Topic: Fixed Income Securities

Sovereign Debt

Sovereign debt is debt issued by foreign governments. Sovereign debt is unique because analysts and investors will need to evaluate not only the government’s ability to repay (economic risk), but also its willingness to repay (political risk). Because default rates on...

Current Yield of a Bond

Current Yield The current yield of a bond measures the returns an investor can expect if he holds the bond for a period of one year. It is calculated as the annual interest received divided by the current price of the bond. Current Yield = Annual Interest / Current...

How to Read Bond Quotes?

In the bond markets, the prices are quotes as a percentage of par. For example, assume that the par value of a bond is $100. If the quoted offer price for the bond is $98.75, this means that the investor will have to pay $98.75 for the bond with $100 nominal value....

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