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Bonds and Fixed Income Investing

Interested in learning about bonds and other fixed income investments? Use these resources to find out which kind of bonds are right for you, how you can determine the safety of corporate and municipal bonds, and the difference between general obligation, revenue, junk, zero-coupon, and fallen angels bonds.
  1. Bond Basics (14)
  2. Bond Calculator (2)
  3. Bond Funds (6)
  4. Commercial Paper (6)
  5. Convertible Bonds (3)
  6. Corporate Bonds (6)
  7. EE Savings Bonds (10)
  8. HH Savings Bonds (3)
  9. I Savings Bonds (11)
  10. Junk Bonds (7)
  11. Municipal Bonds (16)
  12. Rating Agencies (6)
  13. Savings Bonds (14)
  14. Zero Coupon Bonds (5)

How to Invest in Bonds
Bonds are a type of investment that results in an investor lending money to the bond issuer in exchange for interest payments. There are many types of bonds including municipal bonds, commercial bonds, savings bonds, treasury bonds, and more. In this guide to investing in bonds, we'll explain the differences between these and other considerations that might be important to you.

Reading Between the Lines - The Spread Between Treasuries and TIPs
The spread between treasury bonds and TIPs or treasury inflation protection bonds is often used by professional money managers to gauge the market's expectation for inflation. TIPs can be a great way to protect yourself against inflation and to keep your fixed income portfolio constant in real dollars.

Person to Person Lending
Is person to person lending through sites like prosper.com the future of fixed income investing? Will person to person lending change the banking industry forever? Discover the answers to those questions in this article.

Mortgage Backed Securities
Mortgage Backed Securities, or MBS, are securitized mortgages held for fixed income investment by financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies, and private equity groups. Most mortgage backed securities are packaged by Ginnie Mae, Freddie Mac, or Fannie Mae.

The Danger of Investing in Foreign Bonds
Foreign bonds are subject to a number of risks not present in domestic issues thanks to currency fluctuations and political events. This article explains the dangers of investing in foreign bonds and explains how they differ from eurobonds.

Are Bonds Safer Than Stocks?
Are bonds safer than stocks? What is the difference between investing in stocks and bonds? These questions are often asked by new investors and in this article, I want to help you understand that it is not always true your risk decreases when you add bonds to your portfolio and not all stocks are the equivalent of gambling at a casino.

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