longinvest wrote:What happens if the bond defaults?
pkcrafter wrote:bs010101, you are right, of course, but some Bogleheads, perhaps the majority, won't chase anything. Furthermore, the opposite of momentum is reversion to the mean.
Call_Me_Op wrote:Duration is the first-derivative of the price versus yield curve.
BackInTheBlack wrote:acegolfer wrote:1. Can a T-bill be called a zero-coupon bond?
1) Since T-bills technically are zeroes . . . .
Langkawi wrote:While T-Bills technically share the characteristics of zero-coupon bonds, I've never heard a knowledgeable person refer to them as such.
Beverage wrote:If you want to learn about options you should read Options As A Strategic Investment. But briefly:
- Options trading is a zero-sum game
packer16 wrote:A useful metric is yield to worse as this is lowest return you will get (assuming the firm does not go BK) and your yield to maturity is highest yield.
MassInvestor wrote:Commodities should only be for those who want to take physical delivery or must hedge against changes in prices for business reasons.
fundtalk wrote:. . . two of PIMCO's other star managers, Rob Arnott and Mohamed El-Erian.
unixunderground wrote:Could you guys please advise on a few kinds of investments (from any sector) that can lead to a loss greater than 100%?
Artsdoctor wrote:Any portion of your fixed income portion of the portfolio should be considered safe.
dbr wrote:It should also be noted that the nominal but not the real principal was returned.
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