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Stocks and Bonds in Roth IRA vs non-tax-advantaged

I have an account with Vanguard. I have a Roth IRA, Rollover IRA (from my 401k from a previous job), and I have a standard non-tax-advantaged account. Currently, all 3 accounts are fully Vanguard ...
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Where to invest, that compounds interest more than annual?

Forgive my ignorance, I found this webpage compounding weekly and noticed the 0.24% 7 day rate. I have heard that there were secure investment vehicles that compounded interest more frequently than ...
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Why would I not buy a bond for less than face value?

The way I understand it is that if you own a bond at maturity you will get the face value of the bond at that time. So if you can purchase a bond at $80 which has a face value of $100 why would I ...
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What is the catch for the wide spread between Noble Bonds and Noble Bonds CDS

What does CDS stand for Noble bond fund info Based on this article, assuming i buy 10 million worth of Noble bonds today which gives me an annual yield 26.4 percent and buy the 5 years CDS at 16 ...
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Investment strategy for retired couple

My parents are retired (71 and 75), their house is paid off, and they have a moderate amount of savings between some IRAs and bank accounts. All of their savings is in cash or money markets, and it ...
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Municipal Bonds and Taxes

A certain investor buys a a Municipal bond for $10,000. He then collects $3000 of tax free interest from the bond and after some time sells the bond for $8000. Does he have a capital loss for tax ...
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Where can end-of-day data be downloaded for corporate bonds? [closed]

I would like to download historical end-of-day prices for corporate bonds. What are some websites for doing so? I do not mind paying for the data but Bloomberg is too expensive, even though it is very ...
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How to read a chart on bond price?

I recently bought some bonds, but don't quite understand the data presented to me. First I will show you two images: SUMMMARY: CHART: The SUMMARY shot shows MARKET COST: 93,300,000 with current ...
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Can i know the place where we can buy the stocks and bonds?

What do I need to trade in stocks and bonds.I don't know the actual place where it happens ( is it in banks, or some other place) and I don't know what is the process to hold and sell the stocks.
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Should I replace bonds in a passive investment strategy

In a passive investment portfolio one usually has some sort of mix between stocks and bonds which are supposed to offset losses from each other. I've read that because of low interest rates persisting ...
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What are the yields for European high yield corporate debt as of now and historically?

What are the yields for European high yield corporate debt as of now and historically? I would like to be able to view yield breakdowns by rating (-B, -BB, C and lower) and maturity.
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Why is the bond market tanking? [closed]

Bond spreads have moved up significantly this year, with a sell-off this past week. Some of the underlying factors seem to be well-known in the market for a while. Why the sell-off now?
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Are AAA private-sector corporate bonds safer than government bonds?

Conventional wisdom says that government bonds are the safest investment there is. But the Indian government is rated only one level above junk. Aren't AAA-rated bonds of Indian companies safer? ...
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Calculate rate of return

If I sell my bond at $982, then reinvest it with market rate of 12% Coupon is $100, face value is 1000, what would be my rate of return my 2nd year? Yield to maturity is 2 years. I've calculated my ...
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Why buy bonds in a no-arbitrage market?

If the bonds rate is the same as market interest rate, why would anybody bother buying bonds instead of just putting money in a bank?
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Is it normal that US Treasury bills(0.07%) yield smaller than interest rate(0.25%)?

I assume that under stable economy, US bonds with longer maturities should yield more. However, the current 3 month bill yields 0.07%( 0.23% for 6 months bills), which is below the overnight interest ...
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Can I sell section 54EC infra bonds before maturity?

This question pertains to section 54EC infrastructure bonds that are offered in India — the ones with tax-free dividends (though the principal is taxed). I have invested some money in NHAI and IRFC ...
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If I cash in a U.S. treasury bond before maturity, do I lose out on the difference in face value and purchase value?

I have a 30-year U.S. treasury bond (series EE) that is about 3 years away from maturity. I'm considering cashing it in. However, the purchase value was half the face value. If I cash it in, would I ...
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How/where can a U.S. resident buy recently issued Chinese 3-month Treasury bills?

According to Reuters: China has rolled out a flurry of reforms recently to liberalize its markets and also help the yuan meet the IMF's checklist, including scrapping a ceiling on deposit ...
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Basic understanding of bonds, values, rates and yields

I'm looking for a very simplistic (ELI5) explanation of how bonds work, but I'm not sure I have the basics correct. As I understand it, a bond is basically a IOU or loan. Any company, government or ...
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Does exposure to financials in corporate bond funds make sense?

While examining different corporate bond ETFs, I noticed that many bond funds seem substantially exposed to the finance sector. I see percentages of up to 60% of all positions in financial businesses. ...
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What is difference between call date and par call date? [duplicate]

I have question on Bond investing. What is difference between call date and par call date ?
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Do US Series I Savings Bonds have CUSIPs?

Do Series I Savings Bonds ("I-bonds") have CUSIPs? If so, how can I find the CUSIP for my electronically-purchased I-bonds? The TreasuryDirect website has information about some recent auctions with ...
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Looking into investment bonds for the first time- what do I need to be aware of?

I have an ISA that has matured recently, and am now looking to reinvest that balance elsewhere. Given that most of the ways I usually save (current/ savings accounts, regular savers, ISAs, etc) aren't ...
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Why don't companies buy back their own (cut-price) debt?

A thought occurred to me today. Glencore's debt is trading at about 70% of face-value. If you're Glencore, what's to stop you buying that debt yourself and pocketing the difference? In particular, ...
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Do buyers of bond ETFs need to pay for accrued interest?

