Bond Basics: How To Read A Bond Table
AAA
  1. Bond Basics: Introduction
  2. Bond Basics: What Are Bonds?
  3. Bond Basics: Characteristics
  4. Bond Basics: Yield, Price And Other Confusion
  5. Bond Basics: Different Types Of Bonds
  6. Bond Basics: How To Read A Bond Table
  7. Bond Basics: How Do I Buy Bonds?
  8. Bond Basics: Conclusion

Bond Basics: How To Read A Bond Table


Column 1: Issuer - This is the company, state (or province) or country that is issuing the bond.

Column 2: Coupon - The coupon refers to the fixed interest rate that the issuer pays to the lender.

Column 3: Maturity Date - This is the date on which the borrower will repay the investors their principal. Typically, only the last two digits of the year are quoted: 25 means 2025, 04 is 2004, etc.

Column 4: Bid Price - This is the price someone is willing to pay for the bond. It is quoted in relation to 100, no matter what the par value is. Think of the bid price as a percentage: a bond with a bid of 93 is trading at 93% of its par value.

Column 5: Yield - The yield indicates annual return until the bond matures. Usually, this is the yield to maturity, not current yield. If the bond is callable it will have a "c--" where the "--" is the year the bond can be called. For example, c10 means the bond can be called as early as 2010.
Bond Basics: How Do I Buy Bonds?

  1. Bond Basics: Introduction
  2. Bond Basics: What Are Bonds?
  3. Bond Basics: Characteristics
  4. Bond Basics: Yield, Price And Other Confusion
  5. Bond Basics: Different Types Of Bonds
  6. Bond Basics: How To Read A Bond Table
  7. Bond Basics: How Do I Buy Bonds?
  8. Bond Basics: Conclusion
RELATED TERMS
  1. Next Generation Fixed Income (NGFI) Manager

    A Next Generation Fixed Income (NGFI) manager is a fixed income ...
  2. Next Generation Fixed Income (NGFI)

    Next generation fixed income is an innovative approach to investing ...
  3. Class 3-6 Bonds

    Several classes of noninvestment grade bonds held by an insurance ...
  4. Impact investing

  5. Promotional CD rate (Bonus CD rate)

    A limited-time offer of a higher rate of return on a certificate ...
  6. Direct Bidder

    An entity that purchases Treasury securities at auction for a ...
  1. Can retail investors buy commercial paper?

    Find out whether retail investors buy commercial paper, and learn about the restrictions that often prevent individual investors ...
  2. What are some common examples of marketable securities?

    Learn about marketable securities and the most common types of both debt and equity securities, including common stock, bonds ...
  3. How do investors calculate the present value of a future investment?

    Learn what present value is, how to calculate the present value of a future investment, and what formula investors use to ...
  4. What happened to Nathan Rothschild's estate after his death?

    Learn more about the Rothschild fortune and the business operations that brought this family substantial success in finance ...

You May Also Like

Related Tutorials
  1. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Investing For Safety and Income Tutorial

  2. Economics

    American Depositary Receipt Basics

  3. Investing Basics

    Stock Basics Tutorial

  4. Retirement

    Analyzing The Best Retirement Plans And Investment Options

  5. Options & Futures

    Beginner's Guide To Trading Futures

Trading Center