Summary of Buying Bonds

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Summary of Buying Bonds

As an educated investor, you should know what to look for when buying a bond, what costs to expect, where to buy bonds, and the different ways you can buy them, such as individually, through trusts, or in funds. Depending on your investment needs, you might consider short-term or long-term bonds, and you might choose between new issues and bonds purchased at a premium or discount on the secondary market.

Practical Ideas I Can Start with Today

  • Choose a type of bond to research for its features and its potential earnings power.
  • Consider purchasing a bond either from the original issuer or on the secondary market.
  • Research bond mutual funds as an option for buying bonds.
  • Consider choosing a bond mutual fund to buy.

What you have learned

  1. Things to Consider When Buying Bonds
  2. How to Buy Bonds
  3. Bond Pricing Terminology
  4. Bond Trading Transaction Costs
  5. Buying Bonds Indirectly

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