Bond Types

Bond types are the various types of bond vehicles used by investors: municipal bonds, convertible bonds, callable bonds, etc. The mysmp.com bond type category provides articles and videos covering this topic.

A corporate bond is a debt security issued by a corporation and sold to investors to raise operating capital.

A credit default swap (CDS) is a credit derivative product which allows the holder of a fixed income security to transfer the credit risk portion associated of that security on to a counterparty for a fee

A credit-linked note (CLN) is a derivative which offers synthetic exposure on an credit default swap (CDS). The difference between a CDS and CLN is that the credit-linked note is an on-balance sheet item.
Discount notes are short term debt instruments which are issued at a discount to par and mature at par and have no periodic interest payments
Eurobonds are international bonds denominated in a currency different from that of the country in which they were issued. For example, Eurodollars are denominated in U.S. dollars and Euroyen are issued in Japanese yen regardless of the initial issuer’s currency.
Fixed Income ETFs are traded on the major stock exchanges and allow investors to expose themselves to the bond markets
Floating rate notes, or FRNs, are variable-rate securities that have periodic interest adjustments. Typically, these securities are redeemable at face value at certain times, and pay the current prevailing interest rate of a money market index plus a spread, or constant margin of profit.
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The Series I bond is an inflation adjusted savings bond issued by the U.S. government. It has a fixed interest component but also carries an inflation adjustment
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