An in depth overview of how bond ETFs work, how they are created, and how Bond ETFs compare with bond mutual funds.
An introduction to Bond Mutual Funds. How Bond Mutual Funds Work? Types of Bond Mutual Funds, Bond Mutual Fund Fees and Taxes.
What is a CUSIP Number? Where can a find or lookup a CUSIP Number?
Why do bonds almost always cost more than their quoted price? Because of accrued interest. Find the definition and formula here.
Total return is of particular interest to investors who pursue an active trading strategy and who seek to buy a bond when its price is low and sell when it is high, instead of holding to maturity….
All bonds have a face value amount and a maturity date. You can think of a the maturity date as the end of a life for a bond. At the maturity date, the holder of a bond is paid the face value of the bond by the issuer…
Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) are based on mortgage loans. Each security is a group of loans made to homebuyers; the loans are backed by real estate as collateral….
Preferred stock and convertible bonds have points in common, even though they’re not the same. Both of them display characteristics of both the stock market and the bond market….
Why do companies issue convertible bonds? Why do investors buy convertible bonds? Who offers convertible bonds? How does the process of converting work? etc…
Junk bonds offer investors a higher yield than “investment grade” bonds, with a higher risk of default. They are also known as non-investment grade bonds, speculative grade bonds, high yield bonds, “high opportunity bonds” or even “fallen angels”.