How to Choose a Municipal Bond for Income

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Many investors prefer individual municipal bonds over municipal bond funds.  What attracts them to individual municipal bonds is the income stability and lack of interest rate risk when individual bonds are bought and held to maturity.  (You can … [Read more...]

Bond Trading – How to Trade Bonds Electronically

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Bond trading is not like trading stocks.  Bond trading technology and access has not developed as quickly as other markets. Electronic platforms with real time quotes which are the standard in other markets are the exception in the bond market. What … [Read more...]

Where to put your money in bonds? Common Sense Advice For Long-Term Investors

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I recently interviewed Francis Kinniry a Principal in Vanguard’s Investment Strategy Group on the topic of fixed income allocation. He said that Vanguard believes that the majority of one’s returns will come from the equity side of one’s portfolio. … [Read more...]

Agency Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) – US Govt Bonds That Yield Double or Triple Treasuries

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Agency mortgage backed securities are bundles of mortgages which are packaged together as one instrument and sold like a bond.  The payments from all the individual mortgages are then distributed to the holder of the agency mortgage backed … [Read more...]