This comprehensive reference on bonds takes a practical real-world approach to the subject. It contains detailed presentations of each type of bond and includes a wide range of products. Extensive discussions include not only the instruments, but also their investment characteristics, the state-of-the art technology for valuing them, and portfolio strategies for using them. Chapter topics include pricing, measuring yield, price volatility, municipal securities, non-U.S. bonds, performance measurement and evaluation, and interest-rate options. For portfolio managers and analysts in their quest for sound investments, and for individuals seeking to become more knowledgeable investors.