Since opposite charges attract via a simple electromagnetic force, the negatively charged electrons that are orbiting the nucleus and the positively charged protons in the nucleus attract each other. An electron positioned between two nuclei will be attracted to both of them, and the nuclei will be attracted toward electrons in this position. This attraction constitutes the chemical bond. Due to the matter wave nature of electrons and their smaller mass, they must occupy a much larger amount of volume compared with the nuclei, and this volume occupied by the electrons keeps the atomic nuclei relatively far apart, as compared with the size of the nuclei themselves. This phenomenon limits the distance between nuclei and atoms in a bond.
In finance, a bond is an instrument of indebtedness of the bond issuer to the holders. It is a debt security, under which the issuer owes the holders a debt and, depending on the terms of the bond, is obliged to pay them interest (the coupon) and/or to repay the principal at a later date, termed the maturity date. Interest is usually payable at fixed intervals (semiannual, annual, sometimes monthly). Very often the bond is negotiable, i.e. the ownership of the instrument can be transferred in the secondary market. This means that once the transfer agents at the bank medallion stamp the bond, it is highly liquid on the second market.
Thus a bond is a form of loan or IOU: the holder of the bond is the lender (creditor), the issuer of the bond is the borrower (debtor), and the coupon is the interest. Bonds provide the borrower with external funds to finance long-term investments, or, in the case of government bonds, to finance current expenditure. Certificates of deposit (CDs) or short term commercial paper are considered to be money market instruments and not bonds: the main difference is in the length of the term of the instrument.
A wild week in Treasuries has investors parsing the cross-currents that may sway prices for US government bonds in coming weeks, including the Federal Reserve, economic data and investor positioning ... Here are some indicators investors are watching to determine the course of the Treasury market..
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In the US, investors are diving back into their pandemic favorites, sending the Nasdaq 100Index to new records, and cash poured into bond and money-market funds this week ... Investors added $13 billion into bond funds and cash in the week through July 21, compared with $3.3 billion of inflows to stocks, according to data from Bank of America Corp.
Investors might be getting a little ahead of themselves, says Cris Sholto Heaton, but they’re “right to remain optimistic about the long term” ... The yield on the ten-year US government bond fell further as investors continued to demand bonds despite concerns about inflation ... (Ten-year Japanese government bond yield.
In the U.S., investors are diving back into their pandemic favorites, sending the Nasdaq 100Index to new records, and cash poured into bond and money-market funds this week ... Investors added $13 billion into bond funds and cash in the week through July 21, compared with $3.3 billion of inflows to stocks, according to data from Bank of America Corp.
The increase in China's foreign debt was mainly due to the rise in domestic bonds held by overseas investors, said Wang. Since 2020, foreign purchases of domestic bonds accounted for about half of the increase in total foreign debt, as the Chinese economy took the lead in ...
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Though the S&P 500 stands at record levels after rallying more than 95% from its March 2020 lows, stocks have endured more volatility in recent days as investors seek to reconcile bond-market signals about the economic outlook ... “Investors have... At the same time, bullish investors ...
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No action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make available any Bonds to any retail investor in the European Economic Area... the Bonds ... No action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make available any Bonds to any retail investor in the United Kingdom ("UK").
is planning to cut its holdings of bonds as it prepares for a long-term future with “significantly” lower returns amid geopolitical uncertainty and rising yields ...Bearish on Bonds ... Chief Executive Officer Lim Chow Kiat said the bond market poses a universal problem for all investors, reflecting a longer-term, low-return theme that GIC.
Fund flows into global equities bonds and money markets ... “The softer risk sentiment likely caused investors to pivot away from equities to the less volatile bond market,” they said ... Investors seeking lower-risk piled $3.8 billion into government bond funds, the most since the week ended February 3 ... Fund flows into EM equities and bonds.
A recent Gallup poll has shown that the number of investors who own bitcoin has tripled since 2018 ... investors are showing increasing interest in the digital asset ... The investors included in the poll were investors who owned $10,000 or more worth of stocks, bonds, and or mutual bonds ... While investors aged 50 and older, only 3% said they owned bitcoin.