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Thank you for clarifying the purpose of the Bond FAQ as “providing as complete a picture as possible of various options within what can loosely be called bonds/fixed-income.” That's a commendable goal.

It is the latter part of your statement that I disagree with, that the FAQ “…is very different than anything available in bond books or, as far as far as I can tell, other web sites providing education on the topic (I find specific sub-topics covered by bonds-on-line and some others very helpful, and we have tried to link those).”

You don't find the existing literature (or web sources) on bonds/FI investing to be useful or comprehensive. I do find the existing resources to be a very adequate introduction to those topics. (NB: not the final word, which has never and can never be written, but certainly a good-enough intro.) So that is where I think beginners should be directed, toward materials and resources that are already available, and I'll accept your challenge to produce, not a bibliography, but a step-by-step, annotated reading list that a beginner has to master if they are to survive and prosper in this game. It will be a list that probably no one will agree with, but it will clearly lay out where I'm coming from and where I'm headed.

I'm still on the road. So give me a couple of days, and then I'll post a first draft once I'm back home.

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