Bonds are debt instruments or securities in which the holder (investor) is owed a debt by the issuer, generally a corporation or government. The issuer is obligated to pay interest to the holder of the bond at fixed intervals and to repay the principal at the bond’s maturity date. Bonds typically provide income to an investor throughout the term of the bond or at maturity. Credit rating agencies like Moody’s or Standard & Poor’s evaluate the credit worthiness or risk of nonpayment of bonds. Bonds that carry higher risks typically offer higher interest rates. Bonds that are rated below “investment grade” are called “high-yield bonds” or “junk bonds” and, while they pay higher yields (interest rates), they also carry a higher risk of default.
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If you have suffered investment loss in Bonds, you may be entitled to recover all or part of your investment. To find out more about your potential claims against your broker/financial advisor, investment firm, or securities firm, please contact an experienced investment fraud attorney.