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Savings Bonds Pros and Cons

Returns on savings bonds are so low that they’ll never make you rich. In fact, returns are so low that large pension funds and other big investors don’t purchase savings bonds. However, for many individuals [more…]

Savings Bond Options: Patriot Bonds, Series HH, and Series I

Savings bonds are issued by the U.S. government. In the past, the United States Treasury Department offered three types of bonds. The Series HH bonds were discontinued in August 2004. Following the events [more…]

Buying and Redeeming Savings Bonds

Savings bonds are quite easy to buy through a variety of means, and they require a lot less paperwork than Section 529 plans or Coverdell accounts. And, after you actually buy a bond, you don’t need to [more…]

Buying U.S. Savings Bonds in an Uncertain Economy

In a down economy, U.S. savings bonds are one of the safest investments you can make. Savings bonds are nonmarketablesecurities — when you purchase them, they’re registered to you and you can’t sell them [more…]

“Risk-Free” Investing: U.S. Treasury Bonds

The U.S. Treasury issues lot of different kinds of debt securities. Savings bonds, which can be purchased for small amounts and come in certificate form [more…]

What Are Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds All About?

About 98 percent of the approximately $5 trillion in outstanding Treasury debt is made up not of savings bonds but of marketable (tradable) securities known as bills, notes, and bonds. [more…]

Bond Rates in Corporate Finance

In the world of corporate finance, you need to consider fixed-rate bonds and floating-rate bonds. Fixed-rate bonds are pretty simple. If the bond says it pays 1 percent interest plus principal, then that’s [more…]

How to Read Bond Information

You need to know how to read bonds in the language of corporate finance to understand their potential impact on your corporation. Look in the finance portion of any newspaper [more…]

What You Need to Know About Bond Valuation for Corporate Finance

The valuation of bonds refers to the process by which you determine the value of a bond. This information is then used, in conjunction with your personal estimates of what you’re willing to pay or your [more…]

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