How to Calculate a Bond's Maximum Theoretical Value
Traditional bonds offer simple-interest coupon payments over the course of a defined maturity period. When the bond finally matures, the bond’s par value is paid along with the...How is the Market Price of a Bond Determined?
Bond prices can involve many factors, but they you don't have to consider them to be too arcane to be understood. Understanding basic terms like par value, premiums, discounts,...Understanding and Interpreting the Treasury Bond Yield Curve
The yield curve plots interest rates comparing rates with time to maturity. However, the yield curve is more than a simple graph. The shape and slope of the curve is an indicator of...How Many Rungs Are on Your Bond Ladder?
Conservative investors often have a significant portion of their assets in bonds, for safety, but this can make money difficult to get to. A bond ladder gives you the benefits of bonds...Finding & Choosing the Right SRI Bond Fund for You
Bonds should be a part of any investor's portfolio and investors have a lot of choices today with specialty bond funds, such as SRIs. However, does an investor have to forsake good...Understanding the Basics of Junk Bonds
Most investors find junk bonds risky as they are below investment grade. However, these bonds can offer high rates of return and are highly profitable to bond funds. Investors need...Different Types of U.S. Savings Bonds: A Comparison
U.S. savings bonds are a safe way to set up a savings plan with amounts starting at $25. However, savings bonds are not just for kids' college savings plans. These can pay attractive...What are I Bonds?
If you are going through a period of your life in which you need a safe investment option, consider I Bonds. Backed by the U.S. government, I Bonds give you a virtually risk-free way...What is a Treasury Bond
During times of economic uncertainty, people who want to invest are looking for safer alternatives to secure their future. One of these safer alternatives are Treasury Bonds.Bonds and Yields
High yields and interest payments with low risk is every bond investor's dream. We explore bonds, yields, pricing, and important concepts needed to make money.