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Friday, September 22, 2006

International Government Bonds

International government bonds are the road less traveled but can be helpful to your portfolio. Here we will describe the aspects of investing in international bonds.

  1. Investment objectives are growth, income and diversification
  2. Low liquidity because it is foreign
  3. The fluctuation in principal and return goes from low to high
  4. Interest payments and principal taxed as ordinary income in the year reeived in the country earned
  5. Because it is foreign there will be economic, political, currency and market liquidity risks

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