Presentation on theme: "Why Buy Bonds? Stocks – Inflation Bonds -- Recession SIR Chuck McCoy Branch 174 July 18, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Why Buy Bonds? Stocks – Inflation Bonds -- Recession SIR Chuck McCoy Branch 174 July 18, 2013
Bond Ladders Help you keep track of your bonds and space out maturities
Where Do I Start? Microsoft Excel is an easy program to get a ladder going Adjust row height and column width to fit the kind of table you want.
What’s A Ladder? A tabulation of bonds you own which can help you avoid two common problems: All of your bonds mature at once so you have a potful to reinvest at the wrong time You have been too conservative or too liberal in bond buying so that your risk/reward ratio is cattywampus.