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Author: reikiman Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 35351  
Subject: Re: Purchasing Bonds Date: 5/29/2002 1:00 AM
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Okay, I understand that there isn't a wide market for bonds like there are for stocks. That's kinda crazy, but then the variations in types of bonds and special features etc would make it harder to operate the market openly. Stocks, heck, they're all the same, that is each common stock share represents the same kind of thing .. 1/n ownership right to the company in question .. no special features etc, unless you get to preferred shares and then you have to dig a bit, usually in the 10K where there's a table listing the special features. But bonds, well, they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and special features like convertability etc.

Anyway, I find it interesting that Yahoo has an excellent bond finder page, which has some small correlation with E*Trade's bond finder page. So if there's no regular open market for bonds, then what's Yahoo tapping into for it's data? Are they going to a specific broker and getting data from them?

- David
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