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$826 OffJust Now AAII Platinum. This complete subscription bundle gives you access to all AAII's model portfolios, premium services (Dividend Investing, Stock Superstars Report, VMQ Stocks, and A+ Investor – an $826 value!), and all future newsletters, typically priced $199 each. You will have the strategies and knowledge needed to invest through all life

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Manage Your Portfolios With Investment Account Manager 2

$20 Off3 hours ago As mentioned above, AAII members get $20 off. Look under Special Offers in the Member Benefits section of the AAII website for a discount code, which is input into the discount coupon code field when checking out with the software purchase at the Investment Account Manager website. That means the actual price to members is either $59 (without

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Bonds Investing FAQs AAII

Deals7 hours ago The higher the coupon interest rate on the bond, the lower the bond price change when interest rates change. If you are worried about interest rates rising and the value of your bond investments declining, then stay away from low-coupon bonds, especially zero-coupon bonds, which are obviously the lowest coupons possible.

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Bond Basics: An Investor's Guide To The Many Meanings Of

10% Off7 hours ago Coupon Yield: The simple interest paid by a bond annually. It is set at the time of issue, and expressed as a percentage of par. A $1,000 bond with a 10% coupon will pay $100 per year, generally in two installments of $50. Current Yield: The coupon paid by a bond divided by the bond’s market price.

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Why Bond Prices Go Up And Down AAII

7% Off9 hours ago Price changes would be somewhat larger, in both directions, if the coupons were lower than 7%, and the price changes would be lower if the coupons were somewhat higher than 7%. Thirdly, if you look at the price changes that occur in both directions, you will note that these changes are not linear. If interest rates rise, the price of a bond

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Notes On The Current State Of The Muni Bond Market AAII

4% Off7 hours ago A default that would shut off access to capital markets is simply not an option. These are bonds that were issued in the last few years with coupons of 4% or 5%. Because bonds with comparable maturities are now being issued with 2% to 3% coupons, older bonds with 4% and 5% coupons are currently selling at premiums to par, sometimes at steep

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Bond Basics For Individuals: A Guide To Buying And Selling

Deals4 hours ago The issuer is therefore most likely to call the bonds with the largest coupons rather than those with lower coupons. The Form of a Bond: Certificate, Registered, and Book-Entry: If you bought a muni bond before 1980, you received as proof of ownership an ornate document with coupons attached at the side. This document was known as a "certificate."

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Putting Together A Portfolio Of Municipal Bond Investments

5% Off5 hours ago Buying the longest possible maturities exposes the buyer to maximum interest rate risk. If, for example, you buy 30-year bonds with 5% coupons, and interest rates climb just 100 basis points, to 6%, the market value of your bonds would decline by 15%. If interest rates were to climb to 7%, the market value of your bonds declines by as much as 25%.

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How Safe Are Municipal Bonds? AAII

1% Off5 hours ago The trade-off, of course, is that current yields of these funds are also below 1%. But these yields will rise whenever the Federal Reserve finally raises short-term rates. If you have a more speculative bent, and if you are looking for the highest possible yields, the best opportunities are currently to be found in closed-end municipal bond funds.

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Investing To Avoid The Consequences Of Being Wrong AAII

100% Off7 hours ago If you are 25 to 35 years old, maybe even 40 years old, you should be investing 100% in stocks because your investment portfolio is so small relative to the size of your human capital, your potential and your future savings. The trick is that most 25- or 30-year-olds aren’t mentally equipped to handle 100% stocks.

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Deals7 hours ago But interest in duration really took off in the mid-1970s, when interest rates became more volatile. Viewed from another perspective, bonds with markedly different coupons and maturities may have the same duration and, therefore, the same anticipated price variability. For example, examine Bonds A, B and C, all with a $1,000 par value.

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Climbing The Ladder: How To Manage Risk In Your Bond

Deals8 hours ago Reinvestment risk can be reduced through investing in long-term zero-coupon bonds, because reinvestment of all payments is put off until maturity, but a zero-coupon bond has substantial market price risk. The best you can do is to strike a balance between reinvestment risk and market price risk.

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INFLATION INDEXED TREASURIES: HOW GOOD ARE THEY?

Deals5 hours ago On January 29, 1997, the U.S. Treasury auctioned off its first issue of inflation-indexed securities. These instruments have piqued the interest of many fixed-income investors because of their intended benefits—they were designed to protect fixed-income investors from the adverse effects of inflation on their real rate of return.

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Treasury Bond Funds: A Risky Riskless Investment?

