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Subject:  Re: Callable Bonds Date:  11/29/2001  2:04 PM
Author:  elvisisalive Number:  2500 of 35576

Up here in Canada* there is no obligation to notify bondholders if the bond was issued as Callable. The rules south of the border may vary depending on the type of bond (Muni vs Corporate etc), but I would look at the terms provided by the issuer. If you own a specific corporate issue you should be able to track down an investor relations professional at the company, feel free to tell them you own a large block of stock but that it's held in the street's name (they won't be able to confirm or deny) and you'll find they're willing to discuss all kinds of things.

Callable bonds should be purchased with a certain amount of hesitation. If (say) you bought a 6.5% bond but rates fall to 2.5% (like now) the company might recall all their bonds and refinance through a bank at a 4% gain. You might have bought this bond at a premium to face value and