BondA debt instrument, issued by a borrower and promising a specified stream of payments to the purchaser, usually regular interest payments plus a final repayment of principal. Bonds are exchanged on open markets including, in the absence of capital controls, internationally, providing a mechanism for international capital mobility.
BondThe generic name for a tradable loan security issued by governments and companies as a means of raising capital.The bond guarantees its holder:repayment of capital at a future specified date (the maturity date)a fixed rate of interest (also known as the coupon)Government bonds are known as gilts or Treasury Stock.Bonds offer certainty of income, but may fail to keep pace with inflation.As far as the capital is concerned, you only know exactly how much your bond is worth if you plan to hold it to maturity (when you will be paid back the face value). But in the time between issue and maturity, a bond's value can be as volatile as a share, and if you plan to sell before maturity you run the risk of capital erosion. In general:Bond prices fall when bank interest rates go up (because the interest rate rise attracts money out of bonds into cash)Fear of rising inflation will cause bond prices to fall, because investors worry that bonds will not bring enough income to keep pace with inflationThe German and American bond markets have an effect on UK bond prices, because they are competing for the same institutional capital.
Shogun bondShogun bond
Dollar bond issued in Japan by a nonresident.
Stratified sampling bond indexingStratified sampling bond indexing
A method of bond indexing that divides the index into cells, each cell representing a different characteristic, and that buys bonds to match those characteristics.
PAC BondPAC Bond
Stands for Planned Amortization Class bond. A tranche class offered by some CMOs that has a sinking fund schedule and an ability to make principal payments that are not subordinated to other classes.
Automated bond system (ABS)Automated bond system (ABS)
The computerized system that records bids and offers for inactively traded bonds until they are cancelled or executed on the NYSE.
Flower bondFlower bond
Government bonds that when owned at the time of death are acceptable at par in payment of federal estate taxes.
Further SuggestionsPar bond
general obligation bond
Blanket fidelity bond
Lehman Brothers Municipal Bond Index
Lehman Brothers New York Municipal Bond Index
bond anticipation note
Payment in kind (PIK) bond
medium term bond
Series HH bond
Municipal bond insurance
Public purpose bond
General Mortgage Bond