6% Off2 hours ago affects a longer time period. Coupons are a factor because the annual coupon softens the effect of the rate change; bonds with low coupons have less to soften the blow. Table 2 shows just what happens to two bonds, one a zero-coupon bond and one a bond with a coupon of 6% (in the range of current interest rates), when interest rates

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Creating And Following A Real Financial Plan AAII

Deals1 hours ago I'm a retired financial advisor. One of the best things I learned occurred before I entered the industry at age 29. I was the manager of a bank branch. I saw lots of people with Christmas Clubs where they got a booklet with 50 coupons for a fixed dollar amount. The idea was they they put money into this Christmas Club every week.

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Challenge Your Perspective On Bonds AAII

5% Off8 hours ago Bond Coupons. Bonds are issued with a fixed rate of interest called the “coupon” because investors used to clip coupons on interest payment dates and deposit them in their bank accounts like a check. Tax-free municipal bonds currently issued with 5% coupons pay out interest at that rate but may cost you $1,200 per $1,000 bond.

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Investing At Level3 AAII

Deals5 hours ago Chapter 7: Implementing and Controlling Long-Term Investment Strategies. Success with Level3 Investing depends on having a well-defined strategy and sticking to it even through extremely volatile markets. Includes barriers that can challenge investor efforts to do this, and suggestions on how to avoid the multitude of pitfalls.

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Muni Trading Gets Real: Current Prices On The Internet AAII

DealsJust Now The coupon: The coupon payment set when the bond was originally issued. With the exception of floating rate bonds, the coupon never changes throughout the life of the bond. Coupons are almost always paid twice a year. The bid price: The price at which a dealer bought a bond. The offer or ask price: The price at which a dealer wants to sell the

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The Risks Of Investing In Bonds AAII

Deals4 hours ago During the equity market sell-off in February, there was a flight to quality as investors sought the perceived safety of bonds. Indeed, conventional wisdom holds that having a significant allocation to fixed-income securities in your investment portfolio is a prudent strategy, because of the diversification benefit that bonds provide.

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Getting A Handle On The Bond Market AAII

$72.50. Off1 hours ago The percentage value, however, is immediately translated into a fixed dollar amount, and that amount remains the same throughout the life of the bond, no matter what happens to the price of the bond. In the previous example, the 7¼ coupon represents 7¼% of $1,000, that is, $72.50. Unless stipulated otherwise, coupons are paid semiannually.

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PC Buyer’s Guide 2014 AAII

Deals7 hours ago The gold standard for this segment remains Apple’s MacBook Air, which has a high-definition screen ranging from 11 inches to 13 inches, the latest Intel Core processor, and a solid state drive (SSD), all while weighing less than three pounds. The price for a new …

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Timing Matters When Analyzing Investment Returns AAII

10% Off3 hours ago The last 30-year Treasury bonds issued with 10% coupons are maturing this week, according to Reuters. These bonds were issued in the summer of 1985, just a few weeks after Coca-Cola gave into public anger over New Coke and reintroduced the original formula (aka, Coca-Cola classic).

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Why Buy Bonds If Interest Rates Will Rise? AAII

Deals8 hours ago If you use mark-to-market accounting, you will be terrified of rising interest rates. Brokerage firms like mark-to-market accounting because it encourages investors to buy and sell bonds, rather than hold individual bonds to maturity. The media is hyperventilating over the …

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Limbing The Ladder: How To Manage Risk In Your Bond Portfolio

5% Off2 hours ago with 5% coupons. The first bond has 30 years to maturity, the second has 20 years, and the third has 10 years. Table 1 shows what happens to their dura-tion after five years. The bond with the shorter dura-tion carries less risk, which means a potential buyer will demand less yield (and will …

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The Building Blocks Of A Successful Portfolio Allocation

14.1% Off9 hours ago The “price” of realizing this growth was higher volatility. Data from the Ibbotson Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation (SBBI) 2020 Yearbook shows the typical annualized volatility in monthly returns for large-cap stocks over the past five decades ranging from a low of 14.1% in …

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FUND MANAGER INTERVIEW KENNETH E. WILLMANN, USAA …

Deals7 hours ago trade—investors assume they’re going to be paid-off at the first chance, so in essence, they are priced as if they were a 10-year bond. Do they tend to have lower coupons? No, they actually tend to have higher coupons, which makes it even more interesting. So you actually get a little bit of income and you get prepayment protection.

