores bond returns, risks, and the major factors that can influence the performance of bonds. <p>When it comes to diversifying your investment portfolio, most financial advisors recommend a strategy that mixes high- and low-risk options, allowing you to protect your investment without being too conservative. Depending upon your age, financial goals, and other key factors, the percentage of your portfolio made up of bonds may vary; however, it's safe to say that bonds will play a role in your investment strategy. <ul> <li>Understand how to buy and sell bonds and bond funds, and why it's important to do so</li> <li>Measure the returns and risks that different bonds have to offer, preparing yourself to make educated investment decisions</li> <li>Diversify your investment portfolio by adding bonds to the mix</li> <li>Avoid common investment mistakes when navigating the world of bonds</li> </ul> <p><i>Investing in Bonds For Dummies</i> can keep your investment portfolio from getting stagnant by showcasing why diversification with bonds is essential to a successful investment strategy!

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Bond Investing For Dummies

Published 08-28-2012

<b>Your friendly guide to trading the bond and bond fund market</b> <p>Bonds and bond funds are among the safest and most reliable investments you can make to ensure an ample and dependable retirement income&#8212;if you do it right! <i>Bond Investing For Dummies</i> helps you do just that, with clear explanations of everything you need to know to build a diversified bond portfolio that will be there when you need it no matter what happens in the stock market.</p> <p>This plain-English guide clearly explains the pros and cons of investing in bonds, how they differ from stocks, and the best (and worst!) ways to select and purchase bonds for your needs. You'll get up to speed on the different bond varieties and see how to get the best prices when you sell.</p> <ul> <li>Covers the ups and downs of today's market, which reinforces the importance of bonds in a portfolio</li> <li>Explains how a radical fall in interest rates make bond investing trickier than ever</li> <li>Explores the historic downgrade of U.S. Treasuries and its possible effects on government bonds</li> </ul> <p>If you're an investor looking for a resource that helps you understand, evaluate, and incorporate bonds into your portfolio, <i>Bond Investing For Dummies</i> has you covered.</p>

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