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Getting Started in Bonds, Second Edition

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Sharon Saltzgiver Wright, «Getting Started in Bonds, Second Edition»
Wiley | ISBN 0471271233 | 2 edition (February 20, 2003) | PDF | 1.8 Mb | 304 pages








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Lawrence J. Lasser, President and Chief Executive Officer, Putman Investments
"For do-it-yourselfers who want to invest in bonds, Getting Started in Bonds is a fine primer and reference book. Sharon speaks directly to the reader in a personal way, making complex concepts accessible." –This text refers to the Paperback edition.

W. Stansbury Carnes, PhD, Managing Director, Fixed Income Research, Salomon Smith Barney, New York; author, By the Numbers: A Survival Guide to Economic Indicators
"At last, a lucid overview of the fixed income marketplace has been written for the individual investor. In a light-hearted manner - but based upon solid fundamentals - Ms. Wright has translated the jargon-filled world of bonds into actionable information. I highly recommend Getting Started in Bonds to anyone planning to become involved in fixed income investing." –This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Richard Lehmann, Publisher, Income Securities Advisor Newsletter
"Ms. Wright has produced an excellent, easy-to-read guide for the novice bond investor. The book is well organized and allows its readers to identify and focus in on the security types most suitable for them. Even experienced investors will find this book a refresher course in bond fundamentals." –This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Gail C. Scully, Partner and Portfolio Manager, Gofen and Glossberg
"Getting Started in Bonds is a thorough, straightforward, and accessible introduction to the world of fixed income securities. Wright does an excellent job of covering basic concepts as well as explaining the broader factors that affect bond prices. This book is a valuable and essential tool for the novice investor." –This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Jefferson DeAngelis, Managing Director, Northwestern Investment Management Company
"The recent volatility of world equity markets is sure to increase interest in fixed income investing. Getting Started in Bonds successfully introduces investors to the dynamic world of buying and selling money. Furthermore, it does so in an easy-to-read, entertaining format." –This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Everything you need to know about bonds
Bonds are a key component in every portfolio, making it essential that investors understand what exactly they are and how they function. Getting Started in Bonds, Second Edition has been fully updated and revised to take into account the ever-changing bond market as well as the current economic environment. This new edition explains the fundamentals of bonds in clear, easy-to-understand language. It includes in-depth coverage of a variety of debt products, from Treasury notes to high-yield junk bonds and everything in between. This comprehensive guide is an essential primer for anyone who would like to invest in bonds but doesn't know where to start. Getting Started in Bonds, Second Edition uses straightforward, accessible language that will help readers understand even the most complicated bond issues.
Sharon Wright (Byfield, MA) was, most recently, fixed-income sales director at Lehman Brothers. Previously, she was assistant vice president at Fidelity Capital Markets.

Book Info
Complete guide to understanding everything about getting started in bonds. Helps you better understand and invest in fixed income securities (bonds). Packed with new materials, dozens of real-life examples, and up to the minute facts and figures. Softcover. Previous edition c1999.

Back Cover Copy
A complete guide to understanding everything about Getting Started in Bonds
SECOND EDITION

Thinking of getting your feet wet in the world of bonds, but don’t know where to begin? The Second Edition of Getting Started in Bonds will help you better understand and invest in fixed income securities (bonds). Packed with new material, dozens of real-life examples, and up-to-the-minute facts and figures, Getting Started in Bonds, Second Edition is an informational as well as entertaining primer written in a fun, conversational voice, not as a lecture.

* Covers a variety of bonds you have to choose from–U.S. Government, Municipal, Corporate, Convertible, and much more
* Helps you identify a good bond
* Reveals factors that can affect a bond’s value and help you forecast future interest rates
* Shares a number of valuable bond investing and portfolio strategies

Praise for the First Edition

"For do-it-yourselfers who want to invest in bonds, Getting Started in Bonds is a fine primer and reference book. Sharon speaks directly to the reader in a personal way, making complex concepts accessible."
––Lawrence J. Lasser, President and Chief Executive Officer, Putnam Investments

"At last, a lucid overview of the fixed income marketplace has been written for the individual investor. In a light-hearted manner–but based upon solid fundamentals–Ms. Wright has translated the jargon-filled world of bonds into actionable information. I highly recommend Getting Started in Bonds to anyone planning to become involved in fixed income investing."
––W. Stansbury Carnes, PhD, Managing Director, Fixed Income Research,
Salomon Smith Barney, New York
author of By the Numbers: A Survival Guide to Economic Indicators

About the Author
SHARON SALTZGIVER WRIGHT was most recently Fixed Income Sales Director at Lehman Brothers. Previously, she was assistant vice president at Fidelity Capital Markets, a division of Fidelity Investments.