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Should I sell shares to buy a home so I avoid a mortgage? [closed]

I'll be retiring next year, and I want to be in my own home (aging-in-place). Should I sell stocks to buy it outright and thus avoid a mortgage as I move to a fixed income. But what about capital ...
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Are GIC and term deposit interest rates fixed, or do they vary?

If I buy a 1 year GIC (term deposit) at 1.75%, and two months later, the rate changes to 1.5%, am I still locked in the original interest rate of 1.75%? Or will the bank pay 1.75% for the first 2 ...
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Why did prices of Treasury securities go up when US lost its AAA credit rating in 2011?

When the credit rating of a fixed-income security is cut, this means the security has higher default risk. What follows is that the price will go down. However, the opposite happened in 2011 to US ...
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Are Bond Coupons reinvested at YTM

I fail to understand reinvestment of coupons to calculate YTM. I understand that YTM is the rate at which coupon payments and ParValue of the bond are discounted to today.i.e C-Coupon & T-Time ...
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Is there an investment vehicle that simplifies the work of setting up a bond or CD ladder?

I am interested in investing a portion of my portfolio in fixed-income investments, as anemic as they are lately. Conventional logic says that it might be smart in such a down market to use a ...
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What are the contents of fixed annuities?

This is a personal finance question as annuities are only as good as the company that insures them. Annuities from reputable companies often yield 7% or more on paper before any fees, taxes or ...
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Why aren't companies calling their 7%+ notes if interest rates are so low?

Here's an example of a corporate fixed income issue: GOM. General Motors Acceptance is paying 7.375%. It's callable at $25, which is right around where it's trading. (That's par.) Since interest rates ...
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fixed income calculator

where can I find a fixed income investment calculator? How much income can I expect monthly if I try to live off the interest alone? Are there any penalties for switching investment strategies?
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Pay off mortgage or invest in high value saving account

I have a mortgage of 30 yrs amortization and have 290k left on the mortgage. It suddenly hit me that with my bi weekly payment of 620, it would take forever to pay it off. I need some help deciding if ...
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Why is the Macaulay Duration recalculated after each coupon payment?

I'm trying to understand why Macaulay Duration is recalculated after each coupon payment. I can see why I want to know the duration when purchasing a bond - to figure out how long till I recoup my ...
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Using the Law of 72 to compute residual income?

Often I check an investment strategy's performance by summing the year-to-date realized gains/losses. I take the sum of all closing(or market for unrealized) values CT, subtract the sum of all cost ...
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What are short-term fairly liquid investments with attractive yields?

I am looking for fixed-income investments or investment strategy that offer quarterly liquidity and attractive annual effective yields and low risk (i.e. holding the security for a a quarter should ...
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What is the difference between fixed-income duration and equity duration?

I noticed this question, How to determine duration of a common stock whose dividends grow in perpetuity? I am familiar with the concept of duration for bonds, but not for common stock (actually, it is ...
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What's the difference between Currencies and FX desks at investment banks?

I'm interested in working within FX in an investment bank, but I noticed that they listed Currencies and FX separately under Fixed Income, so I'm wondering if they actually refer to different things. ...
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Is a book from 2005 about fixed income securities obsolete, or still relevant?

This is intentionally a very broad question. How much (if at all) has the fixed income securities market changed from say 2005 to present day? The main reason I ask is because I am debating whether ...
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Are long-term bonds risky assets?

I think bonds are debt/loan and fixed-income, so they are risk-free, both short term and long term. But it seems like Bodie's Investment thinks long-term bonds are risky: For example, assume that ...