Most cost-effective way to purchase individual bonds?



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I am trying to determine the most cost effective way to go about purchasing individual corporate and municipal bonds that I intend to hold until maturity.Is there great variation in the fees and commissions across brokers?Is there any reason not to use a platform designed for active traders? I intend to make at least one trade per month.

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How to Buy Individual Bonds
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Buying individual bonds eliminates the substantial fees charged by closed-end and open-end bond funds. Bonds are sophisticated instruments, and close attention should be payed to the details of coupon, maturity and call features. This article is applicable to treasury, foreign, corporate and municip

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How to Invest in Individual Bonds
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If you want to invest in individual corporate or municipal bonds you must work with a broker or dealer who can help you find the appropriate bonds. If you want to invest in U.S. government bonds, the Treasury Direct website allows you to buy and manage a bond porfolio without any broker assistance.D

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How to Buy Individual Municipal Bonds
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Municipal bonds are issued by state and local governments and are available to individual investors either on the secondary bond market or as new issue securities. Munis (as they are sometimes called) pay a fixed annual sum called the "coupon rate" and can be redeemed at maturity for their par value

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Definition of Individual Bonds
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Bonds are one of the two major security classifications, along with stocks. Bonds are debt securities issued by government entities and corporations. Investors have several ways to add bonds to their investment portfolios. These choices include mutual funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), unit invest

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How to Buy Individual Corporate Bonds
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Corporate bonds are a type of investment where the investor becomes a lender to the corporation. In return, the corporation promises to give a specified interest rate to the investor for the time the bond is effective. Many investors buy bonds through mutual funds, but individual corporate bonds can

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How to Purchase Bonds
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Bonds are a special type of investment that are essentially loans to the bond issuer. With bonds, instead of purchasing shares of the company itself like you do when you purchase stocks, you are purchasing a portion of the loan debt that the company has issued. Once the bond period has finished and

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