Type of Yields
Bond Rating Agencies
The Yield Curve
Types of Bonds
- Corporate Bonds
Asset Backed Securities
High-Yielding Securities –
Enhanced Trust- Preferreds
investment grade, unsecured, corporate debt securities, specifically
designed for individual investors, and issued by companies such as CIT, GE
Capital, and Bank of America. Internotes are another avenue for investors
seeking higher yields, and are sold through brokerage firms. Internotes are
called “bonds made simple”. Their website
has descriptions of their product offerings, credit ratings and approximate
yields, as well as an ingenious bond laddering feature that is available to
The main features of
- They provide retail
investors a steady stream of income from quality world class companies.
- Pricing is made easy.
Investors pay par value; rates are established on Mondays and are held
constant for one week.
- Their rate structure
includes both fixed and inflation protected notes.
- Bond amounts are
available, at par, in $1,000 multiples.
- Maturities range from
1 to 25 years. They are made for the buy and hold investor and are ideally
suited for portfolio laddering and credit diversification.
- Secondary markets
exist, to provide liquidity at prevailing market prices.
- Callable and
non-callable options are available.
- Estates planning put
options are included in the bonds. Upon the death of the bondholder, his
estate can sell the bonds back to the issuer at par value.
- Easy access to SEC
- Easy access to bond
Internotes are an easy
way to purchase high quality corporate bonds.