Junk Bond

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.

Other Words for Bond

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
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Other Words for Junk

Junk Noun Synonyms: rubbish, waste, refuse, litter, debris, scrap, garbage, trash
Junk Adjective Synonyms: discard, throw away, scrap, cast aside, jettison, trash
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High-Yield Bond

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

Par Bond

Business / Finance / Par Bond: A bond trading at its face value. MORE

PAC Bond

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

Passive Bond

Business / Finance / Passive Bond: A bond without any interest yield. MORE

Payment-In-Kind (PIK) Bond

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

Performance Bond

Business / Construction / Performance Bond: An amount of money (usually 10% of the total price of a job) that a contractor must put on deposit with a governmental agency as an insurance policy that guarantees the contractors' proper and timely MORE

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