An explanation of real yields and the real rate of return and why they are important to bond investors.
Here is a definition of each with examples of how they are used by bond investors.
The market for non agency mortgage backed securities present unique risks and opportunities for return.
Not understanding this basic concept leads to the number 1 mistake in investing.
An in depth overview of how bond ETFs work, how they are created, and how Bond ETFs compare with bond mutual funds.
An introduction to Bond Mutual Funds. How Bond Mutual Funds Work? Types of Bond Mutual Funds, Bond Mutual Fund Fees and Taxes.
What is a CUSIP Number? Where can a find or lookup a CUSIP Number?
Why do bonds almost always cost more than their quoted price? Because of accrued interest. Find the definition and formula here.
Total return is of particular interest to investors who pursue an active trading strategy and who seek to buy a bond when its price is low and sell when it is high, instead of holding to maturity….
All bonds have a face value amount and a maturity date. You can think of a the maturity date as the end of a life for a bond. At the maturity date, the holder of a bond is paid the face value of the bond by the issuer…