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Q: As an investor, why would you purchase a bond?
A: Bonds are a very very safe and secure investment. While the interest rates are considered low, few companies default on them. Government bonds are guaranteed by the government issuing them. [ In addition, government bonds earn interest tax free from either the federal or state tax authorities. ]
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User: As an investor, why would you purchase a bond?

Weegy: Bonds are a very very safe and secure investment. While the interest rates are considered low, few companies default on them. Government bonds are guaranteed by the government issuing them. [ In addition, government bonds earn interest tax free from either the federal or state tax authorities. ]
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User: How important are bond ratings when evaluating a bond for purchase?

Weegy: The central consideration in determining the bond rating has to do with the financial condition and reputation of the debt issuer of the bonds. [ Simply put, the issuer has to be able to present a reasonable ability to be able to honor the terms and conditions that govern the issuance of the bonds. Demonstrating this degree of financial competence helps to ensure that that any investor that chooses to purchase one or more bonds from the issue can reasonably expect the return of both the initial investment and any accumulated interest that is extended as part of the purchase. Along with demonstrating the ability to eventually honor the terms of the bond issue, the bond rating process will also consider the ability of the issuer to meet the original schedule of interest payments, as well as the schedule for repaying the principle investment. ]
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User: What are the advantages and disadvantages of investing in mutual funds?

User: How important is the investment objective as stated in the fund's prospectus?

Weegy: The managers of mutual funds tailor their investment portfolios to the investment objectives of their customers. As such, investors must make sure that their objectives and a prospective mutual fund?s objectives match. [ While discussing the answer to this question, you may want to review the objective for the Fundamental Investors Mutual Fund in this section. ]
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User: In your own words, describe the difference between a managed fund and an index fund. Which fund would you choose for your investment program?

User: Describe the difference between a managed fund and an index fund. Which is better to use?

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