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  • Buying Premium Bonds: Good or Bad Idea?

    Jan 20, 2013 12:00

    Buying Premium Bonds: Good or Bad Idea?

    By Nicholas Gliagias and Rom Badilla, CFA Many bond investors do not like the idea of purchasing a premium bond, or a bond that is priced at more than its principal amount. They would rather buy a bond at a discount or at par value […]

     
  • Understanding Credit Risk for Corporate Bonds

    Jan 14, 2013 12:00

    Understanding Credit Risk for Corporate Bonds

    By Nicholas Gliagias and Rom Badilla, CFA One of the most significant risks for bond investors to consider is credit risk. Credit risk, also known as default risk, is the risk that a bond issuer will default on their payments of interest and principal. When […]

     
  • Knowing This Yield Measure Can Help Reduce Your Risk

    Dec 21, 2012 0:00

    Knowing This Yield Measure Can Help Reduce Your Risk

    The yield to call of a bond can be an essential piece of information to a bond investor. However, people often underestimate the yield to call, as they often jump to look at the yield to maturity instead. While yield to maturity is a very […]

     
  • Relative Value Opportunity with Community Health Systems High Yield Bonds

    Dec 20, 2012 12:00

    Relative Value Opportunity with Community Health Systems High Yield Bonds

    Below are details of a High Yield bond issued by Community Health Systems. As part of Bondsquawk’s High Yield Portfolio released earlier, this bond offers an investor an opportunity to capture high income with the potential for price appreciation. Community Health Systems (CUSIP 12543DAL4) 8.00% […]

     
 
 
 
 
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  • What’s up with iPayment Bonds?

    What’s up with iPayment Bonds?

    Dec 12, 2012 0:00

    Last Thursday, one High Yield bond that caught my attention was iPayment’s (Ticker: IPMT) 10.25% Coupon, Maturing May 5, 2018 (CUSIP 46262EAE5)....

     
 
 
  • 4 Bonds For Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff

    4 Bonds For Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff

    Nov 30, 2012 15:00

    As we approach year-end and the Fiscal Cliff, volatility continues to plague the market as risk-assets experience wild swings. As mentioned...

     
 
 
  • California Munis Back from the Brink?

    California Munis Back from the Brink?

    Oct 16, 2012 4:00

    By Sober Look October 15, 2012 In another sign of strong demand for fixed income product (basically anything with extra yield) the muni market...

     
 
 

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