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 maturity date).
What is the maturity date (years I guess), how much is that period of "periodic interest payments", how much is that interest, and what is the "face value"?
A simple example of the most common case. Or at least a known case of such a transaction. Say for example one of the latest government bonds issuing of Germany or Spain.
Say for example I buy German government bonds at a maturity date of N years, with a periodic interest of M months, and with the interest at P percent each month. Replace N, M, and P with a known case. In case I spend 100,000 Euros for such bonds, how much do I get back? (periodically, in the end and in total)
I think such example would make it easier for the common people like me to understand how government bonds work.