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What is a Bond?

A bond is nothing more than a loan. However, with a bond, you become the lender and the institution that issues the bond is the issuer. It can be thought of as an IOU given by a borrower (the issuer) to a lender (the investor).

What's the Point? Aren't Stocks a Better Investment?

Stocks can be a better investment, but the market is unpredictable in the short-term. On the other hand, bonds can be a good investment for retirement purposes as well as for the short-term in certain situations.

When Would a Bond be a Good Investment for the Short-Term?

For example, a student planning to go to graduate school decides to work for a few years before enrolling. Since the student may need money in the relatively near future, a fixed income security such as a bond is a good investment. Any situation that would make more sense living under a fixed income makes a bond a rational choice.

What are Some Characteristics of Bonds?

There are a few characteristics every investor should know about bonds in order to determine their face value. These include:

What are the Different Kinds of Bonds?

There are several kinds of bonds. Each with their own characteristics.

Do I Need a Lawyer Experienced in Investments?

Consultation with an attorney for most investment decisions is probably unnecessary. However, if there is a dispute with your broker, such as when you lose a significant part of your investment based on the broker's bad advice, you should speak to a lawyer immediately. An experienced investments lawyer will help explain your rights as well as preserve any possible remedies you may have.

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Last Modified: 11-28-2011 04:08 PM PST

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