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Getting Started in Bonds

by Sharon Saltzgiver Wright

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Thinking of getting your feet wet in bonds, but don’t know where to begin? Packed with new material, dozens of real-life examples, and up-to-the-minute facts and figures, Getting Started in Bonds is an informational as well as entertaining primer on fixed income securities (bonds).

Thinking of getting your feet wet in bonds, but don’t know where to begin? The Second Edition of Getting Started in Bonds will help you better understand and invest in fixed income securities (bonds). Packed with new material, dozens of real-life examples, and up-to-the-minute facts and figures, Getting Started in Bonds, Second Edition is an informational as well as entertaining primer written in a fun, conversational voice, not as a lecture.

Here’s a sampling of what’s inside:

  • Covers a variety of bonds you have to choose from – U.S. Government, Municipal, Corporate, Convertible, and much more
  • Helps you identify a good bond
  • Reveals factors that can affect a bond’s value and help you estimate future interest rates
  • Shares a number of valuable bond investing and portfolio strategies

"At last, a lucid overview of the fixed income marketplace has been written for the individual investor. In a light-hearted manner - but based upon solid fundamentals - Ms. Wright has translated the jargon-filled world of bonds into actionable information. I highly recommend Getting Started in Bonds to anyone planning to become involved in fixed income investing." - W. Stansbury Carnes, PhD, Managing Director, Fixed Income Research, Salomon Smith Barney, New York; author, By the Numbers: A Survival Guide to Economic Indicators

"For do-it-yourselfers who want to invest in bonds, Getting Started in Bonds is a fine primer and reference book. Sharon speaks directly to the reader in a personal way, making complex concepts accessible." - Lawrence J. Lasser, President and Chief Executive Officer, Putman Investments

"Getting Started in Bonds is a thorough, straightforward, and accessible introduction to the world of fixed income securities. Wright does an excellent job of covering basic concepts as well as explaining the broader factors that affect bond prices. This book is a valuable and essential tool for the novice investor." - Gail C. Scully, Partner and Portfolio Manager, Gofen and Glossberg

"Ms. Wright has produced an excellent, easy-to-read guide for the novice bond investor. The book is well organized and allows its readers to identify and focus in on the security types most suitable for them. Even experienced investors will find this book a refresher course in bond fundamentals." - Richard Lehmann, Publisher, Income Securities Advisor Newsletter

"The recent volatility of world equity markets is sure to increase interest in fixed income investing. Getting Started in Bonds successfully introduces investors to the dynamic world of buying and selling money. Furthermore, it does so in an easy-to-read, entertaining format." - Jefferson DeAngelis, Managing Director, Northwestern Investment Management

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