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Bond Investing For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance))
Name: Bond Investing For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance))
Author: russell wild
Pages: 362
Year: 2007
Language: English
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Bond Investing For Dummies Published by Wiley Publishing, Inc. 111 River St. Hoboken, NJ 07030 5774 Copyright 2007 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana Published by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana Published simultaneously in Canada No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, except as permit ted under Sections 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, w ithout either the prior written permission of the Publisher, or authorization through payment of the appropriate per copy fee to the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, 978 750 8400, fax 978 646 8600. Requests to the Publisher for permission should be addressed to the Legal Department, Wiley Publishing, Inc., 10475 Crosspoint Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46256, 317 572 3447, fax 317 572 4355, or online at http:// . Trademarks: Wiley, the Wiley Publishing logo, For Dummies, the Dummies Man logo, A Reference for the Rest of Us!, The Dummies Way, Dummies Daily, The Fun and Easy Way, and related trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and other countries, and may not be used without written permissi on. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Wiley Publishing, Inc., is not associated with any product or vendor mentioned in this book. LIMIT OF LIABILITY/DISCLAIMER OF W ARRANTY: THE PUBLISHER AND THE AUTHOR MAKE NO REP RESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CON TENTS OF THIS WORK AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO WARRANTY MAY BE CRE ATED OR EXTENDED BY SALES OR PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS. THE ADVICE AND STRATEGIES CON TAINED HEREIN MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR EVERY SITUATION. THIS WORK IS SOLD WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE PUBLISHER IS NOT ENGAGED IN RENDERING LEGAL, ACCOUNTING, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. IF PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED, THE SERVICES OF A COMPETENT PROFESSIONAL PERSON SHOULD BE SOUGHT. NEITHER THE PUBLISHER NOR THE AUTHOR SHALL BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES ARISING HEREFROM. THE FACT THAT AN ORGANIZATION OR WEBSITE IS REFERRED TO IN THIS WORK AS A CITATION AND/OR A POTENTIAL SOURCE OF FUR THER INFORMATION DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE AUTHOR OR THE PUBLISHER ENDORSES THE INFOR MATION THE ORGANIZATION OR WEBSITE MAY PROVIDE OR RECOMMENDATIONS IT MAY MAKE. FURTHER, READERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT INTERNET WEBSITES LISTED IN THIS WORK MAY HAVE CHANGED OR DISAPPEARED BETWEEN WHEN THIS WORK WAS WRITTEN AND WHEN IT IS READ. For general information on our other products and services, please contact our Customer Care Department within the U.S. at 800 762 2974, outside the U.S. at 317 572 3993, or fax 317 572 4002. For technical support, please visit Wiley also publishes its books in a variety of electronic formats. Some content that appears in print may not be available in electronic books. Library of Congress Control Number: 2007935019 ISBN: 978 0 470 13459 7 Manufactured in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 01_134597 ffirs.qxp 8/23/07 11:11 PM Page iv

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About the Author Russell Wildis a NAPFA certified financial advisor and the principal of Global Portfolios, an investment advisory firm based in eastern Pennsylvania. He is one of few wealth managers in the nation who is both fee only (takes no com missions) and welcomes clients of both substantial andmodest means. Wild, in addition to the fun he has with his financial calculator, is also an accom plished writer who helps readers understand and make wise choices about their money. His articles have appeared in many national publications, including AARP The Magazine, Consumer Reports, Details, Maxim, Men s Journal, Men s Health, Cosmopolitan, Reader s Digest,and Real Simple. He also contributes regularly to professional financial journals, such as Wealth Managerand Financial Planning. The author or coauthor of two dozen nonfiction books, Wild s last work, prior to the one you re holding in your hand, was Exchange Traded Funds For Dummies(Wiley, 2007). Before that was The Unofficial Guide to Getting a Divorce(Wiley, 2005), coauthored with attorney Susan Ellis Wild, his ex wife yeah, you read that right. No stranger to the mass media, Wild has shared his wit and wisdom on such shows as Oprah, The View, CBS Morning News, and Good Day New York,and in hundreds of radio interviews. Wild holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in interna tional management and finance from Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management, in Glendale, Arizona (consistently ranked the #1 school for international business by both U.S. News and World Report and The Wall Street Journal ); a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in business/ economics magna cum laudefrom American University in Washington, D.C.; and a graduate certificate in personal financial planning from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (America s sixth oldest college). A member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPF A) since 2002, Wild is also a long time member and currently serves as vice pres ident of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). The author grew up on Long Island and now lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania with his two children, Adrienne and Clayton, along with Norman, the killer poodle. His Web site is 01_134597 ffirs.qxp 8/23/07 11:11 PM Page v

