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Understanding Tradable Debt: Bonds

An Overview of Tradable Debt Instruments

Tradable debt, commonly known in the form of bonds, is a crucial financial tool used by various entities, including governments, municipalities, and corporations, to raise capital. Bonds represent a loan made by an investor to a borrower and are a popular way for organisations to finance projects and operations.

What Are Bonds?

  • Debt Securities: Bonds are debt securities where the issuer owes the bondholders a debt and is obliged to pay interest (the coupon) and/or to repay the principal at a later date, known as the maturity date.
  • Tradable Instruments: Unlike traditional loans, bonds are tradable. This trading capability allows investors to buy and sell bonds before they mature, providing liquidity and flexibility.

Key Features of Bonds

  • Interest Payments: Bondholders generally receive regular interest payments, known as coupons, during the life of the bond.
  • Repayment of Principal: Upon reaching its maturity date, the bond issuer repays the principal amount of the bond.
  • Risk and Return: The risk and return on bonds can vary significantly, depending on the issuer's creditworthiness and the bond's duration and interest rate.

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