Business / Finance / Bonds: Corporate bonds arranged so that specified principal amounts become due on specified dates. Related: Term bonds.

Investment-Grade Bonds

Business / Finance / Investment-Grade Bonds: A bond that is assigned a rating in the top four categories by commercial credit rating companies. S&P classifies investment-grade bonds as BBB or higher, and Moody's classifies investment grade bonds MORE

International Bonds

Business / Finance / International Bonds: A collective term that refers to global bonds, Eurobonds, and foreign bonds. MORE

Municipal Bonds

Business / Real Estate / Municipal Bonds: Bonds issued to finance public improvements such as parks, schools and urban renewal projects. MORE

Policyholder Loan Bonds

Business / Finance / Policyholder Loan Bonds: Packaged loans acquired by policyholders that are secured by the cash surrender value of the policies, and are offered by a broker/dealer as bonds. MORE

Savings Bonds

Business / Taxes / Savings Bonds: The US government issues two types of savings bonds: Series EE and Series I. You buy electronic Series EE bonds through a Treasury Direct account for face value and paper Series EE for half their face MORE

Term Bonds

Business / Accounting / Term Bonds: Bonds that mature in one lump sum at a specified future date. MORE