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Questions tagged [bonds]

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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Annuity vs Bond Returns

The way I understand it buying a simple term annuity from an insurance company is like depositing money in a account that earns fixed interest compounded for the duration of the annuity and taking out ...
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Bond Issuance Question

During a new bond issue how do the bankers/advisors determine an initial price for the bond? I know that during an IPO the investment bankers will guage demand for the issue, and price the issue ...
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Correct interpretation of side-by-side graphs of intra-day fluctuations of stocks and bonds

At the end of the day on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, a snapshot of the Dow and 10 year Treasuries was as below: At the dip of the stock market on Tuesday, there was also a dip in the yield of the 10-...
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Portfolio questions

I am constructing a portfolio and considering a number of different security classes: Stocks, commodities, ETFs, currencies and bonds. In order to decide which securities to include in my Portfolio ...
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Holding period return and YTM

Suppose I purchased a 2 year bond at par $1000 paying 10% annually. Then the YTM is 10% but the holding period return would be 20%. Shouldn't those 2 values be the same since I am holding the bond to ...
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How should I interpret information about bond spreads that narrowed or widened the most?

How should I interpret information about bond spreads that narrowed or widened the most? I see this information in the financial pages in the newspaper, and have some ideas about what it means, but ...
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Are foreigners who buy UK ETFs subjected to a withholding tax?

Currently, when a foreigner buys U.S ETFs, the dividends or income (in the case of bond ETF) will be taxed at 30%. Suppose a foreigner, say an American or Singaporean, buys a UK bond ETF. Is there a ...
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Are Credit Default Swaps an adequate hedge for leveraged bond portfolio?

A hedge is supposed to be a cheaper bet that pays off if a primary bet isn't profitable. With a leveraged bond portfolio, my understanding is that a credit default swap (CDS) can help hedge, but I'm ...
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Question Regarding Bond-Coupon Prices with Partial Period Maturity Date

Question: What would you pay for the following bonds assuming an annual yield rate of 7% based on semi-annual compounding (assume face value = $100)? A bond with a coupon rate of 6% maturing in 3 ...
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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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How does a typical bond ETF provide tax information to the investor in Canada?

Before deciding whether to use registered or unregistered (taxable in Canada) account, I'd like to understand the complexity of tax reporting as a result of holding bond ETF, for example BMO ZFL (long ...
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confusing returns from bonds

New to bond investment and seek clarification - On Charles Schwab Bond Source chart for fixed income offerings, the followings are listed CD 1yr: 2.6 Muni (AAA) 1yr: 2.71 I assume it meant ...
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Buy shares and bonds in non citizens countries

I am from Sri Lanka and I invested in stock market and bond in Sri Lanka. But I really like to buy other countries shares and bonds. Is it possible to buy those thing without citizenship. I know ...
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Early tender offer is less than the current value of the bond. What is the benefit?

I received an early tender notice for a bond I hold: Terms: $815.00 per $1000 P.A. plus int. In addition, holders who tender their notes prior or on 08/25/16 (The Early Tender Date) are ...
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Are bonds taxed every year or only at maturity

If I buy a bond that matures in 2 years, do i pay taxes only when i get my principal and interest back at maturity? Or do i pay some taxes on year1 and rest on year2?
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How do I solve this exercise with bond and probabilities?

I have a bond with coupon rate 10% and annual coupon payments with maturity 3 years, face value 1000 and yield to maturity 8%. The bond pays the first coupon with 20% probability and nothing with 80% ...
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convertible bond

ABC Limited has in issue 14.5% convertible bond currently quoted on the NYSE at $108 per $100 nominal immediately after payment of the annual interest. The bond will be convertible into ordinary ...
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How do I find out what bonds are for sale and their terms? (without a brokerage account)

I have no brokerage account. Is there some way to look up publicly what bonds are for sale and the terms of the bond? I know that bonds are often identified by their "CUSIP" number. What is that?
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Do bonds make sense as an investment right now?

I live in Ohio in the US and I have a sizable chunk of change tucked away in cash. I think that political and economic conditions are a little to unpredictable. (Ok TBH, when has anything to do with ...