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In The Press

Articles authored and articles in which she is quoted

  1. “Leading Indicators: Bloomberg Investment Insight” – Bloomberg. January 17, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  2. “Minding Money: High Yield Bonds Attract Pension Funds” – Bloomberg. January 22, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  3. “Safe Bond Investing Through Laddering: Personal Wealth” – Bloomberg. November 6, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  4. “Chicago Bond Portfolio Strategist Joins Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette” – Chicago Business Wire. April 11, 2000. Sharon Alister quoted.
  5. “Investors Reassured on Bonds” – Chicago Sun Times. P 14. October 24, 1992. Sharon Alister quoted.
  6. “People” – Chicago Sun Times. Business Page. January 22, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  7. “Appointments” – Chicago Sun Times. Today’s Chicago Woman Column. February 29, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  8. “Inflation Signpost Due Today” – Chicago Sun Times. Business, Page 49. December 10, 1993. Sharon Alister quoted.
  9. “Amid 4000 Cheering, A Cautious Note” – Chicago Tribune. Daily Business Section. February 24, 1995. Sharon Alister quoted.
  10. “Garbage Bond Subsidy Repeal Means Cleaner Government” – Chicago Tribune. Daily Business Section. March 18, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  11. “What are the advantages, if any…” – Chicago Tribune. Daily Business Section. Dumb Question Column, March 18, 1996. – Sharon Alister quoted.
  12. “Clinton Unveils Inflation-Indexed Notes” – Chicago Tribune. Daily Business Section. March 18, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  13. “Investors are Finding Bonds Not So Boring Now” – Chicago Tribune. Daily Business Section. December 19, 1997. Sharon Alister quoted.
  14. “City Rating High-and-Dry For Now” – Crain’s Chicago Business. February 27, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  15. “Business Owner Needs to Keep Cash Ready – But Also Seeks a Better Return” – Des Moines Sunday Register. Section G. September 7, 1997. Sharon Alister quoted.
  16. “Taxable Munis Can Stretch Portfolio Yield” – Investor’s Business Daily. Page 1. August 20, 1992. Sharon Alister quoted.
  17. “Popular Bond Funds Carry Interest Risks” – Investors Business Daily. September 3. 1992. Sharon Alister quoted.
  18. “Stretching For Yield Invites Additional Risk” – Investor’s Business Daily. October 14, 1992. Sharon Alister quoted.
  19. “Possible Clinton Win Sets Off Bond Jitters” – Investor’s Business Daily. October 22, 1992. Sharon Alister quoted.
  20. “Savvy Investors Looking At Cushion Bonds” – Investor’s Business Daily. December 1, 1992. Sharon Alister quoted.
  21. “Bond Buyers Should Focus On Yield in ’93” – Investor’s Business Daily. December 17, 1992. Sharon Alister quoted.
  22. “Munis Still A Bargain With Taxes Climbing” – Investors Business Daily. March 5, 1993. Sharon Alister quoted.
  23. “A Quick Primer on Today’s Bond Market” – Investor’s Business Daily. March 10, 1993. Sharon Alister quoted.
  24. “Treasury Move Shouldn’t Affect Portfolios” – Investors Business Daily. May 7, 1993. Sharon Alister quoted.
  25. “Another Municipal Bond Call Date Looms” – Investors Business Daily. June 24, 1993. Sharon Alister quoted.
  26. “Century Bonds Appealing To a Select Few” – Investors Business Daily. July 29, 1993. Sharon Alister quoted.
  27. “Muni Zeros Favored Despite Rising Rates” – Investors Business Daily. April 18, 1994. Sharon Alister quoted.
  28. “Munis Priced Out Of The Market For Most” – Investor’s Business Daily. July 26, 1994. Sharon Alister quoted.
  29. “Investors Make A Call On Putable Bonds” – Investor’s Business Daily. October 13, 1994. Sharon Alister quoted.
  30. “Few Entry Points in Surging Bond Market” – Investor’s Business Daily. June 5, 1995. Sharon Alister quoted.
  31. “Bond Funds Are You Sure You Need Them?” – Medical Economics. Page 79. November 11, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  32. “Individual Bonds or Bond Funds” – Medical Economics. Page 129. November 10, 1997. Sharon Alister quoted.
  33. “A Little-Known Strategy for Bond Buyers” – New York Times. Section 3. March 24, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  34. “Give Me a Ginne Mae, Any Day”* – Physician’s Money Digest. March 1, 1997. Sharon Alister.
  35. “Why Sell a Perfectly Good Bond and Reinvest in a Lower-Yield Bond?” – Physician’s Money Digest. May 1, 1997. Sharon Alister quoted.
  36. “Adding Pizzazz to Your Bond Yields: A Few New Ideas” – Phvsician’s Money Digest. June 1, 1997. Sharon Alister.
  37. “How Did That Bond Become AAA-Rated? You Ought to Ask” – Physician’s Money Digest. July 1, 1997. Sharon Alister.
  38. “Climbing the Bond Ladder” – Physician’s Money Digest. August 1, 1997. Sharon Alister.
  39. “Baby Bloomers Do It Again: Expect Pressure on Municipal Bond Yields” – Physician’s Money Digest. September 1, 1997. Sharon Alister
  40. “Bond Funds or Bonds: Weigh the Pros and Cons” – Physician’s Money Digest. December 1, 1997. Sharon Alister
  41. “Why a Buy-and-Hold Bond Portfolio Strategy Can Leave ‘Total Return’ on the Table”- Page 25. Physician’s Money Digest. March 1, 1998. Sharon Alister
  42. “Time to Drop Some Zeros from Your Retirement Plan” – Physician’s Money Digest. Page 31. November 1, 1996. Sharon Alister
  43. “Bonds That Build the House and Raise the (Yield) Ceiling” – Physician’s Money Digest. Page 31. November 1, 1996. Sharon Alister
  44. “People and Promotions” – Pioneer Press. Page 32. December 23, 1993. Sharon Alister quoted
  45. “A Point of View About Interest Rates By a Retail Broker…” – The Blue List. November 6, 1995. Sharon Alister quoted
  46. “Point of View” – The Blue List. October 14, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted
  47. “As Go The Baby Boomers So Go Munis” – The Blue List. July 28, 1997. Sharon Alister quoted
  48. “How to Forecast the Economy with a Day Care Center” – The Bond Buyer. September 15, 1995. Sharon Alister quoted
  49. “Retail Investors Shrug Off Federal Debt Ceiling Battle” – The Bond Buyer. Vol. 314 No. 29771. November 6, 1995. Sharon Alister quoted
  50. “Broker Bets on Gold to Top Sagging Bonds, Overheated Stocks” – The Bond Buyer. January 19, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted
  51. “Analysts: Chicago’s Fine, If You Like a Little Adventure” – The Bond Buyer. February 9, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted
  52. “Magic or Not, Bonds with ‘Round’ Yields May be Overpriced” – The Bond Buyer. May 17, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted
  53. “Selling Securities Is Easy, but Do It in Moderation” – The Christian Science Monitor. March 5, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted
  54. “Coldwater Runs Hot But Gold Stocks Chill” – The Spokane Review. Page A11. July 12, 1997. Sharon Alister quoted

