From the Publisher
This outstanding guide alerts investors to the best funds, explains how and where to purchase them and contains insider tips for reducing investment risks and meeting objectives under all interest rate and market conditions. Provides valuable risk-and-reward assessments of every type of taxable and tax-exempt bond fund. Explains the current exponential growth of bond fund assets, share sales and bond fund offerings plus highlights the 10 top performing bond funds for the past five years. Includes scores of performance reviews and tables.
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"All the information you need to make winning investment choices
Bonds are the essential answer to the call for diversification in your portfolio. Finding the right bond funds though—the ones that really suit your individual needs—can seem like a tricky prospect. All About Bond Funds arms you with the information you need to make the right choices. This complete guide gives you all the essentials in plain English and assumes no technical knowledge of the bond market. You'll learn how to choose the bond funds most appropriate for you—funds that meet your investment objectives, with no more risk than you're comfortable with—under various market conditions. In addition, All About Bond Funds: Describes the various kinds of bond funds offered today—from the long-established to the latest—and the specific securities in which they invest Offers valuable risk-and-reward assessments of every category of taxable bond fund, from Treasury to junk, and every kind of exempt bond fund, from long-term national to single state Reviews the performance of the various categories and explains why specific funds fared as well—or as poorly—as they did Provides essential tips on selecting the right funds for your needs and checking the suitability of those you already own