How to Buy International Bonds and Funds

    by Annette Thau

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    This is the second article of a two-part series on investing in international bonds. The prior article discussed the types of bonds available, the distinctions between international and emerging markets bonds, and some of the history of both markets (“Foreign Interest: A Closer Look at the International Bond Markets,” May 2004 AAII Journal).

    This article will discuss a number of different options for actually investing in international bonds, including the purchase of individual bonds as well as mutual funds—the most practical approach for individual investors. We’ll also take a look at past returns.

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