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Subject:  Building a Bond Ladder Date:  3/9/2004  4:00 PM
Author:  TMFTwitty Number:  9595 of 35909

Building a Bond Ladder

By Dave Braze
March 9, 2004

A bond ladder is a catchall phrase for a strategy to manage fixed-income (or interest-paying) investments. The term "fixed income" means the security will pay a set rate of interest, established when the instrument was first sold,