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Chapter 8: Introduction to Bonds

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    “Gentlemen prefer bonds.” -- Andrew Carnegie

    Learning Objectives

    In this chapter, you will

    By the end of this chapter, you should be able to

    Bonds are stodgy. Bonds are boring. Bonds are reliable!

    Yes, Dear Students, bonds are stodgy and boring. However, bonds are reliable. Bonds bring stability to a portfolio. Bonds let us sleep well at night. Let’s explore the world of bonds and see if they belong in your investor’s toolkit.

    Presentation file - Study guide

    • 8.1: Bond Basics
      What are bonds? How do they differ from stocks? What are the advantages and disadvantages of bonds? What are some of their characteristics? Let's begin our exploration of bonds by answering this questions.
    • 8.2: Types of Bonds
      Let’s review the major bond types. We will start from the least risky to the most risky types of bonds.
    • 8.3: Bond Ratings, Trading, and Quotes
      We will finish our Introduction to Bonds with a discussion of how bonds are rated, traded, and quoted.
    • 8.S: Summary
      Congratulations ‒ You Have Finished Chapter 8 ‒ Introduction to Bonds

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