Bonds & Fixed Income Education

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  1. Treasury Bill - T-Bill

    A Treasury Bill (T-Bill) is a short-term debt obligation backed by the U.S. government with a maturity of less than one year.
  2. Debenture

    A debenture is a type of debt instrument that is not secured by physical assets or collateral.
  3. Money Market

    The money market is a segment of the financial market in which financial instruments with high liquidity and very short maturities ...
  4. Repurchase Agreement - Repo

    A repurchase agreement is a form of short-term borrowing for dealers in government securities.
  5. 10-Year Treasury Note

    A 10-year Treasury note is a debt obligation issued by the United States government that matures in 10 years.
  6. Retirement Investment Strategies by Age

    Saving and investing for retirement ideally should begin the moment you start working; but it will be different throughout ...
  7. Why Didn't Quantitative Easing Lead to Hyperinflation?

    Hyperinflation is an exponential rise in prices and tends to occur not when countries print too much money, but is instead ...
  8. Fine Paper

    Fine paper is commercial paper that is issued by solid blue-chip companies that have minimal risk of default.
  9. Treasury Bond - T-Bond

    A treasury bond is a marketable, fixed-interest U.S. government debt security with a maturity of more than 10 years.
  10. Money Market Account

    A money market account is an interest-bearing account that typically pays a higher interest rate than a savings account.
  11. Bond

    A bond is a fixed income investment in which an investor loans money to an entity (corporate or governmental) that borrows ...
  12. Empirical Duration

    Empirical Duration is the calculation of a bond's duration based on historical market-based bond prices and yields as opposed ...
  13. What are the differences between preference shares and bonds?

    Learn about the differences between bonds and preferred shares, including how payments are made on them and how corporate ...
  14. Hung Convertibles

    Hung convertibles are convertible securities with share prices trading well below the conversion price, making conversion ...
  15. Cash And Cash Equivalents - CCE

    Cash and cash equivalents are company assets that are either cash or can be converted into cash immediately.
  16. What economic factors influence corporate bond yields?

    Discover the economic factors that most influence corporate bond yields, which reflect the market's assessment of a company's ...
  17. Dummy CUSIP Number

    A dummy CUSIP number is a temporary placeholder used internally by a company to identify a security until its official CUSIP ...
  18. Expectations Theory

    The expectations theory uses long-term interest rates to forecast future short-term interest rates.
  19. Heteroskedasticity

    Heteroskedasticity, in statistics, is when the standard deviations of a variable, monitored over a specific amount of time, ...
  20. 5 Investing Ideas for the Second Half

    We share five ideas for beefing up portfolio resilience amid a more uncertain economic outlook.
  21. Chastity Bond

    A chastity bond matures upon completion of a trigger event such as a hostile takeover, a deterrent by that adds to the cost ...
  22. Any-Interest-Date Call

    An any-interest-date call is a municipal bond provision allowing the issuer to redeem the bond at any interest payment date ...
  23. Agency Swap Program

    An agency swap program is the explicit use of mortgage-backed securities to dispose of mortgage loans, typically resulting ...
  24. Clinton Bond

    A Clinton bond was a derogatory for a debt investment deemed to have no value, reflecting the negative influence of President ...
  25. Trading Session

    A trading session is measured from the opening bell to the closing bell during a single day of business within a given financial ...
  26. How Debenture Stocks and Regular Debentures Differ

    Learn to differentiate between standard debentures and debenture stocks, which are equities that act more like preferred ...
  27. Money Market Account Xtra (MMAX)

    Money Market Account Xtra (MMAX) accounts enable depositors to secure FFDIC insurance on large deposits that would exceed ...
  28. Performance Index Paper (PIP)

    Performance Index Paper (PIP) is short-term commercial paper for which the interest rate is denominated and paid in a base ...
  29. Freedom Shares

    Freedom shares are original issue discount bonds issued by the U.S. Treasury from May 1967 to October 1970 with a 30-year ...
  30. Dumbbell

    A dumbbell or barbell investment strategy involves buying short- and long-term securities with varying maturities to provide ...
  31. Blanket Honesty Bond

    A blanket honesty bond is a fidelity bond that protects employers from losses due to dishonest acts of employees.
  32. Whoops

    Whoops is slang for the Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS), which in 1983 had the largest municipal bond default ...
  33. Egan-Jones Rating Company

    Egan-Jones Rating Company rates corporate debt, from investment grade issues to high yield debt.
  34. Promotional CD Rate (Bonus CD Rate)

    A promotional certificate of deposit (CD) rate is a higher rate of return on a CD offered by banks and credit unions to attract ...
  35. Negative Pledge Clause

    A negative pledge clause disallows a corporation from pledging any of its assets to another lender if doing so gives existing ...
  36. Sovereign Default

    Sovereign default is a government's failure to repay its debts.
  37. Busted Bond

    A busted bond is one where an issuer has failed to pay required interest payments and/or principal amounts to the debt holder. ...
  38. Five Against Bond Spread - FAB

    A five against bond spread is a futures trading strategy that seeks to profit from spread differences between Treasury securities ...
  39. Dollar Bond Index-Linked Securities - Dollar BILS

    Dollar bond index-linked securities are zero-coupon bonds that pay interest at maturity based on the underlying performance ...
  40. Nine-Bond Rule

    The Nine-Bond Rule was implemented by the NYSE to ensure enough time for a market could be found for small orders of bonds ...
  41. Pre-Encashable Deposit

    A pre-encashable deposit affords the flexibility to make penalty-free withdrawals from certain guaranteed deposit accounts ...
  42. Understanding Interest Rates, Inflation And Bonds

    Get to know the relationships that determine a bond's price and its payout.
  43. Canadian Originated Preferred Securities - COPrS

    A long-term Canadian issued subordinated debt instrument, COPrS (pronounced "coppers") is a derivative equity security invented ...
  44. A Holistic Approach to Retirement Income

    Total return income planning takes a holistic approach to managing your retirement savings.
  45. Obligor

    An obligor, also known as a debtor, is a person or entity who is legally or contractually obliged to provide a benefit or ...
  46. What Is the Effect of Price Inelasticity on Demand?

    Find out how price inelasticity of demand shows the relationship between demand and price when the price of an inelastic ...
  47. Sight Letter Of Credit

    A sight letter of credit is a document that verifies the payment of goods or services, payable once it is presented along ...
  48. How Can I Calculate Convexity in Excel?

    Learn how to approximate the effective convexity of a bond using Microsoft Excel using a modified and simpler version of ...
  49. Bank Discount Basis

    Bank discount basis is a convention used when quoting prices for fixed income securities sold at a discount, such as U.S. Treasury ...
  50. 3 Investment Themes to Focus on Now

    We explain the three updated investment themes we see shaping the second half, given the uneasy equilibrium between rising ...
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