Bonds

23 November 2010

Treasury Bonds, Treasury Bond

Treasury bonds, also called T-bonds, are fixed-interest debt instruments issued by the US Department of the Treasury in order to generate cash for completing government projects. These bonds are marketable securities with a maturity period ranging from 10 to 30...

23 November 2010

Premium Bonds, Premium Bond

Premium bonds are government bonds that are priced higher than their face value. These bonds are sold at a premium because the interest rate paid on them is higher than the prevailing interest rates. Premium Bonds in the UK In...

23 November 2010

High Yield Bonds, High Yield Bond

Bonds are debt securities issued by companies, governments or municipalities in order to finance their capital expenditures. High yield bonds are debt securities that are issued by low credit quality organizations. These are organizations that have poorfinancial health and do...

23 November 2010

Junk Bonds

Junk Bonds are nothing but those bonds which have higher yields. These bonds are also called as High Yield Bonds. The risk of credit associated with such bonds are generally higher than the other bond types. The agencies which give...

23 November 2010

Types of Bonds

People who are going to invest in bonds should be aware of the different Types of Bonds available in the market and the various characteristics associated with them. The investment decision in the bond market must be based on some...

23 November 2010

Mortgage Bonds

Mortgage Bonds are a special type of bond and is essentially a debt instrument. In such a case the bond is a secured one and the underlying for the same is the real estate (namely, a property which may be...

23 November 2010

Convertible Bonds, Convertible Bond

Convertible bonds are corporate bonds that can be converted into the common stock of the issuing company at the behest of a bondholder. However, the conversion of a convertible bond is subject to certain restrictions, depending on the policies of...

23 November 2010

Investment Bonds

Investment bonds, also known as insurance bonds, are long-term, tax-effective investment options. They are issued by life insurance companies and enable investors to invest in a variety of funds that are managed by professional fund managers. Investment bonds are used...

23 November 2010

Fixed Income Bonds, Fixed Income Bond

Investments that yield fixed-periodic returns and repay the principal on maturity are called fixed income bonds. These bonds are preferred by investors seeking fixed, regular income that could either substitute or add to their earnings. An example of a fixed...

23 November 2010

Discount Bonds

Discount Bonds are those bonds which has been sold by a customer at a price below the face value of the same. Suppose, a bond has a par value of hundred US dollars. Now, if an investor sells this bond...

23 November 2010

Export, Import and Foreign Trade Bonds

  When goods and services are imported into a country, they might require a bond to be placed on them. This is particularly true for the United States, where a number of bond policies are in place:   When goods...

10 November 2009

10 Year Bond Rate

The 10 year bond rate is considered the benchmark of long-term investments in US government bonds. The US government bonds or the US Treasury bonds are bonds with a maturity period of 10 to 30 years. Investments in US Treasury...

4 November 2009

Corporate Bonds Rates

    Corporate bonds rates are the interest rates offered by corporate bonds. This rate of interest is called the bond rate or coupon rate. The interest rate offered by a corporate bond is impacted by changes in the supply...

4 November 2009

Bonds TX

    The interest rates of Texas municipal bonds have historically moved inline with the inflation rate. Although bonds offer low yields, a municipal bond offers stable and guaranteed returns. If you are an investor who does not want to...

31 October 2009

Government Bond Calculator

    The Bureau of Public Debt of the US Department of Treasury makes available a government bond calculator to help investors to compute the value of their bonds. This is especially helpful to investors planning to sell bonds in...