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Income Investing with Bonds, Stocks and Money Markets by Jason Brady

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3THE WIDE WORLD OF BONDS: TYPES OF MARKETS AND HOW TO LOOK AT THEM

 

I have seen them, gentle, tame, and meek, That now are wild, and do not remember That sometime they put themselves in danger To take bread at my hand; and now they range, Busily seeking with a continual change.

—Sir Thomas Wyatt, “They Flee from Me”

 

THE AMAZING VARIETY OF FIXED INCOME

Fixed income is often considered, in an odd juxtaposition, both difficult to figure out and boring. Equity markets hold appeal for many investors because of the ownership stake that holders have. But bonds, with their geeky equations and their generally lesser volatility, are the purview of the accountants of the investing world, bond fund managers.

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