How can an individual invest in convertibles?

Discussion in 'Options' started by Rudolf13100, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Dear All,

    How can an individual invest in convertible bonds/zero-coupon convertibles/convertible preferred stocks/mandatory convertible preferred?

    I don't find any data on those products online.

    All insights provided will be greatly appreciated.


    P.S: I put this thread in the option forum because of the option element implied in convertibles. I did not see elsewhere to place this thread.
  2. There are a few specialist convertibles funds offered by the likes of Vanguard (check out VCVSX).
  3. tman


  4. Thanks, the links are interesting.
  5. The links are indeed interesting, but I don't think they provide the greeks of a convertible position.
    So, I guess my next question is: can an individual engage in convertible arbitrage or are there barriers of entry that impeach the individual investor to engage in such a market neutral strategy?
    I will probably have to open a new threat on this.
    Thanks for all your replies.