Topic: Fixed Income Securities

The Handbook of Municipal Bonds

The Handbook of Municipal Bonds compiled by Sylvan Feldstein and Frank Fabozzi is a trustworthy guide that will help you navigate the world of municipal bonds. A variety of authors have contributed to several chapters classified under broad sections. The sections...

Overview of Structured Notes

Structured securities are hybrid securities that integrate the features of a debt instruments and a derivative. The motive behind creating a structured security is to lower the borrowing costs as well as to appeal to an audience such as institutional investors who...

What are Medium-term Notes

Medium term notes are another type of corporate debt security. One of their unique characteristic is that the notes are not sold all at once. Instead they are offered continuously to investors by an agent of the issuer. The notes are registered with the SEC under Rule...

What are Corporate Bonds

Corporate bonds are bonds issued by corporations in order to raise money for their business. It is one of the major sources of financing by corporates after bank borrowing. The term corporate bonds is generally used for secured debt which is backed by collateral. The...

Overview of Municipal Bonds

We learned about the securities issued by the central government of a country (such as US Treasury). Along with that the local and state governments also issue bonds, known as municipal bonds (or municipal securities). Characteristics In the U.S., there is a large...

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