Course 103: Buying Bonds
Doing Your Homework Before Buying Bonds
In this course
1 Introduction
2 Things to Consider When Buying Bonds
3 How to Buy Bonds
4 Bond Pricing Terminology
5 Bond Trading Transaction Costs
6 Buying Bonds Indirectly
7 Doing Your Homework Before Buying Bonds

As an educated investor, you should know what to look for when buying a bond, what costs to expect, where to buy bonds, and the different ways you can buy them, such as individually, through trusts, or in funds. Depending on your investment needs, you might consider short-term or long-term bonds, and you might choose between new issues and bonds purchased at a premium or discount on the secondary market.

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