Bonds 5: Where to find information about bonds

Bonds 5: Where to find information about bonds

🕔10:59, 27.Jun 2012

  In the previous post we took the example of a German bond maturing in 2020 – it had a 3.25% coupon, it was selling at 116.948 and its yield was 0.918%. Now where did I come up with an

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Bonds 4: “Does it make any sense to buy a bond at a premium?”

Bonds 4: “Does it make any sense to buy a bond at a premium?”

🕔08:55, 20.Jun 2012

  A loan of money that takes the form of bonds is a bit like the suitcase full of bank notes that is exchanged in gangster movies: the total sum of the bank notes in the suitcase would be the

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Bonds 3: Who issues bonds and why?

Bonds 3: Who issues bonds and why?

🕔08:42, 13.Jun 2012

    Now that you know why you would want to buy bonds, and what influences the return a bond can bring you, why not have a look at the other party’s point of view?   In other words, why

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Bonds 2: “But why is it called fixed income if the return can fluctuate?”

Bonds 2: “But why is it called fixed income if the return can fluctuate?”

🕔09:33, 6.Jun 2012

  Last year when Irish bonds were downgraded to junk status, their yield suddenly went through the roof and took us on a bit of a rollercoaster. Suddenly it looked like bonds were as volatile as stocks, generating the same

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