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Step by Step Bond Investing - A Beginner's Guide to the Best Investments and Safety in the Bond Market

Step by Step Investing, Volume 3
Narrated by: Joseph Hogue
Series: Step by Step Investing, Book 3
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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Summary

Of all the opportunities to invest and make money, bond investing is likely one of the most neglected. Stocks are the get-rich investment, hyped by Wall Street and favored by investors. Commodities are widely used to hedge risk and to gamble on price changes. Even real estate is more widely held for its cash flow and other benefits.

According to research by fund manager Vanguard, the average investor holds just 15 percent of their portfolio in bonds. Since older investors typically hold much more of their investments in fixed-income, it's safe to assume that many younger investors are neglecting bond investment all together.

What you might not realize is that bonds are critical to reaching your financial goals. No other investment provides the kind of safety and security you'll get from bonds, and few other investments provide the kind of cash flow you'll get from these fixed-income opportunities.

In fact, manage your bonds right and you might not need much more to meet your financial goals. You'll get stable returns for decades and won't have to worry about constant crashes in the stock market. You'll get nearly guaranteed cash flows to pay for expenses and the retirement you deserve.

Putting a portfolio of bonds together that will meet your goals can be surprisingly easy if you know where to start. Understand bond basics and how to avoid the mistakes that cost other investors money, and you'll find an investment that's easier to manage than any other while moving you closer to financial freedom.

This book will do exactly that, help you put together a step-by-step investing strategy in bonds to understand how much of your portfolio to invest and how to do it.

©2016 Joseph Hogue (P)2016 Joseph Hogue

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  • 12-09-19

Interesting introduction to bonds

A short and light listen. Moves at a good pace and keeps to the subject. It is read by the author who has minor stumbles with the reading but does not detract from the content, in fact it sounds more natural. It is aimed at a USA audience so some content is not relevant to other countries.

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  • 09-02-17

Good book but too short

I liked this book and it had a lot of great information, but I felt like it was way to short.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-05-18

Straight forward

good information, not over complicated but a little short. Good resource guide to other research also

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  • Richard LaRock
  • 14-10-17

To the point

I was interested in establishing my own bond portfolio . This book is exactly what I needed to do just that. I’m sure there are longer more detailed sources. But now I just have to review the steps and portfolio diversification strategies to accomplish my goal. The author has convinced me this is an often neglected but less risky and vital part of my overall wealth and retirement strategy. Buy this book rather than use a credit . It is well worth the cost. I’ll keep this on my device as I’ll be going to it often .

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  • Kyle Michel
  • 28-05-19

Just what I needed

This book gave a concise overview of bonds and bond investing and answered the questions I had about how bonds work - price, yield, coupon, why bond values and interest rates vary inversely, the yield curve, etc. Highly recommended if you need a good primer on bond investing.

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  • Amy Quinlan
  • 23-04-19

Very informative

I was looking a book that would give me the information I needed to start investing in bpnds and bond funds. This book did just that.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 05-03-19

Simple and effective

This book is short but good. Lays out the steps needed to start investing in bonds while covering all the basics one needs to have long term success.

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  • Sultaun Abdulshahid
  • 22-12-18

Fantastic book for learning the bond market

I always thought that investing in bonds would be complicated. To the contrary. This book simplifies bond investing and even gives the step by step process to make it easy to follow.

I wish I had learned this information 10 or 20 years ago.

Great book!!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 20-12-18

Helpful overview

This simple and authentic presentation of the carries bonds available makes navigating this market sector very easy. Great breakdown of types of bonds, ratings and resources available to help make investing decisions. Great book for a beginner.

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  • AndrewHeron
  • 20-10-18

good for novice investors

it explains bonds as an asset class very well for novice investors, but lack details from the perspective of bond issuer.

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  • 12-04-18

Needs work on performance

I think the Narrator was nervous or to excited, I the information was great the delivery was not. He got a little ahead of himself a few times. Over all it was a good book.