Business / Taxes / Yankee Bond: Yankee bonds are bonds issued in dollars in the United States by overseas companies and governments. The purpose is to raise more money than the issuers may be able to borrow in their home markets, either because there is more money available for investment in the United States, or because the interest rate the issuers must pay to attract investors is lower. US investors buy these bonds as a way to diversify into overseas markets without the potential drawbacks of currency fluctuation, foreign tax, or different standards of disclosure that may be characteristic of other markets.
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
Business / Finance / Samurai Bond: A yen-denominated bond issued in Tokyo by a non-Japanese borrower. Related: Bulldog bond and Yankee bond. 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