How to Buy International Bonds and Funds
by Annette Thau
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 fundsthe most practical approach for individual investors. Well also take a look at past returns.
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