Bond markets and legal aspects of bonds. For government debt use the tag "government debt" unless the fact the the debt is in the form of bonds has significance.

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What happens to undated government stocks when interest rates dip below the coupon rate?

What happens to undated government stocks (debt— known as "bonds" in the US) which pay a coupon and have an embedded call option, when interest rates dip below the coupon rate? Will the market value ...
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Why can principal not be lost, if a bond fund is held for a period equal to its duration?

[Source:] Which leads us to the key message for investors: as long as your time horizon is at least as long as the duration of your bond fund, you won’t lose any capital. You’ve probably heard ...
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How do bonds with higher yields, help offset declines in bond prices?

[Source:] Another often overlooked point is that rising interest rates have a silver lining: $\color{green} { \text {new bonds are issued with higher coupons} }$, and this will eventually lead to ...
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What is the difference between present value and face value?

What is the difference between present value and face value? When I search this question on Google is says they're the same in some cases and different in others. It says they are the same when the ...
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How did downgrading bonds contribute to Greek crisis?

According to an article I read, one of the steps that was used to contribute to the Greek downfall was that bankers downgraded the bonds of the country. This immediately makes the interest rates ...
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Regulatory differences between stocks and bonds

If you buy stocks of a company you are buying a share in that business. If you buy bonds from the same company you are essentially loaning them money for future payment. I am guessing (correct me if ...
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Government bonds - the most simple example

I would like to have an example of a common case of buying government bonds. (Wikipedia: it is issued generally with a promise to pay periodic interest payments and to repay the face value on the ...