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Guidelines For Selecting Bonds And CashLike Instruments

$52 Off9 hours ago Guidelines for Selecting Bonds and Cash-Like Instruments. To describe the bond market as large is an understatement. The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) tabulates close to $52 trillion worth of outstanding fixed-income securities in the U.S. as of the end of first-quarter 2021.

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PC Buyer's Guide 2013 AAII

Deals7 hours ago PC Buyer's Guide 2013. This annual Computerized Investing PC Buyer’s Guide is the 17th I’ve been involved with since joining AAII. Even a lot has changed in the industry since my first computing experiences on a Commodore Vic-20 some 34 years ago, and …

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Stocks Vs. Bonds: Why And When? AAII

$100 Off5 hours ago I have 100 shares of stock in XYZ company bought at $100 per share. I have automatic reinvestment of my dividends. The company pays $1 in dividends. The price is automatically adjusted down by $1 so the price is now $99. Now I have 101 shares at $99 and $1 left over. After paying taxes I am worse off. Where is the dividend helping me?

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Foreign Interest: A Closer Look At The International Bond

Deals1 hours ago The first is interest income from coupons paid by the issuer. The second is any appreciation or decline in the value of the bond. There is one additional potential component that is unique to foreign-pay bonds: changes in the dollar value of principal due to changes in the value of the currency of the bond. Each of these will be discussed in turn.

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An Investor's Guide To InflationProtected Securities AAII

3% OffJust Now Finally, assume that, as is normally the case, the 3% annual interest is distributed in two annual coupons, averaging 1.5% each. The first coupon payment will …

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A TopDown Approach To Investing In The Corporate Bond …

Deals2 hours ago the higher coupons. The Strong Corporate Bond Fund is part of the Strong family of funds, P.O. Box 2936, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201; 800/368-1030. Fund focuses on the lowest rung of investment-grade-quality corporates with the view that that area offers the most attractive opportunities over the long term. A Top-Down Approach to Investing

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Quantifying The Value Of Retirement Accounts AAII

0.7% Off1 hours ago The real value of using retirement accounts is the ability to avoid paying taxes on dividends, interest and capital gains while the investment dollars remain in such accounts. The tax benefits of retirement accounts range between 0.7% and 2.7% year, with the larger benefits going to those in higher tax brackets and/or using more conservative

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A PseudoLife Annuity: Guaranteed Annual Income For 35

$1 Off6 hours ago The math seems wrong. At the given rates and with an outlay of $1 million, one cannot buy 30 years (let alone 35 years) of bonds that give off $40,000 income per year for the duration of 30 or 35 years. One needs $999,183 to purchase just 25 years of bonds that mature each year to give income of $40,000 per year as spendable income.

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The Top ETFs Over Five Years: Health Care Loses Some

17.9% Off5 hours ago An example of a higher-risk ETF excluded this year is the SPDR S&P Biotech ( XBI ). Over the last five years, this ETF has returned an annualized 17.9%, but its total risk index is 3.19, almost double its category average of 1.63. If SPDR S&P Biotech had been included, it would have been among the top-performing ETFs over the last five years

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Bond Strategies For Those Fearful Of Inflation AAII

5% Off3 hours ago They have a 5% coupon and had a final maturity of 2026 until they were pre-refunded to their first call date in 2018. In April 2012, the bonds’ price was 123.074, or $1,230.74 for each $1,000 of face value. If the bonds were sold at that price, the yield to maturity would be 1.089%.

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FUND MANAGER INTERVIEW WALLACE R. WEITZ, WEITZ …

$2.40 Off5 hours ago company like Valassis, which makes books of coupons that they stick in the Sunday newspaper, there is just one other competitor—it is a nice, cozy duopoly with very high margins. Valassis will generate about $2.40 per share in cash earnings—reported earnings plus a little bit of goodwill amortization—and they need virtually none

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FUND MANAGER INTERVIEW STEPHEN BAUER, SAFECO …

Deals3 hours ago coupons on them. For instance, right now if you buy a 4¾% coupon, which are quite prevalent since a lot were issued in the last couple years, the dollar price on those bonds at current yield levels will be around 87 or 88, which means prices have to rise by 12 or 13 points [due to a decrease in interest rates] before they reach par. At

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Bond Market Strategies For A Rising Rate Environment AAII

60% Off9 hours ago The interest income from the bond’s coupons; The additional interest income you earn by reinvesting dividends, referred to as interest-on-interest. The important point to remember is that over very long-term investment periods, measured in decades, 60% to 80% of the total amount earned from bond investments derives from interest-on-interest.

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