Are Bonds Risk Free?
We often get questions from readers asking whether or not there are risks to investing in bonds. The truth is that there are risks and investors should be aware of them before making any investments in bonds.
Bonds, Notes, and Bills
There are three different names for treasury securities based on their maturities. This article explains them.
Each bond is given a rating that helps investors understand the risks involved. And with greater risks come greater returns.
Convertible bonds, as their name suggest, are bonds that can be converted into stock. These bonds are attractive because they give you some of the benefits of owning stock with less risk.
Municipal bonds are bonds issued by local governments for the purpose of financing public projects. Investors love these because they are exempt from taxes.
Savings bonds, while not exciting, are still commonly held by investors. This article explains a little about them.
Zero-coupon bonds differ from regular bonds because they don't pay out interest. Instead, the interest is accrued and investors benefit from the increase in price.
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