FINC 322 - Chapter 14 How To Read Bond Quotes

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Understanding Price and Yield Information There is a tremendous amount of information available on prices and yields of Treasuries from a wide variety of sources. Local and national newspapers, cable TV stations, investment advisors and a multitude of websites offer in-depth background and up-to-the-minute data. Two useful websites to look for general information are the U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of the Public Debt and Investing in Bonds , this website from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. The price and yield of a U.S. Treasury security are linked. From the time a bond is originally issued until the day it matures or is called, its price in the marketplace will fluctuate depending on the particular terms of that bond as well as general market conditions, including prevailing interest rates, the bond’s credit and other factors. Because of these fluctuations, the value of a bond will likely be higher or lower than its original face value if you sell it before it matures. In
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course FINC 322 taught by Professor Nazar during the Fall '11 term at Ferris State.

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