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What if I Don’t Like Risk?
There a share of stock shows that you own a small part of some company, a bond implies that a company owes you some money. Bondholders are creditors, so think of yourself as the bank that has loaned money to a company.
Corporations, as well as state, local, and federal governments both here and overseas, sell bonds. They do so to raise the cash needed to fund various projects. A company might sell bonds to help build a manufacturing facility, while your local school board might sell municipal bonds to construct new schools. The federal government sells bonds”called Treasury bonds”to finance its debt, wars, and other expenses. Companies repay bonds through the revenues generated by the business. Governments repay through the taxes they raise or, in some cases, the fees generated by some specific project the bond originally funded.
Unlike stocks, bonds don’t pay a quarterly dividend. Instead, most pay a semiannual interest payment, called a coupon payment, determined by the interest rate the company established when it first sold the bonds. Nor do bonds participate as the company’s sales and earnings grow. If Merck’s stock price tripled at some point because the pharmaceutical giant discovered a vaccine that killed the AIDS virus or a drug that cured cancer, the company’s bonds would do very little. That’s because a bond represents a loan, and the only
obligation a company has is to pay you the set interest payments and to return the original loan amount. Most bonds are originally sold at a $1,000 par value, the face value of the bond, and that’s the amount the company repays at maturity. So while a stock could surge from $25 to $250, the bond won’t rally to $2,000 or more, because the company will only return $1,000 to the bondholder.
By and large, bonds are considered a safe investment because of the promise that the company or the government will return your original principal when the bond matures. Along that road to maturity you simply collect the string of interest payments as your investment return. Maturity dates can stretch from a few months to several decades. The Walt Disney Co. famously sold 100-year bonds in 1993 that will mature in 2093”assuming the movies-and-amusement-park company is still around. For the most part, shorter-term bonds carry the smallest interest rates while longer-term bonds carry much higher rates, and for an obvious reason. The risk that a company or a government will default, that it will not be able to pay the interest payments due or return the principal, in the next three months is smaller than the risk of default 10 or 20 or 100 years from now, and investors demand higher payment to assume greater risk.
That’s a bond in a nutshell.
But that’s not all there is to understand about the bond market. First, not all bonds are safe. Moreover, bonds trade above and below their par value all the time. And while the interest payments are the primary concern of investors, bonds can offer capital appreciation potential just as a stock does.
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