Bond Market

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A bond is a contract between an entity that borrows money and a creditor that lends it to the entity. When you purchase a bond, you are effectively giving a loan to the bond issuer. With government bonds, also known as sovereign bonds, a national government borrows money to fund its operations. The bond specifies what interest rate (coupon) will be paid and at which times during the life of the bond and when the principal funds, also known as face value, will be returned. This is called the maturity date. Bonds are an asset class by themselves that offers more stability than stocks.

The return on a bond is known in advance, which makes them low risk investments, although the risk is related to the credit rating of the bond issuer. If the coupon rate is higher than the prevailing interest rates, a bond becomes attractive so the demand for these bonds will increase, driving up their price. If the bond interest is lower than the prevailing interest rates, their price will drop, so bonds are inversely correlated to interest rates.
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US Government Bonds 10 YR Yield
 
   
US Government Bonds 5 YR Yield
 
   
US Government Bonds 2 YR Yield
 
   
Ishares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF
 
   
Shares 0-5 YEAR High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
 
   
Vanguard U.S. Aggregate Bond Index ETF (CAD-hedged) UN
 
   
German Government Bonds 10 YR Yield
 
   
Spain Government Bonds 10 YR Yield
 
   
France Government Bonds 10 YR Yield
 
   
Italy Government Bonds 10 YR Yield
 
   
UK Government Bonds 10 YR Yield
 
   
Euro Bund
 
   
China Government Bonds 10 YR Yield
 
   
India Government Bonds 10 YR Yield
 
   
Japan Government Bonds 10 YR Yield
 
   
Korea Government Bonds 10 YR Yield
 
   
Indonesia Government Bonds 10 YR Yield
 
   
Malaysia Government Bonds 10 YR Yield
 
   

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