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Older coupon bonds were usually issued in "bearer" form, which means the bond was considered to be owned by the bearer, like money. No name was imprinted on the certificate. The first consideration in bond investing must be the relationship between the coupon rate of interest and the price of the bond. Consider what happens to the yield on a bond if it is selling at a "discount," an amount less than $1,000? 00 percent. The current page_81 Page 82 yield will be calculated by dividing the dollar amount of interest received each year by the dollar amount paid for the bond.

Obviously, the higher the individual's tax bracket, the greater the benefit of tax-free bonds. Regardless of your tax bracket, however, anyone who knows what his or her bracket is can easily compute whether he or she is better off with tax-free or taxable bonds. S. Treasury Department have minimum denominations of $1,000. The three types of U. S. Treasury issues are T-bonds, T-notes, and T-bills. Treasury bonds and notes are structured almost identically, except for the maturity dates. Bonds have maturities ranging from 10 to 30 years, and notes have 2- to 10-year maturities from the date of their initial offering.

The underlying principal invested in GNMAs, however, would remain relatively intact. FNMA, or "Fannie Mae," offers securities somewhat like GNMA, but they are not limited to FHA or VA approved homes. FHLMC, or "Freddie Mac," offers collateralized mortgage obligations, CMOs, and a host of mortgage derivatives and residuals. Both FNMA and FHLMC have publicly traded shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The term "mortgage derivatives" refers to various investments created by these government agencies from one pool of home mortgages or from commercial CMOs.

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