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Healthy payoffs lure investors to corporate bonds

February 03, 2009

Brian Battle discusses investing in corporate bonds. He said investors who want to take the plunge on individual bonds should select companies that seem best positioned for hard times. He singled out Caterpillar Inc., among others, as a "pretty good credit" despite declining demand for its heavy equipment in a global recession. Still, he said, there is significant risk in most any individual corporate bond these days.