The Strategic Bond Investor: Strategies and Tools to Unlock the Power of the Bond Market…

Hardcover | July 12, 2010

byAnthony Crescenzi, Mohamed El-Erian

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Discover Profit Opportunitiesin Today’s Bond Market!

“Tony Crescenzi knows bonds and his book proves it.”
Bill Gross, Managing Director, Pacific Investment Management Company

In 2002, Anthony Crescenzi opened thedoor to an innovative new style of investingwith his publication of The Strategic BondInvestor. The book instantly became the go-toguide for investors seeking an aggressive yetrisk-conscious path to profit. Now, Crescenziprovides a completely updated edition of hispopular bond book to address the realities ofthe post-credit-crisis economy—and to helpyou take total advantage of everything bondshave to offer.

More relevant now than ever, The StrategicBond Investor provides asorely needed alternative to the stock marketgame—where the rewards for taking riskshave been less than desirable. The bond markettends to be relatively safe and accessible,but it can also be vibrant and highly profitableif you approach it the right way. Crescenzi offersa fully rounded education on the subjectto help better prepare you to make profitabledecisions every time.

The Strategic Bond Investordemystifies bonds and the bond market withclear descriptions of:

  • Different bond types, includingU.S. Treasuries, corporate bonds,and municipal bonds
  • Bond market risks—and how to mitigate them
  • The powerful role of the FederalReserve and the art of Fed watching
  • How to read the bond market’s“crystal ball”—the yield curve
  • The five tenets of successfulinterest-rate forecasting
  • Techniques for forecastingmarket behavior
  • How to use credit ratings toyour advantage
  • The best bond investing strategies

    This comprehensive, up-to-the-minute guideprovides straightforward techniques for cashingin on the unlimited potential of bondinvesting—whether your interests are long orshort term.

    Now is not the time to play games with yourfinancial future. Learn the secret to investingprofitably in the bond market while offsettingportfolio risks with The Strategic BondInvestor.

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Discover Profit Opportunitiesin Today’s Bond Market!“Tony Crescenzi knows bonds and his book proves it.”Bill Gross, Managing Director, Pacific Investment Management CompanyIn 2002, Anthony Crescenzi opened thedoor to an innovative new style of investingwith his publication of The Strategic BondInvestor. The book instantly became the go...

Anthony Crescenzi is senior vice president, market strategist, and portfolio manager at PIMCO. He is also the author of Investing from the Top Down and coauthor of Stigum’s Money Market, Fourth Edition.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.3 × 6.5 × 1.39 inPublished:July 12, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Importance of the Bond Market
Chapter 2. Segments of the Bond Market
Chapter 3. Types of Bonds
Chapter 4. CDOs, CLOs, MBS, CDX, and Other New Nomenclature
Chapter 5. The Money Market: Epicenter of the Bond and Credit Markets
Chapter 6. Bond Market Basics
Chapter 7. Risks in Bonds and Credit Markets to Investors
Chapter 8. The New Fed and Its Immense Power
Chapter 9. The Yield Curve: The Bond Market's Crystal Ball
Chapter 10. The Seven Tenets of Successful Investing in the Bond Market
Chapter 11. Bond Strategies, from Ladders to Barbells
Chapter 12. From Tulips to Treasuries: Tracking Market Sentiment
Chapter 13. Using the Futures Market to Gather Market Intelligence
Chapter 14. Credit Ratings: Tool or Trouble
Chapter 15. Colossal Credit Crisis
Chapter 16. How to Track the Bond and Credit Markets
Chapter 17. Appendix on Major Economic and Top-Down Indicators