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What is a bond?



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There are many kinds of bonds:

  • Chemical bond: an electrical force linking atoms
  • A certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
  • Alliance: a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest; "the shifting alliances within a large family"; "their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them"
  • Bail: (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial; "the judge set bail at $10,000"; "a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"
  • Shackle: a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  • Attachment: a connection that fastens things together
  • Adhere: stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
  • A superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents
  • Bind: create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
  • United States civil rights leader who was elected to the legislature in Georgia but was barred from taking his seat because he opposed the Vietnam War (born 1940)
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  • British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
  • Bring together in a common cause or emotion; "The death of their child had drawn them together"
  • Adhesiveness: the property of sticking together
  • Bonds are a form of indebtedness that is sold to the public in set increments, normally in the neighborhood of $1000. In return for loaning the debtor the money, the lender gets a piece of paper that stipulates how much was lent, the agreed-upon interest rate, how often interest will be paid, and the term of the loan.
  • The first time an ancient monarch borrowed a large sum of money from a rich neighbor, agreed to repay the money with interest, and wrote this up on a piece of papyrus, the bond was born. Deficit-laden governments across the world use bonds as a way to finance their operations. Cash-strapped companies sell debt in order to get the money they need to expand. Even individuals routinely take out interest-bearing loans, whether they are credit card balances, car loans, or mortgages.
  • In finance, a bond is a debt security, in which the authorized issuer owes the holders a debt and, depending on the terms of the bond, is obliged to pay interest (the coupon) and/or to repay the principal at a later date, termed maturity. A bond is a formal contract to repay borrowed money with interest at fixed intervals.
  • A bond, also known as a fixed-income security, is a debt instrument created for the purpose of raising capital.