Category: Bonds

Following Monday’s stock market rally, United States markets opened higher ahead of another meeting of finance ministers in the Euro zone who are coming under pressure to find a permanent solution to the lingering debt crisis in the region, although gains were tempered by a housing report that showed a decline in single-family home prices…

The Euro was trading heavily today as both Spanish and Italian sovereign debt forced it to lose the gains that it had made during the Asian market. Traders were particularly concerned about the rising bond yields of both countries which, have been exposed to the positive news of the weekend and the departure of Berlusconi,…

Until pretty recently, only financial journalist and the investment community would have heard of the major ratings agencies; Fitch’s, Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s. However, as the sovereign debt crisis has raged in Europe for the past year and a half, these major players in the world of finance have become household names. For those…

Bond is a type of security that can be said to be somewhat of a loan. A loan is an amount that is borrowed from another party and paid back in full with or without interest. Bonds are similar to loans except that, they are issued by corporations, institutions (both government and private), military etc.…

Bonds are an ideal form of long term investment that can make an excellent addition to any portfolio. Bonds are often useful for people who wish to invest a large portion of money without taking the risks that are inherent in investing in the stock market. Although bonds may not bring about as large a…