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.

Money markets is a large part of the fixed income market, providing liquidity to banks and other large institutions, including the U.S. government
Municipal bonds, aka. "munis", are issued by state and local governments, utility companies, hospitals, and even universities. These entities raise money to pay for new schools, road improvements, sewer maintenance, etc.
Rule 144a bonds are not generally traded on the stock market due to regulations put in place by the SEC. Typically, the term refers to the sale of restricted securities by qualified institutional buyers, or QIBs, under the relaxed regulations afforded by Rule 144a.
A step-up bond is a type of variable note. The step-up bonds coupon increases at regular intervals until the bond reaches its full maturity. These higher rates are predetermined when the bond is initially purchased.
The basic premise of a SIV is to leverage investor capital as collateral to borrow large sums of money through the issuance of short-term commercial paper; using the proceeds to purchase assets such as high quality asset backed securities & mortgage backed securities
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