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Tag Archives: BondDesk

Secondary markets for retail…

Explore Bonds wrote an excellent post titled: Where to Buy TIPS On the Secondary Market… this is very useful and practical advice about the mechanics of retail bond purchases… kudos to the blog author for aggregating the information. There is also much to reflect on in this post as it relates to market structure for fixed income securities […]

…allows individuals to trade alongside pros at the same prices…

From the WSJ… ~~~ Bond pricing has long been a problem for individual investors who typically trade small numbers of bonds. They generally pay higher prices than institutional investors trading hundreds or thousands of the same bonds. That is changing, though, as firms like Fidelity Investments and ZionsDirect use technology originally built for institutions and which […]

Retail transparency

Online help for novice bond investors A Financial Q&A with Steve Dinnen. from the April 2, 2009 edition, Christian Science Monitor Q : I have had trouble finding a user-friendly bond site. I seem to keep getting sites where there are runs of transactions bought and sold in the past 12 hours. But I can’t […]

30-day price history on corporate and municipal bonds

From Investment News… ~~~~ “E*Trade Financial Corp. today announced the launch of a series of online tools aimed at helping its customers select fixed-income products. The new tools include a fixed-income funds selector and a 30-day price history on corporate and municipal bonds. The firm also redesigned its bond page to include more educational information. […]

Brokered CD quantitative data…

Bobsguide reports…  Excellent stuff… ~~~~ ” BondDesk Group LLC, a leading odd-lot fixed-income electronic trading platform announced today that it has partnered with IDC Financial Publishing, Inc., one of the nation’s leading analysts of all government-reporting financial institutions. The new partnership will allow traders and financial advisors to view bank ratings and other financial metrics developed […]