BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : NOVEMBER 6, 2000 ISSUE
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Surfing for a Bond Broker


WEB SITE (WWW.)  BONDS OFFERED    COMMENTS

BONDAGENT.COM    Corp., muni,     Has electronic platform; no
                 agency           inventory; provides advice on
                                  selection; all bonds marked up

BONDSONLINE.COM  Treas., corp.,   Has platform only; all bonds marked
                 muni, agency     up; site has good news and research
                                  features

DLJDIRECT.COM    Treas., corp.,   $1 per Treasury; $3 everything else;
                 muni, agency     $45 minimum trade; no markups; has
                                  platform only

EBONDTRADE.COM   Muni             All own inventory; no platform

ETRADE.COM       Treas., corp.,   Has inventory and electronic plat-
                 muni, agency     form; either $40 or markup, depending
                                  on the trade

TRADEBONDS.COM   Treas., corp.    Platform only; $10,000 minimum; low
                                  markups

MUNIDIRECT.COM   Muni             $2.50 to $5 per bond depending on
                                  maturity date; no markups; platform
                                  only

SCHWAB.COM       Treas., corp.,   Has inventory and is developing
                 muni, agency     platform; $35 to $49 a trade or
                                  markup depending on bond type; most
                                  trades are live and executable

WATERHOUSE.COM   Treas., corp.,   Has inventory and electronic plat-
                 muni, agency     form; $2.50 per corporate; $35
                                  minimum; others marked up


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