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

 

Interest 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

In The Press

Articles authored and articles in which she is quoted

  1. “Leading Indicators: Bloomberg Investment Insight” – Bloomberg. January 17, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  2. “Minding Money: High Yield Bonds Attract Pension Funds” – Bloomberg. January 22, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  3. “Safe Bond Investing Through Laddering: Personal Wealth” – Bloomberg. November 6, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  4. “Chicago Bond Portfolio Strategist Joins Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette” – Chicago Business Wire. April 11, 2000. Sharon Alister quoted.
  5. “Investors Reassured on Bonds” – Chicago Sun Times. P 14. October 24, 1992. Sharon Alister quoted.
  6. “People” – Chicago Sun Times. Business Page. January 22, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  7. “Appointments” – Chicago Sun Times. Today’s Chicago Woman Column. February 29, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  8. “Inflation Signpost Due Today” – Chicago Sun Times. Business, Page 49. December 10, 1993. Sharon Alister quoted.
  9. “Amid 4000 Cheering, A Cautious Note” – Chicago Tribune. Daily Business Section. February 24, 1995. Sharon Alister quoted.
  10. “Garbage Bond Subsidy Repeal Means Cleaner Government” – Chicago Tribune. Daily Business Section. March 18, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  11. “What are the advantages, if any…” – Chicago Tribune. Daily Business Section. Dumb Question Column, March 18, 1996. – Sharon Alister quoted.
  12. “Clinton Unveils Inflation-Indexed Notes” – Chicago Tribune. Daily Business Section. March 18, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  13. “Investors are Finding Bonds Not So Boring Now” – Chicago Tribune. Daily Business Section. December 19, 1997. Sharon Alister quoted.
  14. “City Rating High-and-Dry For Now” – Crain’s Chicago Business. February 27, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  15. “Business Owner Needs to Keep Cash Ready – But Also Seeks a Better Return” – Des Moines Sunday Register. Section G. September 7, 1997. Sharon Alister quoted.
  16. “Taxable Munis Can Stretch Portfolio Yield” – Investor’s Business Daily. Page 1. August 20, 1992. Sharon Alister quoted.
  17. “Popular Bond Funds Carry Interest Risks” – Investors Business Daily. September 3. 1992. Sharon Alister quoted.
  18. “Stretching For Yield Invites Additional Risk” – Investor’s Business Daily. October 14, 1992. Sharon Alister quoted.
  19. “Possible Clinton Win Sets Off Bond Jitters” – Investor’s Business Daily. October 22, 1992. Sharon Alister quoted.
  20. “Savvy Investors Looking At Cushion Bonds” – Investor’s Business Daily. December 1, 1992. Sharon Alister quoted.
  21. “Bond Buyers Should Focus On Yield in ’93” – Investor’s Business Daily. December 17, 1992. Sharon Alister quoted.
  22. “Munis Still A Bargain With Taxes Climbing” – Investors Business Daily. March 5, 1993. Sharon Alister quoted.
  23. “A Quick Primer on Today’s Bond Market” – Investor’s Business Daily. March 10, 1993. Sharon Alister quoted.
  24. “Treasury Move Shouldn’t Affect Portfolios” – Investors Business Daily. May 7, 1993. Sharon Alister quoted.
  25. “Another Municipal Bond Call Date Looms” – Investors Business Daily. June 24, 1993. Sharon Alister quoted.
  26. “Century Bonds Appealing To a Select Few” – Investors Business Daily. July 29, 1993. Sharon Alister quoted.
  27. “Muni Zeros Favored Despite Rising Rates” – Investors Business Daily. April 18, 1994. Sharon Alister quoted.
