When a government, a government agency, or a corporation needs to borrow money, it can either go to a bank or issue a bond to attract capital from individual and institutional investors.
Measure a bond's value using interest rates, the bond's term bond ratings and the yield curve.
Bond types include treasuries, municipal bonds, agency bonds and corporate bonds.
Learn about the primary market, the secondary market and potential bond markups.
Some bond variations include convertible bonds, callable bonds and bonds with conditions.
Each type of bond carries certain distinct risks, and some bonds are riskier than others.