A bond is a fixed income investment in which an investor loans money to an entity which borrows the funds for a defined period of time at a variable or fixed interest rate. Bonds are generally issued by the government, companies, municipalities or states to meet their expenditure or debts. The act of buying a…

 

Irrespective of if you are a novice in investing or a professional money manager, having a good understanding of how bond funds work is very important for investment success as is the case with stock funds. Armed with this knowledge, you can better understand other areas of finance and economics including interest rates, economic indicators,…

 

The main idea behind corporate bonds is quite basic. Corporations need funds in order to maintain their operations and as such, they issue bonds. When investors buy a bond, they are lending money to the entity that issued the bond. The bond is a promise to repay the face value of the bond (the amount…

 

Bonds aid in adding diversity to your briefcase and check risk, but they are not easy to understand sometimes. We are interested in making bonds work for you. We can help you to understand the basics when it comes to bonds. Buying and selling bonds Bonds can be bought either at a discount or premium to…

 

One of the joys that come with being a grandparent is doing things for your grandkids that will make them remember you in the future. This goes beyond gifting them high-end gadgets, vacations or little gifts here and there. Gifts that invest in their future will always be cherished. For this reason, it is no…

 

The government or municipal requires money to undertake some major projects in the state and most times, the government or municipal may not have the funds to undertake such projects immediately. In order to raise money to fund these projects, they have to sell what is called municipal bond to the public or investors. What…

 

If you have money and you are considering investing in bonds and perhaps you want to know the bonds that has the best interest rates, you are not different from many other investors that would want to maximize profits at all cost. Investing in bonds is one of the ways big time investors make their…

 

When Bonds come to mind, what really does it really mean? When you buy bonds, it automatically means that you are lending money to a government, council or company. After you have borrowed them money, you are promised a certain interest rate which is called the coupon. However, you must know that bonds aren’t same…

 

Experts have said that in recent times, the internet is the largest market in the world. You could get virtually anything you are looking for on the internet and in most cases at a very competitive price. Investors have gotten their needs met by merely surfing the internet to get information on the type of…