An Introduction to Bonds

March 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

One way to finance a company’s investments is by taking a loan from banks and other institutions. Many corporations and individuals do this. Another way is by selling bonds to investors. Typically governments and big corporations resort to this route. There are of course several companies that take both the routes.

Bond is a debt instrument requiring the […]

Benefits of Going Public

March 4th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Why would a small or medium-sized business owner want to take her or his privately held company public and deal with all the rigmarole associated with public status? That is a good question. Here are a few of the major benefits:

Going public gives your company more credibility and prestige with customers, clients, employees, the press and […]

Features of a Bond

February 4th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Issuer – A key feature of a bond is the nature of the issuer.  Different issuers have different ability to satisfy their contractual obligations to lenders.  There are mainly three issuers of bonds:

• Government and its agencies
• Municipal Bodies
• Corporations (Domestic and Foreign)

Face Value – Face value is the amount of money that the issuer pays the holder […]