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Bond Basics Part 4: Useful Charts and Definitions

Bennet Sedacca
Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:49 EST

Be Sure You Pay the Right Price Investors who want to check recent transaction prices in the municipal bond market can get daily price and yield information for thousands of actively traded municipal bonds on www.investinginbonds.com. Effect of federal income taxes on yields of tax-exempt and taxable instruments 5% Tax-exempt bond 7% Taxable bond Cash Investment $30,000 $30,000 Interest $1,500 $2,100 Federal income tax bracket $0 $693 Net Return $1,500 $1,407 Yield on investment after .....

Bond Basics Part 3: Buying, Selling, and Strategy

Bennet Sedacca
Fri Dec 20, 2013 08:49 EST

Buying and Selling Bonds - The World of the Opaque What is the difference between trading stocks and bonds? Stocks are "transparent." In other words, in most liquid stocks, we can all buy shares at the same price, if enough are offered; or sell, if enough are bid for. Please click here for a detailed explanation of this concept. Bonds are much more .....

Bond Basics Part 2: Types of Bonds

Bennet Sedacca
Thu Nov 21, 2013 02:56 EST

Types of Bonds Municipal Bonds: A city or state-issued instrument. Interest on municipal bonds are generally tax exempt. If the bond was issued in the bondholder's state of residence, interest is usually exempt from state tax. Interest is generally paid semi-annually. Municipal bonds are generally favored by high income earners. Government Bonds: Bonds that are issued by the U.S. Treasury. U.S. Treasury .....

Bond Basics Part 1: What, Who, and Why?

Bennet Sedacca
Tue Nov 19, 2013 02:11 EST

What Are Bonds? An interest-bearing instrument that promises to pay a stated amount of money at some future date. Bonds are redeemed at the end of a term, which is called a maturity date. Some bonds have "call dates." Issuers may call bonds earlier than its maturity date if doing so suits them at that time. Other bonds have "put features." This .....

Momentum Vs. Laggard Investing: Why Not Both?

Max Isaacman
Mon Oct 28, 2013 03:20 EST

There are decisions to be made between momentum or bottom-fishing investing, also known as laggard investing. The reality is that an investor can do both; he or she can invest in the market favorites, which is momentum investing, and also invest in laggards, which is bottom fishing. Bottom fishing is also known as buying fallen angels, which are asset classes .....
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