E17: Bonds... Just Bonds with Richard-Usher Jones

The Unlimited Podcast by Ginsler Wealth

01-02-2023 • 36 mins

In this special edition of The Unlimited Podcast, Brian and Richard Usher-Jones from Canso Investment Counsel discuss bonds… just bonds.

This episode highlights the ‘Bonds 101’ section from Episode 15: For Your Ears Only… Bonds with Richard-Usher Jones. For those who aren’t very familiar with bonds, or may want a refresher, this is the episode for you!

Brian and Richard discuss what a bond is, who issues bonds, the relationship between interest rates & bond prices, and more!


0:00 Intro & Disclaimer

3:07 The bond market vs. equity market

4:21 What is a bond?

5:50 Coupon payments & "clipping coupons"

7:43 Who issues bonds?

10:47 What determines a bond's interest rate?

12:13 The relationship between bond prices and interest rates

18:05 What do bond ratings mean?

21:22 Investing in 'junk' bonds

26:00 Who has the highest bond ratings?

27:22 Which is safer: bonds or equities?

29:08 What is the yield curve?

31:50 What does the yield curve look like today?

34:57 Outro

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