Types of Bonds

Bonds can be broadly categorised in bond market sectors: government, sub-sovereign, corporate and mortgage-backed or asset-backed collateralised bonds. Within each market sector you will find bonds with different issuers, credit ratings, coupon rates, maturities, yields and other features. Each bond offers its own balance of risk and reward and your choice of which bonds to invest in will depend on your investment goals, your risk tolerance, and financial considerations.

Use this section to clarify the differences among your bond investment alternatives:

  • Learn about different types of bonds and what purpose they serve for individual investors
  • Find out more about bond funds

The bond market responds to changing investor needs with frequent innovations. Check back here periodically to find out what is new in bond investments.

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