Business / Finance / Junk Bond: A bond with a speculative credit rating of BB (S&P) or Ba (Moody's) or lower. Junk or high-yield bonds offer investors higher yields than bonds of financially sound companies. Two agencies, Standard & Poors and Moody's Investor Services, provide the rating systems for companies' credit.
Bond Noun Synonyms: tie(s), shackles, chains, fetters, manacles, handcuffs, trammels, thongs, cord(s), rope(s), restraint(s), constraint(s), check(s), control(s), rein(s)
Bond Verb Synonyms: cement, bind, hold together, stick, cohere
Junk Noun Synonyms: rubbish, waste, refuse, litter, debris, scrap, garbage, trash
Junk Adjective Synonyms: discard, throw away, scrap, cast aside, jettison, trash
Business / Taxes / High-Yield Bond: High-yield bonds are bonds whose ratings from independent rating services are below investment grade. As a result, to attract investors, issuers of high-yield bonds must pay a higher rate of interest MORE
Business / Finance / PAC Bond: Stands for Planned Amortization Class bond. A tranche class offered by some CMOs that has a sinking fund schedule and an ability to make principal payments that are not subordinated to other classes. MORE
Business / Finance / Payment-In-Kind (PIK) Bond: A bond that gives the issuer an option (during an initial period) either to make coupon payments in cash or in the form of additional bonds. MORE