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Bond University

ALISTER’S INVESTMENT NOTES

(Simple bond and related explanations)

What is a bond?

What is a bond ladder?

What is a yield curve and how does it work?

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INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

Give Me a Ginnie Mae Any Day…

Riding and Rolling the Yield Curve in Government Securities…

Adding Pizzaz to Your Bond Portfolio….

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) AT BOND U…

These are questions from real investors phoned in to my past TV shows, live. I’ve included them here in the same phrasing used by callers, which is not always the “correct” phrasing, but I thought that many other investors who are not bond professionals may be able to relate to the callers’ way of talking.

If your portfolio is greater than $500,000, Sharon Alister can provide a free analytic review to help ensure that your portfolio is in line with your investment goals. Call Sharon Alister at (800) 745-7110 or email info@AlisterTalksBonds.com

 

04/27/2018 Today’s Rates (Indications only)

Please note the rates for Ins’d and Pre-Res are not available from Bloomberg and will be updated as soon as possible.

Treasuries AAA Munis
3mo 1.815 N/A
6mo 2.009 N/A
1yr 2.237 1.74
2yr 2.482 1.87
5yr 2.809 2.19
10yr 2.970 2.53
30yr 3.145 3.14

 

today's rates chart

AAA Rated Munis

Pre-Res Ins’d Pure*
2 yr 1.91 2.05 1.87
5 yr 2.23 2.49 2.19
10 yr N/A 2.89 2.53
15 yr N/A 3.20 2.82
30 yr N/A 3.50 3.14

*Rated AAA on its own
Source: Bloomberg

Bond University

ALISTER’S INVESTMENT NOTES

(Simple bond and related explanations)

What is a bond?

What is a bond ladder?

What is a yield curve and how does it work?

Read more

 

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

Give Me a Ginnie Mae Any Day…

Riding and Rolling the Yield Curve in Government Securities…

Adding Pizzaz to Your Bond Portfolio….

Read More

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) AT BOND U…

These are questions from real investors phoned in to my past TV shows, live. I’ve included them here in the same phrasing used by callers, which is not always the “correct” phrasing, but I thought that many other investors who are not bond professionals may be able to relate to the callers’ way of talking.

If your portfolio is greater than $500,000, Sharon Alister can provide a free analytic review to help ensure that your portfolio is in line with your investment goals. Call Sharon Alister at (800) 745-7110 or email info@AlisterTalksBonds.com

 

04/27/2018 Today’s Rates (Indications only)

Please note the rates for Ins’d and Pre-Res are not available from Bloomberg and will be updated as soon as possible.

Treasuries AAA Munis
3mo 1.815 N/A
6mo 2.009 N/A
1yr 2.237 1.74
2yr 2.482 1.87
5yr 2.809 2.19
10yr 2.970 2.53
30yr 3.145 3.14

 

today's rates chart

AAA Rated Munis

Pre-Res Ins’d Pure*
2 yr 1.91 2.05 1.87
5 yr 2.23 2.49 2.19
10 yr N/A 2.89 2.53
15 yr N/A 3.20 2.82
30 yr N/A 3.50 3.14

*Rated AAA on its own
Source: Bloomberg

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. When investing in bonds, it is important to note that as interest rates rise, bond prices will fall. Adversely, as interest rates fall, bond prices will rise.

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