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invgame4 - N. Sheflin INVESTMENT GAME Round 4 - Bonds Time...

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N. Sheflin INVESTMENT GAME – Round 4 - Bonds Time to get conservative with Bonds –the traditional investment for “widows and orphans” and, if you want to speculate on interest rates, gamblers. You can lose with ‘fixed-income’ assets (aka bonds) – inflation and/or selling before maturity if rates rise, and of course, default. READ Bond prices, rates, yields at Fidelity Mutual Fund site: http://personal.fidelity.com/products/fixedincome/price.shtml And from Investopedia, skim the following: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bond_market http://www.investopedia.com/university/ look at the sections on: (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 (don’t have a dog? My beagle is available for study help). . Homework, and final exam questions on this material will be coming.
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