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Saturday, May 29, 2010
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Individuals are piling into bonds, and some are buying individual bonds rather than ETFs or bond funds. I don't condone this because it is time consuming, difficult to diversify, and almost impossible to determine if bid or offer is fair . But if you have the time, the resources, and the knowledge and insist on buying individual bonds, it is worthwhile following the price of active bonds in the Wall Street Journal. This is a free resource.
Go to www.wsj.com...click "Markets"...click "Market Data"...click "Bonds. Rates, & Credit Markets"...scroll down and find on the right-hand-side "Corporate Bonds: Most Active" and click...scroll down and find the list of actively traded bonds.
You hopefully have noticed that we have navigated through a lot of useful bond market information.