Use this tag for questions that relate to debt instruments known as bonds. Generally, money is lent to governments or corporations that is paid back with interest.

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historical data for analysing pensions

It is my contention that one of the benefits of a pension is that it provides a system for age-averaging. Imagine three people, each born five years apart (say 1960, 1965 and 1970). These three ...
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Amortizing bond premiums for corporate bonds?

I know you can amortize bond premiums on your US tax return. You can keep deducting the amortized amount every year till maturity. However, if you decide to sell the bond before maturity and have been ...
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If bonds' current yields soar, then should you hold yours until maturity?

[Source:] To be able to hold a bond to maturity, you need to have the discipline to hold on, even if the value shifts dramatically. In 2012, that means that if our ridiculously low interest rates ...
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How do you use the formula for YTM when the compounding is semi-annual?

How do I calculate yield-to-maturity (YTM) with a simple handheld calculator? do we multiply n by 2?
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Why is a 2-year bond not a good store of nominal value?

I was recently confronted with the following question: Which of the following is not a good store of nominal value? a: checking deposit b: savings deposit c: 1 2-year bond d: a 3-month CD The ...
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What is the expected value of a bond coupon payment?

What is the expected cashflow at each coupon payment if I want to take into account a default rate and some arbitrary recovery rate of the face value? I was thinking it would be equal to (probability ...
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Bonds: Inflation, Real Interest Rate, Price, Current Yield

1. Am I perfectly right about the relationships among these 4 factors? Anything to add? Inflation   inversely varies with   Market real interest rate   inversely varies with   bond price     ...
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best way to keep track of your portfolio, total income / loss for both equities, funds and bonds

Is there any recommended web based tool which allows you to keep track of your investment portfolio, be it equities, funds, or bonds? In the case of bonds, and equities which pay a dividend, I would ...
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Learning Resources For Eurobonds

Please suggest me some books/articles about eurobonds which answer such questions as: what is it, how it works, what are the risks, what are the advantages and so on.
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Is my diversified investment strategy wise?

I maintain asset allocation of 10% cash, 70% equity (Domestic and International), and 20% bonds (mixed Domestic and International). I maintain only Morningstar 5-star mutual funds for all equity and ...
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Bond and Payments question

A 10-year bond of a firm in severe financial distress has a coupon rate of 14% and sells for $900. The firm is currently renegotiating the debt, and it appears that the lenders will allow the firm to ...
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What is the minimum investment in a bond

I am looking at some Canadian bonds. What is the minimum amount that I can invest in each of these bonds? Is it the same for all or is it different for each bond?