Accrued Market Discount – What You Need to Know

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In last week’s article, “10 Intermediate-Term Bonds Yielding Over 4%,” I presented 10 corporate bonds with yields-to-worst and current yields of at least 4%, maturities of less than 10 years, and credit ratings no lower than Ba3/BB-. Moreover, nine … [Read more...]

Do SandRidge Energy bonds yield 6% or 8%?

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One my favorite bond analysts, Rom Badilla of Bondsquawk.com, recently recommended the high yield bonds of Sandridge Energy, a large producer of oil and natural gas. However, a person not very familiar with technical terms of the bond market might … [Read more...]

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...]