sterling government bond rate
. Help please?
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why is the 10 year
and 20+ year
gov bond rate
Because interest rates are still so low.
Interest rates and bond prices
have a direct relationship.
If rates were 20% like they were under Pres. Carter, bonds would have a similar corresponding number.
Interest rates are likely to rise and so will bond yields, but bond prices will fall. There is an inverse relationship between bond prices and yield.
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What is the 10
-year government bond
yield for Australia?
Where about in yahoo finance can I find historical data on the government 10 year bond rate
where do u find the yeild rate
in Australian Government
Then you have to open up "Capital Market Yields – Government Bonds
- Monthly - F2"
This has data on bond yields of 10 years dating back to 1969
Rhonda Said:How much would it cost to get a 20 year $100,000 dollar note from the US government?We Answered:The treasury is now selling 30 year (not 20 year) bonds. They pay coupon interest on the principal, rather than accumulating reinvestment. You can read about them here :
What you are looking for is a 20-year strip bond, in which a financial institution has seperated the interest and the principal of the bonds they purchase from the treasury, and you buy the fulfilment of the principal at maturity at a significant discount.
20-year strip bond with approximately a 6.5% coupon, you...
Billie Said:Is it safe to buy government bond or bills?We Answered:There is no such thing as no risk. But there probably is nothing safer than U.S. government Treasury Bonds or Bills. If the full faith and credit of the U.S. government is not protection enough, there probably is no other, safer alternative.Carole Said:Is the US government obligated to buy back T-bills/bonds back from China at any moment China wants to sell?We Answered:No. In fact, the US Government doesn't "buy them back" until the maturity date. If China wants to sell them, they need to find someone...
Julia Said:is government issued bond callable?We Answered:Not so.
Governments, including governments in the United States, have issued callable bonds. (Click on link, below.)
To determine if a bond is callable you will have to read the fine print on the bond.Alma Said:Corporate and government bond help?We Answered:U.S. Treasury Bonds, Notes, and Bills all have a minimum investment of $100.
U.S EE and I Series Savings Bonds have a mimum purchase of $50 for a $50 bond when purchasing paper bond certificates.
U.S EE and I Series Savings Bonds have a mimum purchase of $25 for a $25 I bond when purchased electronically via TreasuryDirect.
Tiffany Said:Will the Government default on Northern Rock corporate bonds? What's your opinion?We Answered:I think that is extremely unlikely, the government has not had any problems selling bonds despite the financial crisis and the reason for that is that the institutions buying them are very confident they well get their money back.
Government borrowings are very high, but not at such a level that would be considered unsustainable - this is one reason why the states credit rating has not been downgraded.Angela Said:What are disadvantage and advantages of Corporate bonds?We Answered:Advantages of corporate bonds are as follows:
They are provide...
Dianne Said:In James Bond Has Ian Fleming copied Lucieto Charles James Nobody?We Answered:No way.
Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is an agent of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS). He was created in February 1952 by Ian Fleming while on vacation at his Jamaican estate called Goldeneye. The hero of Fleming's tale, James Bond, was named after an American ornithologist of the same name who was an expert on Caribbean birds and had written a definitive book on the subject: Birds of the West Indies. Fleming was inspired by a real spy - Dushan Popov, a Serbian playboy that was a...
Jay Said:Can someone please explain what savings bonds are and the purpose of them?We Answered:Savings Bonds
Savings bonds are debt securities issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to pay for the U.S. government’s borrowing needs. Saving bonds are considered one of the safest investments because they are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.
There are several types of U.S. savings bonds:
Series EE Bonds These savings bonds replaced the Series E bonds. They are purchased at a discount of half their face value in $50 to $10,000 denominations, but you cannot buy more than $30,000...
Thelma Said:US Savings Bond?We Answered:that's about right. You buy a bond today for half the value and sell it back to the government in 30 years for about $50.
My mom bought me ten Series EE $500 bonds at half price each in April 1993. So she paid $250 for each $500 bond. The value of each bond today is now $440.80. So they are worth more than when she bought them. My bonds will mature in April 2023 and I will have to cash them in.Ramona Said:Can someone please explain this savings bond calculation?We Answered:Who ever gave you the bond...
Earl Said:How can I invest in a government backed mortgage security (Bond), like Ginnie Mae?We Answered:I really like my Ginnie Mae mutual fund and I have had it for decades.
You can buy Ginnie Mae bonds but they have a $25,000 minimum.Colleen Said:Is the United States Government, particularly the Federal Reserve reducing profits to Bonds and Bond funds?We Answered:Indeed bond interest rates are dropping because of the Fed's action. They really don't give a damn about creditors. They are more worried about debtors because there are SO MANY of them in the U S. And most of them...
Rodney Said:When the Obama administration funds parent corporations of TV networks, isn't the news then government funded?We Answered:Obama's favoring of certain corporations directly funds those corporations. Obama handed out nearly a trillion in stimulus and bail out money much more. Obama has made profitable personal appointments to certain CEO's, notable Jeff Immelt, who has a horrible record as CEO and also did business with Iran illegally ... for that Immelt gets a chair at the NY Federal Reserve Bank, Obama's economic recovery committee, and other gravy.
Government Energy Contracts and profitable subsidies have been given to GE and promise of...
Jeanette Said:Which of the following best explains what happens when a company or government issues bonds?We Answered:"B" is right one.Roland Said:If you are a government employee/CIA is it illegal to sign a bond to get someone out of jail?We Answered:I can't really say if that would be CIA policy. I doubt it very much. It's just a job like any other, and signing a bond does not imply any wrong doing. I work for a very sensitive state agency, and I know we have no such policy. I'm assuming here that you uncle is not in jail for espionage or...
