Bonds and Fixed Income Investing - Use these resources to find out which kind of bonds are right for you, how you can determine the safety of corporate and municipal bonds, and the difference between general obligation, revenue, junk, zero-coupon, and fallen angels bonds. From About.com.
Bureau of the Public Debt - Learn about U.S. savings bonds and Treasury securities. Buy savings bonds or, if you're a Series HH/H bond owner, view your account info, change your address, and request tax information online.
Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) - A comprehensive, centralized online source for free access to municipal disclosures, market transparency data and educational materials about the municipal securities market. The EMMA User Guide is a starting point for investors new to the EMMA website.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) - The largest independent regulator of securities firms doing business with the public in the United States. Its mission is to pursue investor protection and market integrity, and we carry it out by overseeing virtually every aspect of the brokerage industry.
Fidelity ActiveQuote - Enter search criteria for the stock, mutual fund, index, or annuity you want to lookup. You can use Fidelity's Symbol Lookup to find the following for a stock, mutual fund, index or annuity or select an option from a dropdown list to search forfixed-income securities.
Investing in Bonds - Geared toward many types of investors-from beginners to experienced equity investors who are new to bonds to sophisticated bond investors. A source of bond price information and includes a wide variety of market data, news, commentary and information about bonds. Also see General Purpose Bond Calculator.
Libor and Other Interest Rate Indexes - The LIBOR is among the most common of benchmark interest rate indexes used to make adjustments to adjustable rate mortgages. This BankRate page also lists some other less-common indexes.
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) - Protects investors, issuers of municipal securities and entities whose credit stands behind municipal securities, and public pension plans by promoting a fair and efficient municipal market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB promotes disclosure and market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) website, provides education and conducts extensive outreach.
Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) - Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) are bonds that are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. Unlike conventional Treasury bonds, they are structured uniquely to provide some protection against rising inflation. Since they were introduced in the late 1990s, TIPS have become quite popular with investors.
TreasuryDirect - The first and only financial services website that lets you buy and redeem securities directly from the U.S. Department of the Treasury in paperless electronic form. You enjoy the flexibility of managing your savings portfolio online as your needs and financial circumstances change - all the time knowing that your money is backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. Offers product information and research across the entire line of Treasury Securities, from Series EE Savings Bonds to Treasury Notes. TreasuryDirect accounts currently offer the I Bond and Series EE bond in electronic form. Also see:
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