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Savings bonds : when to hold, when to fold and everything in-between
Pederson, Daniel J.
Personal Author:
Fourth edition, expanded and updated.
Publication Information:
Traverse City, Mich. : Sage Creek Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
xx, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: U.S. savings bonds. Detroit, Mich. : TSBI Pub., c1997.
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HG4936 .P36 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
HG4936 .P36 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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With earlier editions, these two titles have already proved their value. Affordable and reliable, they provide advice that the average saver or investor can use. Pederson is a former supervisor of the Savings Bonds Division at the Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He also runs a fee-based service that provides bond owners with detailed analyses of their holdings and prospective purchases. This is the fourth updating of Pederson's guide to U.S. savings bonds, which is a unique resource because the government itself provides few details on how to manage bonds as part of an overall investment portfolio. Pederson explains why even banks are not always knowledgeable about the savings bonds they sell for the government, and he demystifies savings bonds interest rates. He also contrasts bonds with other investment options, distinguishes among the different types of savings bonds, and advises when best to purchase and redeem bonds. Perhaps most important, he discusses the various tax aspects of owning bonds. Walden's focus is on mutual funds, currently the most popular form of investment. He is a frequent contributor to financial publications and appears often on financial talk shows. He is also the author of 100 Ways to Beat the Market (1998) and The 100 Best Stocks to Own in America (1996). For the third time, he updates his roster of top-performing funds. After explaining the various categories of funds and how his ranking system works, Walden provides a basic profile of each of his 100 selections. --David Rouse