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Subject:  Re: Corporate Bonds Date:  5/21/2000  6:49 PM
Author:  mathetes Number:  692 of 36468

'm planning to purchase some corporate bonds to lock in a steady revenue stream. But I can't seem to find much information on the web about bonds, where to buy them, how to analzye one versus another.

If you know any good sites, plese let me know.

Right now I am considering the triple A bonds from the Tennesse Valley Authory maturing in 2043 with a current yield of 8.0%

There's not a lot on the web; but there's not a lot on this subject anywhere that I've been able to determine. Probably because it's basically a more simple subject, once you get comfortable with the basics. If you haven't done it, read all the way through the messages on this board: that will give you a great grounding. The best book with an overall intro I've found is Bond Market Rules by Michael D. Sheimo. There are others, I'm sure, but this one approaches the whole topic in short chapters that explain the basics fairly clearly.

E*Trade is one on-line broker that actually provides quite a bit of info and the means to do the buying and selling. Their site takes a bit of getting used to, but does help with setting up ladders, etc.

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