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aleax replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 10:24 AM

Re: bonds from 8/00 - keep or sell?

These seem so attractive that I think a lot of non-financially-sophisticated people would go for them.

Actually, since no financial firm was earning any commission or fee on them (direct sales only, no secondary market), there was [more]

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aleax replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 7:32 PM

Re: Question about bonds

bank accounts pay 0% now

Bank of New York Mellon (a highly respected depositary bank for really large customers) has slapped fees (so, essentially, negative interest rates) on deposits over $50 million dollars for five years now (see [more]

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aleax replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:43 PM

Re: Large amounts of $ going into munis

Not to mention this looming, unpriced, fiscal mess that has yet to be resolved in IL, NJ, and other states and locales.

I find it best to stay selective about what munis I buy. I do prefer funds (closed-end ones almost exclusively), [more]

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aleax replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 2:38 PM

Re: yields at 200 year lows and dividends

The only other alternative would be to flee to cash, keep powder dry and wait for better days (Not what I'm doing, btw).

Me, I haven't been "fleeing" to cash -- but I've trimmed several exposures and closed out a [more]

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