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Bonds, the basics

Discussion in 'General Investing Discussion' started by Luke83, 2nd May, 2018.

  1. Luke83

    Luke83 Member

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    Does anyone hold bonds, where do you buy them and what are the pros and cons.
     
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    twisted strategies Well-Known Member

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    Introduction To Bonds

    Types Of Bonds

    please don't be shy seeking expert advice here .. this is an adult game

    i currently have only two interest-bearing securities ( both floating rate ) as i struggle to find attractive risk v. reward ratios

    ( both current equities bought before 2015 )

    please take care ....
     
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    So they are bought through the ASX like shares?

    I am assuming the Aust Government bonds are the SAFEST as far as Risk is concerned?
     
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    twisted strategies Well-Known Member

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    they can be if you can find a seller

    the problem that way is to get the price and quantity you would like

    for example

    GSBE19 = AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TREASURY BONDS TREASURY BOND


    [​IMG] $103.49 -$0.286 (-0.3%)
    $102.00 $103.80 as at 3 May 11:45AM ET

    4.13% below 52 week high

    $103.24 Low $107.94 High

    is availalble on Bell Direct ( so i assume also on Commsec )

    but has only 2 buyers and one seller ( @ $103.80 for a max of 65 units)

    some of these beasties don't trade on market for months

    so please make sure you REALLY want to buy what you are chasing