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Investing Articles: Bonds



A selection of Investing Articles on Bonds

-Introduction to Bonds
A bond is a debt security, similar to an I.O.U note. When you purchase a bond, you are lending money to a government, municipality, corporation, federal agency or other entity known as the issuer....
-Convertible Bonds
A convertible bond is one which is convertible into the company's common stock. The conversion option to the bond is exerciseable when and if the investor wants to do it. The conversion ratio ...
-Corporate Bonds
What are corporate bonds? Corporate bonds are debt obligations issued by corporations as an alternative to issuing stock when raising capital. The corporation ...
-Extendible/Retractable Bonds
Extendible and retractable bonds have more than one maturity date. An extendible bond gives its holder the right to extend the initial maturity to a longer maturity date. A retractable bond gives ...
-Federal Funds
Almost all banks are members of the Federal Reserve system. The Federal Reserve requires banks to keep a certain percentage of their assets on deposit with the Federal Reserve bank which covers ...
-Foreign Currency Bonds
The euromarket is another major source of foreign currency bond issues. European investors will buy the bonds of well known issuers like Ford, Toyota or General Electric or their ...
-Glossary of Bond Terms: A-D
Act of 1911 and 1915 These are used for developments within a particular district. These bonds are secured by special assessment taxes set at a fixed dollar amount for ...
-Glossary of Bond Terms: E-M
Equipment Trust Certificate Bonds secured by a down payment (usually 20%) and also secured by the equipment they are being used to purchase. Face ...
-Glossary of Bond Terms: P-Y
Par Value The face value of a bond, generally $1,000. Premium Bond A bond that is valued at more than its face amount. ...
-How Bonds Are Backed Up
Asset-backed bonds, are secured, or backed up, by accounts receivable, or money owed to the issuers. An asset-backed bond can be created when a securities firm bundles some type ...
-The Money Market
Generally, corporations raise money by issuing long term debt and equity instruments. The money market is the a market which is used for buying and selling short term loanable funds in the ...
-Types of Money Market Instruments
U.S. Treasure Bills These are issued by the U.S. Government. They represent U.S. government obligations. The Treasury Department has weekly 3 month and 6 month T-Bill auctions. Once a ...
-Mortgage Backed Securities
Mortgage-backed bonds are among the best known agency bonds. They're backed by pools of mortgages and issued by different organizations These are debt obligations backed by a pool ...
-Government and Municipal Bonds
U.S. Government Bonds U.S. government securities include Treasury bills, notes, and bonds. Treasury bills are short-term obligations (mostly with 13-, 26-, and 52-week ...
-Government Securities
Government Securities U.S. Government securities are the safest of all the bonds in circulation. They have direct government backing or in the case of federal agencies, a ...
-Advantages and Benefits of Tax-exempt Municipal Bonds
Tax-exempt municipal bonds are among the most popular types of investments available today, and with good reason. They offer a wide range of benefits, including: Attractive ...
-Savings Bonds
Savings bonds are bearer bonds, which means that the person who has them can cash them. But they're also registered in the name of the person whose name appears on the front. Lost bonds ...
-Types of Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds
Municipal securities consist of both long- and short-term issues. Short-term securities, often called notes, typically mature in a year or less, while long-term securities, commonly known as bonds,...
-U.S. Treasury Bonds
The U.S. Treasury issues five types of debt securities. They differ from each other in their maturities, in the frequency with which they are offered, in the interest rates they pay, and the way ...
-Estimating Yields on Treasury Securities
Treasury bills (T-bills) are debt instruments with maturities of one year or less. They are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. Treasury bills are low-risk investments ...









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