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Synopsis: Professional investors have long understood the importance of bonds in a successful portfolio strategy. Now you can too.
That's because Wall Street bond expert Michael Brandes takes a unique approach to this complex subject?he makes it simple. In Naked Guide to Bonds: What You Need to Know, Stripped Down to the Bare Essentials, technical jargon and complicated subject matter are translated into a straightforward, easy-to-read style with plenty of examples. What's more, rather than writing an all-inclusive book on the bond market, Brandes uses his expertise to eliminate the information that is not relevant to individual investors. The result is a practical and succinct guide that empowers you to make informed investment decisions.
Naked Guide to Bonds is written so that each chapter builds upon the information that precedes it. That way you'll never be thrown for a loop. It begins with basic questions such as: Who issues bonds, and why? And how are bonds bought and sold? Then you'll learn about the structure of these securities and the characteristics that distinguish them from stocks.
Once you're armed with the fundamentals, you'll discover how inflation, interest rates, and changes in the economy impact bond prices. Naked Guide to Bonds also provides insights about different types of bonds, including those issued by the U.S. government and its agencies, municipalities, corporations, and international issuers. Most importantly, you'll understand how to identify the bonds that are most appropriate for you.
In the final sections, you'll determine how to:
From the Back Cover:
"A delightful instruction to the wonderful world of bonds for the non-professional investor, written in terms that you could explain to your mother-in-law; or that she could explain to you!"
Managing Director and Fund Manager
PIMCO, one of the world’s leading fixed-income managers
"Michael Brandes has written a thorough, useful, and highly readable treatise on bonds. Investors seeking a balanced, diversified portfolio are advised to read it."
Co-founder, The Motley Fool
"This book cuts through the jargon and gets right to the point. A bond market primer that not only teaches the basics, but also is enjoyable to read."
Head of Credit Strategy, Morgan Stanley
"The title says it all. The book is to the point and easy to understand. I wish I had Michael’s so easy-to-understand reference to bonds years ago."
–Alan R. Shaw
Managing Director, U.S. Equity Research
Smith Barney (a division of Citigroup)
"Fixed income can be an enormously complex and confusing asset class–even for seasoned investment professionals–with a dizzying array of instruments and strategies. Fortunately, Brandes has done a marvelous job of pulling back the proverbial curtain, to unveil and demystify the bond market by breaking a complicated topic down into simple, manageable, and understandable building blocks."
–Philip J. Orlando, CFA
Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Federated Investors
"Everything here about bonds is bite size and easy to digest. Pleasantly so. This book marks a clear path for individual investors to follow, and will fill you with many new insights. An extremely handy guide for anyone who wants to invest in bonds for safety and income."
author of the bestselling book How to Read a Financial Report
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