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Subject:  Re: About FAQ draft Date:  1/17/2006  12:26 PM
Author:  2old4bs Number:  14996 of 35803

Hi Loki,

In my view, the best way to proceed would be for me to suggest changes and have you review them. I have copied each of the parts into Word documents. This enables me to highlight deletions in square bracketed red font, and place additions/substitutions in blue font. After I've completed each part, I'd like to email the Word document to you for review. If you OK, I can just delete the red font entries while leaving the blue.

Is this OK with you? If not, could you suggest a better way to do it via the boards?

I have started on Part 1. Some of the changes are stylistic--wherein I've tried to reduce extraneous words. I include the part I've worked on below, just so you can see what it looks like without the highlighting. Perhaps I could also italicize the suggested deletions. I think it's a little difficult to actually see the changes like this--let me know what you think:

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Bonds and “Fixed” Income Investing: Introduction
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What Are Bonds?

----Bonds are “debt securities” (IOUs) issued by governments, agencies, or corporations to institutional or individual investors from whom they borrow money.
----Bonds pay periodic dividends (usually semi-annually) until they mature or are “called.”
----Bonds may be held until their maturity-date (unless they get “called” or liquidated during bankruptcy), at which point they pay back the “face-value” of the bond.
----Bonds may also be traded on the bond market, i.e., sold prior to maturity, typically for more or less than face value.
----A good source for terminology and “bond basics” is bondsonline:
http://www.bondsonline.com/Educated_Investor_Center/Bond_Basics.php
http://www.bondsonline.com/Educated_Investor_Center/Types_of_Bonds.php
http://www.bondsonline.com/Educated_Investor_Center/Buying_Selling_and_Trading.php
----The “learn more” section from investinginbonds.com has similar information
http://www.investinginbonds.com/
----Also see Vanguard's glossary
http://flagship5.vanguard.com/VGApp/hnw/content/Glossary/IndexPages/GlossaryIndexPageNumContent.jsp
----For comments and recommendations about books on investing in bonds, see this thread
http://boards