The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Investing/Strategies / Bonds & Fixed Income Investments


Subject:  Re: My first bond screen Date:  7/18/2013  11:50 PM
Author:  just1trader Number:  35016 of 36218


Of the eight bonds you list, not a one of them is worth looking at unless your intention is to buy return-free risk. YTM is a meaningless number. What matters is the after-taxes, after-inflation yield of a bond prorated over its risks.

If your broker's platform facilitates exporting the output of bond searches, build the technical vetting tools you need so that you can slam through thousands of bonds in a few minutes and have highlighted for you just the few that might merit digging into fundamentally.

The two disciplines work together, and the basic books don't discuss how this should be done, which is A Good Thing, because it gives them that do build a bond evaluation process for themselves a competitive edge. So keep running scans until you finally figure out how to make wages from the bond game.

Copyright 1996-2018 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us