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Bonds 9 – Your bond buying checklist

Bonds 9 – Your bond buying checklist

🕔09:17, 25.Jul 2012

  So you now have your investing strategy, you are intent on using it (kudos to you!), and you have decided that bonds should be a part of it.   Here is the checklist you can use to decide which

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Bonds 8 – Why “making more money” is the worst investment strategy you can have

Bonds 8 – Why “making more money” is the worst investment strategy you can have

🕔08:42, 18.Jul 2012

    If you’ve been reading the series of posts on bonds since the beginning, you should now have a much better picture of the bond market. You understand the characteristics of a bond, you know where to find information

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Bonds 7 – How does the state of the economy influence the bond market?

Bonds 7 – How does the state of the economy influence the bond market?

🕔09:17, 11.Jul 2012

  Where do you find information, not just about bonds themselves, but about all the factors that affect the bond market? And what do you do with it?   When I lead investing seminars, many attendees have the nagging feeling

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Bonds 6: Duration – Yes, you do need to know about it!

Bonds 6: Duration – Yes, you do need to know about it!

🕔08:59, 4.Jul 2012

  Oh no! Not another variable… Wasn’t it enough already to know about the bond price, its maturity, its coupon, its yield and whatnot?!   Sorry, but duration is important… You know why the price of a bond can change,

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Bonds 5: Where to find information about bonds

Bonds 5: Where to find information about bonds

🕔10:59, 27.Jun 2012

  In the previous post we took the example of a German bond maturing in 2020 – it had a 3.25% coupon, it was selling at 116.948 and its yield was 0.918%. Now where did I come up with an

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Bonds 4: “Does it make any sense to buy a bond at a premium?”

Bonds 4: “Does it make any sense to buy a bond at a premium?”

🕔08:55, 20.Jun 2012

  A loan of money that takes the form of bonds is a bit like the suitcase full of bank notes that is exchanged in gangster movies: the total sum of the bank notes in the suitcase would be the

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Bonds 3: Who issues bonds and why?

Bonds 3: Who issues bonds and why?

🕔08:42, 13.Jun 2012

    Now that you know why you would want to buy bonds, and what influences the return a bond can bring you, why not have a look at the other party’s point of view?   In other words, why

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Bonds 1: What would make you want to buy debt?

Bonds 1: What would make you want to buy debt?

🕔08:41, 30.May 2012

  This is the first post in the new series about bonds – make sure to sign up for the newsletter to get the next posts directly to your inbox!   Do you like being in debt? How comfortable do

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An Introduction to the Bond Market

An Introduction to the Bond Market

🕔16:23, 15.May 2012

  Have you ever heard of the bond market, or the “Irish ten-year bond yield” or “inflation linked bonds” or “fixed income” and wondered what on earth all of this meant?   Here is an extremely short introduction – if

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Economic Indicators: Part 2 (National Debt, the Irish Banking Crisis and the 2010 Census)

Economic Indicators: Part 2 (National Debt, the Irish Banking Crisis and the 2010 Census)

🕔19:43, 8.May 2012

    In my experience as a public speaker, trainer and media guest, I find that a lot of people are confused by economic indicators, or find it difficult to relate these indicators to one another. I recently published two

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