  28. “Munis Priced Out Of The Market For Most” – Investor’s Business Daily. July 26, 1994. Sharon Alister quoted.
  29. “Investors Make A Call On Putable Bonds” – Investor’s Business Daily. October 13, 1994. Sharon Alister quoted.
  30. “Few Entry Points in Surging Bond Market” – Investor’s Business Daily. June 5, 1995. Sharon Alister quoted.
  31. “Bond Funds Are You Sure You Need Them?” – Medical Economics. Page 79. November 11, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  32. “Individual Bonds or Bond Funds” – Medical Economics. Page 129. November 10, 1997. Sharon Alister quoted.
  33. “A Little-Known Strategy for Bond Buyers” – New York Times. Section 3. March 24, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted.
  34. “Give Me a Ginne Mae, Any Day”* – Physician’s Money Digest. March 1, 1997. Sharon Alister.
  35. “Why Sell a Perfectly Good Bond and Reinvest in a Lower-Yield Bond?” – Physician’s Money Digest. May 1, 1997. Sharon Alister quoted.
  36. “Adding Pizzazz to Your Bond Yields: A Few New Ideas” – Phvsician’s Money Digest. June 1, 1997. Sharon Alister.
  37. “How Did That Bond Become AAA-Rated? You Ought to Ask” – Physician’s Money Digest. July 1, 1997. Sharon Alister.
  38. “Climbing the Bond Ladder” – Physician’s Money Digest. August 1, 1997. Sharon Alister.
  39. “Baby Bloomers Do It Again: Expect Pressure on Municipal Bond Yields” – Physician’s Money Digest. September 1, 1997. Sharon Alister
  40. “Bond Funds or Bonds: Weigh the Pros and Cons” – Physician’s Money Digest. December 1, 1997. Sharon Alister
  41. “Why a Buy-and-Hold Bond Portfolio Strategy Can Leave ‘Total Return’ on the Table”- Page 25. Physician’s Money Digest. March 1, 1998. Sharon Alister
  42. “Time to Drop Some Zeros from Your Retirement Plan” – Physician’s Money Digest. Page 31. November 1, 1996. Sharon Alister
  43. “Bonds That Build the House and Raise the (Yield) Ceiling” – Physician’s Money Digest. Page 31. November 1, 1996. Sharon Alister
  44. “People and Promotions” – Pioneer Press. Page 32. December 23, 1993. Sharon Alister quoted
  45. “A Point of View About Interest Rates By a Retail Broker…” – The Blue List. November 6, 1995. Sharon Alister quoted
  46. “Point of View” – The Blue List. October 14, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted
  47. “As Go The Baby Boomers So Go Munis” – The Blue List. July 28, 1997. Sharon Alister quoted
  48. “How to Forecast the Economy with a Day Care Center” – The Bond Buyer. September 15, 1995. Sharon Alister quoted
  49. “Retail Investors Shrug Off Federal Debt Ceiling Battle” – The Bond Buyer. Vol. 314 No. 29771. November 6, 1995. Sharon Alister quoted
  50. “Broker Bets on Gold to Top Sagging Bonds, Overheated Stocks” – The Bond Buyer. January 19, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted
  51. “Analysts: Chicago’s Fine, If You Like a Little Adventure” – The Bond Buyer. February 9, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted
  52. “Magic or Not, Bonds with ‘Round’ Yields May be Overpriced” – The Bond Buyer. May 17, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted
  53. “Selling Securities Is Easy, but Do It in Moderation” – The Christian Science Monitor. March 5, 1996. Sharon Alister quoted
  54. “Coldwater Runs Hot But Gold Stocks Chill” – The Spokane Review. Page A11. July 12, 1997. Sharon Alister quoted

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

 

Interest 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. Conversely, as interest rates fall, bond prices will rise.

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