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Friday, November 14, 2008

Understanding Bonds

There are certain things you must understand about bonds before you start investing in them. Not understanding these things may cause you to purchase the wrong bonds, at the wrong maturity date.
The three most important things that must be considered when purchasing a bond include the par value, the maturity date, and the coupon rate.The par value of a bond refers to the amount of money you will receive when the bond reaches its maturity date. In other words, you will receive your initial investment back when the bond reaches maturity. Read More>>