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recs on financial handbook
i'm looking to by a book with financial definitions, perhaps something less generic and more informative then a financial dictionary. i'm re- reading a benjamin graham book and i need a reference to k...
11 years ago 10
 
What else do you think the authorities can do?
Fed announced it would buy commercial paper. This essentially means that it will lend to non-financial companies directly in order to save the real economy, (i.e. by-pass the banks who may just simply...
11 years ago 4
 
Any Brokers Allow Limit Orders on Bond Trades?
Are there any (large and very financially sound) brokers who allow customers to place limit orders on their bond trades? Some of the corporate debt is so illiquid that you get one trade every few hour...
11 years ago 1
 
Where to View Freddie Mac Trades?
Where can I view the last few months of Freddie Mac bond trades? A sample CUSIP is 3133F0VP1. doesn't show that as a valid CUSIP. Online brokers see it, but they are issuing quotes on it from their ow...
11 years ago
 
Speculators
One of the financial experts interviewed on CNBC this morning indicated that he thought the speculators are the ones more responsible for moving out of the market than are individual investors. If thi...
11 years ago
 
FDIC limits and credit unions
I know credit unions are not covered under FDIC, they are covered under NCUA. With the new, temporary increase in FDIC insurance limits, what about NCUA insurance limits? -----------------------------...
11 years ago 1
 
Need Help Identifying Freddie Mac CUSIP
I need help identifying the correct CUSIP for a pair of Freddie Mac bonds. I thought this would be trivial but two online brokers could not do it, and the web site was not a whole lot of help either. ...
11 years ago
 
How to Interpret Investinginbonds.com Reported Yield on Bond Trades?
The web site allows you to see a history of trades for specific bonds. Here is two lines of a typical report, reformatted to make it readable here: Time of Trade: 10/02/2008 16:31:17 Price Paid: $94.4...
11 years ago 4
 
Should I care when CDs pay interest?
Assuming that I intend to hold a CD until it matures (barring bank failure), is there any reason for me to care when a CD pays interest? For example, consider a 1-yr CD "A" that pays 3% APY at maturit...
11 years ago 10
 
What's up with Wachovia Sec?
My mother has investments held at Wachovia Securities. It is unclear what might happen with those if the Wells Fargo deal goes forward. The Citicorp deal was just for Wachovia Bank. But I believe the ...
11 years ago 6
 
Sirius XM Radio Bonds
Given that Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) may have trouble paying back the face value of the bonds due in 2009, I'm wondering why they are not trading at distressed prices already. Instead, what I see is that...
11 years ago 3
 
Age 70.5 and Required Minimum Distribution Affecting Retirement Accounts
Approximately 20 years ago (I think it has been that long), Congress changed the maximum age to begin RMD from 75 to 70.5. Now that so many individuals have found their retirement accounts shrinking, ...
11 years ago 2
 
Return on Bonds in Bankruptcy
In a typical corporate Chapter 11 bankruptcy, how many pennies on a dollar does a typical corporate bondholder get? The answer could be a range (e.g., 10% to 20%). I know the common shareholders typic...
11 years ago 2
 
Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
Alan over in indicates he has posted the final version of this bill as signed by Pres. Bush, on his website at: A is the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act Division B is the Energy Improvement & Ext...
11 years ago 3
 
What's the difference?
I'm a novice learning the ropes so forgive my silly questions. What is the difference between investment banks, mutual funds, and private equity groups, and hedge funds? They seem pretty similar in th...
11 years ago 2