All About Bonds, Bond Mutual Funds, and Bond ETFs - Book Review

Esme Faerber introduces Bonds in depth to the reader in her book – All About Bonds, Bond Mutual Funds and Bond ETFs. The book promises to help the reader diversify their bond portfolio by understanding it better. It also explains the impact of economic changes on the bond market.

All About Bonds, Bond Mutual Funds and Bond ETFs covers under its ambit the characteristics of bonds, yield and price, duration and convexity, the economy and the bond markets, money market securities, treasury securities, government agencies and pass through securities, corporate bonds, Municipal bonds, convertible bonds, zero-coupon bonds and zero-coupon mutual funds, international and emerging market debts, closed-end funds and portfolio management evaluation.

The US accounts for just less than half of the global bond market volume. Two thirds of the investments in shares and securities in Europe is accounted with bonds. Government bonds are the most popular and are considered as one of the safest tools of investment. They are followed closely by corporate bonds and asset-backed bonds. Ms. Faerber’s book is a good resource to understand this well used investment tool.

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