Bond features differ from bond to bond. These features ultimately affect the risk and return we get when we buy bonds. For example, we differentiate bonds based on their issuer, which can come from corporations, governments, or
Fixed Income Securities
Bond Issuers: Who Are They?
Bond issuers come from national governments, local governments, quasi-governmental institutions, supranational institutions, and companies. Each has a different default risk. For example, government default bonds are considered less risky than
Bonds: Types, Features, Risks, Pros, and Cons
What's it: Bonds are debt securities with a promise to pay back the principal at maturity and pay coupons regularly. They usually mature in more than 10 years. And we distinguish them with notes, which have a maturity of 10 years or less. Next,