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Finance - Fixed Interest Investments

Fixed Interest Investments

Fixed Interest Investments, or Gilts and Bonds are financial instruments that pay a fixed income from a fixed capital sum. They are mainly issued by governments and large corporations as a means of borrowing money on the international markets.

Government and corporate bonds can be purchased through banks or stock brokers. Their return is called a "coupon" and is normally payable annually, on the anniversary date of issue. Insurance companies offer similar facilities, such as annuities and income bonds.

Bond Basics Sovereign Bonds
Here you will find an overview of bond-related vocabulary and calculations.
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The level of risk depends on the sovereign state that issues these securities.
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Corporate Bonds Euro Bonds
Like governments, large companies also issue securities in order to finance future projects.
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These are not necessarily issued in euros.
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