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Unformatted text preview: N. Sheflin INVESTMENT GAME – Round 4 - Bonds Time to get conservative with Bonds – traditional investment for “widows and orphans” and, if you want to speculate on interest rates, gamblers. IN INVESTOPEDIA , http://www.investopedia.com/university/ look at the sections on: Bond & Debt Basics (beware of cookies ). also read about securitization http://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/securitization.asp and for the brave: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Structured_finance and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_default_swap Answer the questions at the end of this document out loud to your roommate or dog. Homework, and final exam questions on this material will be coming. Nothing to do In VIRTUAL STOCK EXCHANGE – it doesn’t deal with bonds. HOW IS YOUR PORTFOLIO DOING? Determine your paper gain/loss and explain the causes. Compare with the performance of the S&P 500. PROBLEMS? If VSE is behaving oddly (or even if not), it’s a good idea to keep a paper record of all transactions (purchases/sales). At If VSE is behaving oddly (or even if not), it’s a good idea to keep a paper record of all transactions (purchases/sales)....
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