Bonds

How to Calculate the Annual Amortization of a Bond Using Straightline

How to Calculate the Annual Amortization of a Bond Using Straightline

Corporations issue bonds to individual investors and mutual fund managers. Mutual fund managers and investors purchase bonds to provide a stable income while minimizing the risk ...

Penalty for Selling a Bond Early

Penalty for Selling a Bond Early

You can choose to sell almost any bond on a secondary market before maturity. While you may lose money, you do not incur a penalty. You can also choose to exchange a U.S. savings ...

How to Buy FHA Bonds

How to Buy FHA Bonds

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) guarantees mortgages that are written by banks and other financial institutions which means that the FHA covers some of the lender's ...

Refunding Bonds vs. Refinancing Bonds

Refunding Bonds vs. Refinancing Bonds

When a municipality borrows money through the bond market during periods of high market interest rates, it naturally wants to be able to refinance those bonds, just as you would ...

GNMA vs. Short-Term Bonds

GNMA vs. Short-Term Bonds

As an investor looking for stable, income-producing securities, you may be comparing Ginnie Mae bonds with short-term government or investment-grade corporate bonds. There are ...