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?
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