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Glossary Term: BOND

Definition(s) for BOND:


1. ) a long-term promissory note. A written obligation that makes a person or an institution responsible for the actions of another.

2. ) A debt secured by a specific asset of the issuing corporation.  The term bond, debenture and note are often used interchangeably.  All three represent debt obligations of the issuing entity.  The majority of these instruments are issued in multiples of  $1,000 face amounts at a specified coupon, or interest rate, with a set maturity date at which time the obligation must be repaid.  Many debt issues may be redeemed, or called, by the issuer prior to the maturity date if specified in the issue’s indenture.

3. ) A bond is a contract in which an issuer undertakes to make payments to an owner or beneficiary when certain events or dates specified in the contract occur

4. ) A form of debt or fixed income security which pays a fixed interest for each specified period and has a maturity date. It is generally a promise to repay the principal and the interest on specific dates.


See Also:
ACCRETION BOND, ACCRUAL BOND, BOND ANTICIPATION NOTE (BAN), BOND EQUIVALENT YIELD, BOND INDENTURE, BOND INSURANCE, BOND MARKET ASSOCIATION (BMA), BOND SWAP, BOND VALUE (FOR CONVERTIBLE SECURITIES), CALLABLE BOND, CAPITAL APPRECIATION BOND (CAB), COLLATERALIZED BOND OBLIGATION (CBO), COMPOUND INTEREST BOND, CONVERTIBLE BOND


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