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Bonds

  1. I want to invest my emergency fund to earn interest. What is a relatively safe and liquid investment I can easily withdraw from if disaster struck?

  2. How does the money from the interest on my bond get to me?

  3. The security which offers the best protection against purchasing power risk or inflation is which of the following?

  4. How are bonds rated?

  5. Why are most bonds traded on the secondary market "over the counter"?

  6. Why is debt issued in both temporary and permanent forms?

  7. What is the difference between yields and interest rates?

  8. All of the following statements about convertible bonds are FALSE EXCEPT:

  9. What is the difference between a gilt edged bond and a regular bond?

  10. Which of the following BEST describes the requirements for advertisements of new municipal securities issues?

  11. How do companies like Moody's rate bonds?

  12. How do I use a barbell strategy?

  13. How do I use a premium put convertible?

  14. If I buy a $1,000 bond with a coupon of 10% and a maturity in 10 years, will I receive $100 each year regardless of what the yield is?

  15. Can a church issue a bond?

  16. Is it possible to short sell a bond?

  17. What is the difference between a zero-coupon bond and a regular bond?

  18. What is the difference between yield and return?

  19. How does a person gain from an investment?

  20. What is the difference between convertible and reverse convertible bonds?

  21. Why do companies issue 100-year bonds?

  22. What is a basis point (BPS)?

  23. Why doesn't the price of a callable bond exceed its call price when interest rates are falling?

  24. What are the risks of investing in a bond?

  25. What constitutes an "intention to call a debt instrument before maturity" for tax purposes?

  26. What does it mean when a bond is selling at a premium? Is it a good investment?

  27. What is a convertible bond?

  28. Is there a limit to how many stocks and/or bonds an interested investor can buy?

  29. What does investment grade mean?

  30. Do convertible bonds have voting rights?

  31. How should I estimate my income from fixed sources like bonds, CDs and stocks?

  32. Does issuing preferred shares offer a tax advantage for corporations?

  33. What is accrued interest, and why do I have to pay it when I buy a bond?

  34. Why do low interest rates cause investors to shy away from the bond market?

  35. What is a stripped bond?

  36. Where does the stock come from when convertible bonds are converted to stock?

  37. What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying stocks instead of bonds?

  38. How many types of markets can an investor choose from?

  39. Are certificates of deposit a kind of bond?

  40. Where can I get bond market quotes?

  41. Can private corporations issue convertible bonds?

  42. How does an investor make money on bonds?

  43. Can a bond have a negative yield?

  44. If the price of the bond falls, does that mean the company won't pay me the par value?

  45. What are 'death spiral' convertible bonds?

  46. Why do interest rates tend to have an inverse relationship with bond prices?

  47. What does it mean when a bond has a put option?

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