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Download e-book for iPad: A Teen Guide to Buying Bonds by Tammy Gagne

By Tammy Gagne

The advanced global of making an investment in bonds is simplified for latest teenager. From what bonds are to how they're laid low with fiscal alterations is certain with concrete examples from the teen's international.

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Ideally, you want to buy bonds that offer the highest possible interest at the lowest possible price. It is also important that the issuer has a good track record of honoring debt securities. Bonds that investors purchase on the secondary market can be especially risky, since their prices move according to the yield. Bonds that offer higher interest rates will go up in price if interest rates fall. Likewise, bonds that offer lower interest rates will go down in price if rates go up. You must also consider the price you will pay a broker for bonds.

The secondary market deals in bonds that have already been owned by one or more investors. The primary market is much simpler in many ways than the secondary market. When a company offers a bond, it decides how much to charge for the bond. This is called the offering price. Each investor then pays the same amount for the bond. Municipal bonds can work the same way, but they may also hold auctions to sell their bonds. The investors willing to accept the lowest interest receive the bonds. Simple doesn’t mean easy, however.

Brokers are required to report information about corporate bond and municipal bond trades within fifteen minutes of the transactions. You can also visit the FINRA website to find background Investor Trivia The secondary market has made it possible for smaller investors to buy corporate bonds. Largescale investors often make money by buying first-issue bonds that smaller investors cannot afford. These buyers sell them to brokers, who break them into smaller amounts before reselling them to numerous small investors.

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