Thanks.. Because of Tony and you ..I now feel better..Tony may have much better knowledge than I do of the bond market, but it is very possible to have several accounts and get bond quotes from various suppliers. The trick is to move the funds to the right account soon enough.I see speed and fast execution is the way to go..Of course in time you will figure out that one of your broker/dealers is giving you a better deal.I have called a few.. they ...especially Fidelity told me ..it will take them several weeks for them to build me a bond ladder with monthy income 12 moths a year. I only asked for them to locate AAA Corp Bonds, Below Par and Non Callable..This did not make me very comfortable and I trust this will not be the usual corporate bond purchase route / process. ??? In that case its time to close out that other account and move it to a new broker.I will this if they are not honest and mis-lead me ..let alone I should lose some cash.. It's a shame that bond fees are so well hidden.. I have to find a way to uncover and research so I can become as knowledgeable as possible so I will be able to strike when a good..make hat a great deal comes along..Regards,RBThere is nothing that behaves more like a commodity than money. The bond market is very competitive. You do have more leverage if your purchase sizes are larger.I haven't tried it, but its been posted here before that you can purchase your bonds from any bond dealer and then have them transferred into your brokerage account. (If you do this a few times, I suspect your brokerage firm will get the message about giving you competitive quotes. They learn quickly which accounts are aggressive on costs and which ones will accept higher fees.)
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