Junk Bond

Business / Taxes / Junk Bond: Junk bonds carry a higher-than-average risk of default, which means that the bond issuer may not be able to meet interest payments or repay the loan when it matures. Except for bonds that are already in default, junk bonds have the lowest ratings, usually Caa or CCC, assigned by rating services such as Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's (S&P). Issuers offset the higher risk of default on junk bonds by offering substantially higher interest rates than are being paid on investment-grade bonds. That's why junk bonds are also known, more positively, as high-yield bonds.

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

Other Words for Junk

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

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