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Author Zipf, Robert.

Title How the bond market works / Robert Zipf.

Publication Info. New York : New York Institute of Finance, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  332.63 Z67    Check Shelf
Edition Third edition.
Description xiv, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents 1. Riding the yield curve : What is a bond? ; Different types of yields ; What determines bond prices? ; The yield curve -- 2. The fixed-income marketplace : Capital markets and money markets ; Money market products -- 3. The Federal Reserve System and how it affects you : The rich man's panic of 1907 and its result ; What is the Federal Reserve System? ; What does the Fed do? ; Maintaining the stability of the monetary system ; How the Fed conducts monetary policy ; Keeping up with discount rate and reserve requirement changes ; How monetary policy differs from fiscal policy ; How the Fed supervises and regulates dispository institutions ; What the Fed does for the United States Government and the public ; The changing conditions in early 2001 -- 4. The United States Government securities market: Treasuries : Treasury bills ; Treasury notes ; Treasury bonds ; Treasury strips ; Original issue discount securities, market discount securities, and their tax treatment ; Other securities similar to strips ; Reasons for different yields ; Taxation of Treasury securities -- 5. United States agency securities, mortgage-backed securities, and bond futures and options : How agencies help their constituents ; How agency securities are quoted and traded ; Mortgage-backed securities ; How a home mortgage works ; What is done with the mortgages after they are made? ; What kinds of securities can be created from these pools? ; Prepayment rates and how they are measured ; Refinancing a mortgage ; Prepayment rates and models ; Pass-through securities and how they work ; Collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) and how they work ; Investment in mortgage-backed securities ; Financial derivatives --
6. Municipal securities : Defining municipal securities ; The primary market ; Who does what inside the municipal securities dealers ; How a competitive underwriting works ; How a negotiated underwriting works ; After the offering -- 7. Corporate bonds : How a negotiated corporate underwriting works ; Types of corporate bonds ; Pricing corporate bonds ; Convertible bonds ; Understanding bond quotations -- 8. International bonds : The distinguishing characteristics of a foreign bond ; Types of international bonds ; Sources of income (and loss) for American holders of international bonds ; The size of the international bond market ; Rating bonds ; Regulating international bonds ; Brady bonds ; The risks of buying international (foreign) securities -- 9. The secondary market : The broker/dealers ; How an OTC trade is executed ; How bonds are quoted ; Shopping the street ; The National Association of Security Dealers (NASD) ; Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) ; Bond trading and settlement ; Accrued interest -- 10. E-trading and the bond market : Electronic trading and the bond market ; Retail bond trading ; Online bond information sources -- 11. Portfolio management : Defining diversification ; Why diversification is important ; Investment diversification ; Increased bond market volatility ; Asset allocation models ; Are you an enterprising or a defensive investor? ; How to structure a bond portfolio ; How a ladder portfolio works ; How the bullet and barbell approaches work ; The importance of diversification by issuer ; Other diversification considerations ; Diversification and management by investing in bond mutual funds and unit investment trusts ; bond swapping and why investors swap bonds ; The laddered portfolio ten months later: an update.
Subject Bonds.
Government securities.
Bond market.
ISBN 0735202664
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