Basics of Investing in Municipal Bonds

For risk-averse investors municipal bonds or “munis” offer a harbor in a storm of economic uncertainty and stock market volatility. Muncipal bonds are typically backed by the tax raising ability of local or “muncipal governments”. They are usually issued to fund government projects such as … Read more

The Risks of Investing in Foreign Government Bonds

Muncipal bonds or “munis”, U.S. treasury bonds and most other forms of government bonds are, by comparison to other investments, usually considered safe and secure investments. However, not all governments are created equally and, therefore like all other forms of investments some government bonds carry … Read more

Basics of United States Government Bonds

Government bonds are an investment like and unlike any other bond. Like corporate bonds, which may be used instead of public stock offerings to fund corporate expansions, U.S. government bonds are issued to, “help to finance the federal government”, which as you know is a … Read more

The Basic Types of Federal Government Bonds and Bills

As far as choice goes, the federal government offers an array of bonds, treasuries and other investment options to any US citizen. Of the bonds offered, the more commonly purchased are government bonds, T-bills, and I-bonds. Thanks to Federal government’s reputation of having, “…never failed … Read more