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Bonds Now!: Making Money in the New Fixed Income Landscape Hardcover – December 9, 2009
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Fixed income investing will never be the same. Bonds Now! identifies the most recent changes in the bond market. It links the new rules of profiting in the bond market with new survival methods and fresh buy/sell principles. This reliable resource combines them all to show individual investors just like you how to make smart bond investments in the post–credit crisis era. Bonds Now! doesn't waste time on the elementary basics. Instead, the authors—both seasoned pros—jump right in and show you how to build a safe bond portfolio designed to weather these turbulent economic times.
Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this timely book:
Walks you through the changing fixed income landscape and shows you exactly how to navigate through it
Highlights how to quickly analyze a bond, then use the results to execute your trade
Examines what it takes to build an impregnable fortress around your bond portfolio—one so strong that even incompetent legislators and greedy CEOs can't make it crumble
Reveals how to develop a sixth sense for trouble and rebalance your bond positions while there's still time
And much more
There is only one way to guarantee you're getting the right information—get it yourself. Bonds Now! shows you how and where. But, more importantly, this authoritative book clearly explains what to do with the information once you have it.
Read and use Bonds Now! as your guide to create a reliable fixed income stream. But wait, there's more. Forbes magazine is offering a FREE 3-month trial subscription to the Forbes Tax Advantaged Investor newsletter—an $87 value—FREE with the purchase of Bonds Now! See the last page for details.
From the Back Cover
"With Bonds Now! Marilyn Cohen has written a book giving us step-by-step ways to navigate the new, post–2008 credit-crisis bond market....Bonds Now! gives a dead-on account of how the bond ratings game has changed....Marilyn's book discusses reliable ways to anticipate the effects of management team changes...essential reading for anyone who is serious about making money in the bond market."
"When it comes to the bond market, who knows more and can explain it better, quicker, easier and, in many instances, pithier than can Ms. Cohen? The answer is no one. Marilyn has been involved in the bond markets, municipal, federal, corporate, et al., for the past thirty-plus years. Her book will open up the bond market for the novice and the expert reader alike. I strongly recommend this book for anyone wanting to become acquainted with the bond market, and certainly to those who wish to become better and more intelligent investors."
—Dennis Gartman, editor of The Gartman Letter
"Bonds matter! That's what even the stock-crazy learned after the 2008 meltdown. Surprisingly, bonds can be even more complicated than stocks to understand—but bond guru, Marilyn Cohen, clears the way. This is the essential guide for investors with bonds in their portfolios, or investors starting out in bonds."
—Jane Bryant Quinn, author of Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People
Bonds Now! picks up where the basic texts leave off. If you manage your own bond portfolio and you want to do it better and smarter and achieve more profitable results, then this book is for you. It identifies the most recent changes in the bond market and links the new rules of profiting in the bond market to new survival methods and fresh buy/sell principles. The book combines them all to show investors how to make smart bond investments in the post–credit crisis era.
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Top Customer Reviews
For me this book was an absolute waste of money. I was looking for a guide to bond investing or at least some practical information on it. W/ a ostentatious title such as "making money: in the new fixed income landscape", this book seems to confidently advertise itself as such.
Instead I found generic advice I'd find from any broker or generic free online website. To make it even worse, large sections of the book were written as a political diatribe -- I don't pay for people's cheap opinions; I pay for information. And the less likely I'm able to find this information elsewhere, the more I pay for it.
I would not pay much for this book.
**caveat - adding 1 star for author's emphasis of TRACE"
Buying bonds was a "no brainer" until the financial credit crisis of the last few years. Before the financial meltdown one would buy muni bonds with investment grade ratings and insured by AMBAC, MBIA, FGIC, etc. - no problem, just collect interest and return of capital with bond maturity. Then greed entered the game when the insurers decided to get involved with CDO's and the derivate market while the rating agencies were more than generous with investment grade ratings.
I made some costly mistakes, which could have been avoided by simply following the information outlined in "Bonds Now".
If you are serious about protecting your money and investments I highly recommend following the simple procedures clearly outlined in Marilyn Cohen's latest book, "Bonds Now".
All the necessary bond investment information is readily available free on the web if one knows where to look.
Regarding Bonds NOW!, my suggestion is to give it a chance. I give it 5 stars because it's concise, clearly written and has definitive and reasonable suggestions on managing a bond portfolio post 2008. It's a book for people with some knowledge of how bonds operate. Whether or not the suggestions on portfolio management are ideal will have to be determined by each reader. I always suggest reading more than one book in order to make informed decisions... and this book definitely helps to make informed decisions.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I usually get free books from my local library. Since I like this book so much, I'm going to buy a copy for myself. I was clueless about bonds until I read this book. Read morePublished on February 4, 2014 by Miss Kittles
I like this book for it is easy to read and understand. It disciplines me into thinking I just cannot buy bond positions then ignore them. Even though written in 2010, Bonds Now! Read morePublished on October 28, 2013 by Hawkeye
The book was informative but too heady for a layman as myself. I would feel uncomfortable making purchases based solely on the book.Published on March 19, 2013 by Greg
"Thank You Meredith Whitney"
Ms. Cohen wrote.
"This Town Cryer isn't crying wolf".
Ms. Cohen wrote of Meredith Whitney. Read more
The main focus of the book pointed out the pitfalls of bond investing. The book is dense with good ideas. Read morePublished on February 15, 2011 by Michael L. Loren
If you're buying Munis or thinking about it, get this book. Excellent for beginning and seasoned investors.Published on August 5, 2010 by Spencer L. Cullen
This bond book is the 2nd one I've purchased recently. It has some examples of how things went wrong in the crash of 2008 and how to invest wisely to minimize the chances of... Read morePublished on March 14, 2010 by Stephen Witte
The book was damaged during delivery. The seller did a refund for me and let me return the book.Published on February 6, 2010 by statisticinference