Bonds can provide a steady and reasonably secure income, while
adding ballast to your portfolio -- but only if you really understand
what you're buying.
For a quick overview, click on
"Top 10 things to know" at the
upper left. Or work your way through "The details" sections for more
information on the topics in this lesson (calculators and other
interactive features are marked with a
symbol). The "Glossary"
section provides an online dictionary of important terms. And
"Take the test"
is a quiz that checks what you've learned and offers suggestions
for further study.
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