Bonds (Gifxprime-FS)

The Bonds You Can Trade with Gifxprime

The bond market is one of the largest securities markets in the world, providing investors with an abundance of investment opportunities. Take advantage of the inverse relationship between interest rates and bond prices and speculate on the stability of government treasuries.

The bond is a debt security, under which the issuer owes the holders a debt and (depending on the terms of the bond) is obliged to pay them interest (the coupon) or to repay the principal at a later date, termed the maturity date.Interest is usually payable at fixed intervals (semiannual, annual, sometimes monthly).

Very often the bond is negotiable, that is, the ownership of the instrument can be transferred in the secondary market. This means that once the transfer agents at the bank medallion stamp the bond, it is highly liquid on the secondary market.