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Subject:  Looking for Bonds, Part 2 Date:  11/23/2012  1:46 PM
Author:  trader2012 Number:  34520 of 35909

Bond investing --as opposed to bond trading -- is nothing more than comparative shopping. “How much reward am I being offered for accepting how much risk?” So let’s go shopping in the offering-lists.

No matter your broker, if they offer online access to bonds, they likely offer a search-engine, some of which are easier to use than others. (E*Trade and Zions Direct get good marks. Scottrade and TD AmeriTrade not so much, with Fidelity, Schwab, and Vanguard falling somewhere in the middle.) According to the parameters you select, you’ll be returned a list of currently-offered bonds that could number in the thousands.