Ways to Acquire Shares

On 08/09/2010, in Equities, by Jordan Wilson

Most investors trade in shares of individual companies.

The main method for small investors (i.e. you and me) is to buy and sell shares on the open market through the use of a brokerage account.

However, you can invest in public companies using other means as well.

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Important Bond Features

On 07/26/2010, in Fixed Income, by Jordan Wilson

To date we have mainly considered bond examples using plain vanilla debt instruments.

That is, debt with a par value in the investor’s domestic currency, a fixed term to maturity, and a consistent coupon rate. But bonds may also vary from this simple structure. There may be features incorporated into the debt terms that affect the issue.

These features may significantly impact the debt issue and returns to investors.

Bond features are extremely important to bear in mind when investing in bonds.

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