Investing in Fixed Income Securities:Understanding the Bond Market
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Investors who've primarily purchased equity securities in the past have been looking for more secure investment alternatives; namely, fixed income securities. This book demystifies the sometimes daunting fixed income market, through a user-friendly, sophisticated, yet not overly mathematical format. Investing in Fixed Income Securities covers a wide range of topics, including the different types of fixed income securities, their characteristics, the strategies necessary to manage a diversified portfolio, bond pricing concepts, and more, so you can make the most informed investment decisions possible.


Gary Strumeyer is the Managing Director of the Bond and Money Market Group at BNY Capital Markets, Inc., a registered broker-dealer subsidiary of The Bank of New York Company, Inc., and has been with the company for twenty years. He is a former adjunct professor of economics and finance at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Strumeyer is the author of Keys to Investing in Municipal Bonds, published by Barron's in 1996. He recently served on the NASD's Corporate Debt Market Panel. The panel's purpose was to review and make recommendations to the NASD Board of Governors regarding how to best insure market integrity and investor protection in the corporate bond market.



Chapter 1: An Overview of the Fixed Income Securities Market.

Chapter 2: The Basics of Debt Instruments.

Chapter 3: Bond Pricing Concepts.

Chapter 4: Risks Associated with Bonds.

Chapter 5: Macroeconomics and the Bond Market.

Chapter 6: Using Economic Variables to Forecast Interest Rates and the Bond Market.

Chapter 7: The Yield Curve.

Chapter 8: Money Market Instruments.

Chapter 9: U.S. Treasury and Government Agency Securities.

Chapter 10: Municipal Bonds.

Chapter 11: Corporate Bonds.

Chapter 12: Emerging Markets.

Chapter 13: Distressed Debt Securities.

Chapter 14: Mortgage-Backed Securities.

Chapter 15: Asset-Backed Securities.

Chapter 16: Preferred Stock.

Chapter 17: Fixed Income Derivatives: Products and Applications.

Chapter 18: Managing a Fixed Income Portfolio.

About the Co-Writers.




“The book couldn’t be more timely.” (, 30th March 2005)