When buying normal bonds, the buyer needs to take note of accrued interest. He should take note whether the price quoted is a clean (excludes accrued interest) or dirty price (includes accrued ...
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What is an undervalued or overvalued bond?

Here's a small excerpt from Bond Valuation section on Investopedia: Determining Whether a Bond Is Under or Over Valued What you need to be able to do is value a bond like we have done before using ...
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Are junk bonds advisable to be inside a bond portfolio that has the objective of generating stable income for a retiree?

Suppose a person has retired. He would like to construct a bond portfolio that generates stable income for his remaining days. Is it advisable to include junk bonds in the bond portfolio for that ...
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Dividend yeild per unit

I have been reading the intelligent investor, on chapter 4 page 91 Graham goes on to say.. While our proposed 50–50 division is undoubtedly the simplest “all-purpose program” devisable, it may ...
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Does an owner of a bond etf get an income even if he sells before the day of distribution?

Suppose an investor owns a bond ETF for 1 month and sells without waiting for the date of income distribution, will he still get paid an income for owning the bond ETF for 1 month? This does not work ...
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Are foreigners who buy UK ETFs subjected to a withholding tax?

Currently, when a foreigner buys U.S ETFs, the dividends or income (in the case of bond ETF) will be taxed at 30%. Suppose a foreigner, say an American or Singaporean, buys a UK bond ETF. Is there a ...
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Formula to compute 10 year US governement bond price given yield

What is the formula to convert US govy 10 year yields (as those shown here) in to bond prices? I know in general the math looks like this but I don't know what the values of the variables are for a ...
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Does the P/E ratio not apply to bond ETFs?

I cannot seem to find them on any website, but I have seen their existence for stock ETFs. If the answer to the question entitled is 'no', then why not? I exemplify with 2 ETFs: Blackrock (Canada)'s ...
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Helping my family sell their oil stocks. What to buy? [closed]

sorry I'm a bit new to the investing world. I am familiar with most topic from my business minor. My family has a lot of their retirement in oil company stock. (I know, diversify.. they don't know) ...
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Why should investors care about the interest rate risk, if they only care about the money they have at retirement?

I understand the concept of the interest rate risk (bonds lose value as the discount rate increases). However, if an investor only cares about how much money he will have at retirement and he wants a ...
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What are some good books for learning stocks, bonds, derivatives e.t.c for beginner with a math background?

Despite being STEM person, I always wanted to learn how stock & financial markets work. I always wanted to know how those stocks work, what are those bonds e.t.c. The only struggle I am having, ...
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Given current market conditions, how / when should I invest a $200k inheritance?

Situation: I have $100k in an IRA with Betterment, plus just inherited $200k - currently cash. I'm 34 years old and salary is $97k, with no debt. Goals: IRA: growth of principle for retirement ...
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Are bond ETFs considered low risk in this market?

I'm thinking about moving my money to an automated management service. I've set my risk profile to 3.5 (low) which means they would invest around 35% in bond ETFs. With today's interest rates being ...
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Advice for a college student interested in investment opportunities.

I'm 20 years old and currently attending university for a double major in engineering and science fields. My college expenses are being covered. In addition to that i have worked for the past few ...
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How do investors know what the discount rate is?

Let's say that Jim buys a bond whose face value is 100$ and has a 4.75% coupon, with coupon payments given annually, that matures in 5 years. Jim buys this bond today for 103.05$. Letting x ...
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Calculating the rate of return (ROR) when buying and selling bonds that carry cupons?

Suppose I have bought a bond in some price - X, for 10 years. Now I decide to sell it 2 years after the purchase for some price - Y. I would like to calculate the ROR I got from this bond. My real ...
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How to calculate after-tax return if investor can use capital loss, in Canada?

[Source:] As you can see in the table, the $105,000 government bond matures at $100,000, for a capital loss of $5,000. The investor would also collect interest totalling $9,660 over the three years ...
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Bond ETFs vs actual bonds

If the goal is to diversify a portfolio and add bond investments in a manner like that described in Intelligent Investor, would owning a bond ETF provide the required diversity or does it need to be ...
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Should you diversify your bond investments across many foreign countries?

I already know, and so ask not, about the benefits and need of bond diversification across different kinds, maturities, and ratings (eg Short- vs Long-term, AAA to corporate). Global diversification ...
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Related Hedges (How do they work?)

I'm currently re-reading Benjamin Graham's book, The Intelligent Investor. In it (Chapter 15), Graham mentions some of the undertakings and operations his fund, Graham-Newman Corporation, was involved ...
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Are a bond's yield and interest rate the same thing?

Are they the same thing? Is yield the annualized return rate? Why when yield rise, yearly return increases, but price falls?
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Structure of Final Bond Payment

If I buy a bond and hold it to maturity, will the final payment be dependent on the current price of the bond, or will it be the amount I originally paid?
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Why is a 2-year bond not a good store of nominal value?

I was recently confronted with the following question: Which of the following is not a good store of nominal value? a: checking deposit b: savings deposit c: 1 2-year bond d: a 3-month CD The ...
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Can I buy a bond at par if I buy it at the time of issuance directly from the issuer

When a company issues bonds, if I buy directly from the company at the time it is being issued, can I hope to buy the bond at par? I am looking at canadian bonds and all of them are selling at premium ...
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Do longer term bondholders get preference in getting money back when a company defaults?

When a company defaults on its debt, would the 10 year bondholders be given preference to the 1 yearr bondholders while paying out money? What is the order of preference?