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Dedication To the handful of people I ve known in this crazy society who somehow manage to keep proper perspective on money, and have helped me to do the same: Arun, Auggie, Marc, Michael, Robert, Susan, and Vicki and Joe. Author s Acknowledgments This being my second Dummiesbook, I d like to thank for a second time all the good people at Wiley, many of whom were involved in my first Dummies project, Exchange Traded Funds For Dummies.We re becoming like old friends! I m so glad that you guys assigned Joan Friedman once again as the project editor. If Moody s gave editors ratings, as it does bonds, Joan would certainly be rated Aaa. Thanks to some of my colleagues in the investment world, especially Mari lyn Cohen, official tech consultant on this book, who knows bonds better than anyone on the planet and provided me with invaluable insight into the behind the curtains world of bond trading. And my great appreciation to Michael Pace, an extremely sharp certified financial planner, fellow member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), and excellent catcher of errors and inserter of added good information. Thanks to Brenda Lange and David Kohn, fellow writers and members of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), for their literary input. I also appreciate the help of all the number crunchers and media liaisons at Morningstar, as well as some very helpful folks at the U.S. Treasury, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Special thanks go to Rebecca Cohen at Vanguard. And thanks to my literary agent, Marilyn Allen, for her continued good repre sentation in the tangled and complicated world of book publishing. Some others who provided very helpful input are mentioned throughout the pages of the book. I appreciate your help, one and all. Oh, I almost forgot . . . Thank you , Little Pepper (my daughter), for your illustrations! 01_134597 ffirs.qxp 8/23/07 11:11 PM Page vii

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Publisher s Acknowledgments We re proud of this book; please send us your comments through our Dummies online registration form located at Some of the people who helped bring this book to market include the foll owing: Acquisitions, Editorial, and Media Development Project Editor: Joan Friedman Acquisitions Editor:Stacy Kennedy Technical Consultant: Marilyn Cohen Editorial Supervisor:Carmen Krikorian Editorial Manager: Michelle Hacker Editorial Assistants:Erin Calligan Mooney, Joe Niesen, David Lutton, Leeann Harney Cover Photos: Royalty Free/Corbis Cartoons: Rich Tennant ( Services Project Coordinator:Erin Smith Layout and Graphics: Brooke Graczyk, Joyce Haughey, Stephanie D. Jumper, Julie Trippetti Anniversary Logo Design:Richard Pacifico Proofreaders: John Greenough, Susan Moritz, Evelyn W. Still Indexer: Potomac Indexing LLC Publishing and Editorial for Consumer Dummies Diane Graves Steele, Vice President and Publisher, Consumer Dummies Joyce Pepple, Acquisitions Director, Consumer Dummies Kristin A. Cocks, Product Development Director, Consumer Dummies Michael Spring, Vice President and Publisher, Travel Kelly Regan,Editorial Director, Travel Publishing for Technology Dummies Andy Cummings,Vice President and Publisher, Dummies Technology/General User Composition Services Gerry Fahey,Vice President of Production Services Debbie Stailey,Director of Composition Services 01_134597 ffirs.qxp 8/23/07 11:11 PM Page viii

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