Kyle Said:Where does the government get money to help others?We Answered:1. The government imposes taxes on various things, which gives it revenue. The taxes include income tax, sales tax, cigarette tax, gasoline tax, property tax, fees on imports, etc.
2. It charges fees for some of its services: passport fee, park entrance fee, etc.
3. The government can print additional money.
4. The government can borrow. One way to borrow is by issueing bonds. The govt sells bonds and collects the money. It pays interest to the bond holders. The types of bonds in the USA Include: Treasury Bonds, Savings bonds, Treasury...
Agnes Said:How does Chinese bond purchase affect Bank stock price?We Answered:BAC is an interesting play, but I see it more as short covering and momentum buying right now. Traded BAC options (2011 2.50 calls) recently for a 47.74% net gain in 12 days. Sure it could go higher, but I think I'd rather see a pullback from the current huge run on most financial stocks.
FYI: As of today (04-16-2009), the trend in BAC is still positive, but with the market moving sideways, profit taking could set in at some point.
So what really is the risk about US Debt, China and...
Carol Said:If the government raises government expenditures, in the short run, prices?We Answered:Money is going into the system via government bonds, so prices will inflate i.e. rise
as a result of this short burst of money, unemployment falls
Hope this helpsRene Said:Whether the Congress led UPA Government is successful in controlling the market prices of necessary goods?We Answered:I think the Congress has no power to control the food prices which is managed by the UPA government world wide. If the Congress can control the oil price and the daily necessities in the US will be plausible. First of all market prices are...
Chris Said:Would you expect to recieve a higher interest rate on a bond from the state or national government?We Answered:states can't print money, federal gov't can, so states should pay a higher yield.
this would be true if not for the fact that municipal bonds are tax-deductible, while treasuries are not. the rate that the federal government pays is typically higher than the rate that states pay.Kelly Said:Where can I find risk free rate for mauritian government bond?We Answered:One would typically use either the U.S. Treasury bills, notes, or bonds as A risk free rate of return. Match the maturity...
Jack Said:Buy municipal bond now, or wait for CD rates to increase?We Answered:Do you have any idea what inflation is currently running at? There is some argument between what the government say it is and what it might really possibly be, but in either case it is more than 4.36%. My guess is that it is somewhere between 6% and 8%. I might be wrong but that is my guess. Buy a 4.36% 17 year bond opening you to two extreme risks. The first is that inflation is going to continually eat away your pricipal. ...
Velma Said:What is the difference between government bond,secured bond common stock and preferred stock?We Answered:Govt Bonds are backed by the Government (fed, state or local) so they are very safe with little risk of default. Along with that the income is tax free at the level the bond was issued (ie Local , state or fed) - Their return needs to take into consideration the lack of taxes. Return is still fairly low die to their safety (risk:reward balance)
Preferred stock is an equity/bond combination offering a stated return (dividend) that would normally be higher % than a...
Ken Said:Help this question!! The US government issures a 1-year bond?We Answered:You can actually calculate the numbers assuming the market interest rate is the risk free rate:
If the face value is $5000, that means you get paid $5000 in a year (assuming no credit risk on the government bond). So, simply discounting (with the assumption we are using annual rates with annual compounding), the price of the bond is:
5000/1.2 = $4,166.67
If the price drops by 5%, you have:
0.95 * 4,166.67 = $3958.33
Recomputing the yield (again assuming an annual rate using annualized compounding):
Yield = $5000/$3958.33 - 1
Yield = 26.316%
Melanie Said:What do I need to take consideration when supplying the City Government?We Answered:The City of Houston website explains what a business must do to supply for the city government
Guide to Doing Business with the City of Houston http://www.houstontx.gov/purchasing/doin…
The first step is to complete a Supplier Registration Form http://purchasing.houstontx.gov/registra… with Strategic Purchasing; and File an application for certification with the Affirmative Action and Contract Compliance Division .http://www.houstontx.gov/aacc/index.html . Once your certification is approved by Affirmative Action, you will be listed in the MWDBE Directory http://houston.b2gnow.com/FrontEnd/Vendo… as a Certified MWDBE Supplier. This process takes about four weeks to complete. This...
Oscar Said:Will Government Motors (GM) become a profitable government business?We Answered:Chrysler and GM were willing to accept the government money (our tax money) to salvage their businesses. There was no argument and nobody was forced to accept the money. For many years Japanese technology, smaller cars, gas saving cars have taken over our market. The agreement with Chrysler and GM for accepting the money to save their business's is that they will, with the government money, change their factories so that they are capable of manufacturing cars with the same technology as the Japanese. No more large, gas...
Michele Said:Why and when do Government bonds fall?We Answered:Bonds fall when interest rates rise. These bonds have repayment obligations. When they fall or fail, the sponsoring nation is at risk of losing the opportunity to borrow due to diminished credit facilities. This cripples economies, stifles business and wrecks governmental administrations.
Failing economies drop as people lose confidence in their ability to continue as in better times. Rising rates are often perceived as a last ditch and desperate attempt to create the image of strength. At the same time, those rising rates work against bond securitization.
LenDoris Said:Has anyone ever won a large...
David Said:true or false.... The federal government may change the rate of the income tax from year to year?We Answered:Congress, with the president's approval, can set tax rates however it wants, whenever it wants. It can also authorize the executive branch to adjust tax rates, as it did in the Smoot-Hawley Tariff of 1929.Casey Said:Should the United States' government abolish the IRS and federal income tax and..?We Answered:Yes, the establishment of the 'Federal' Reserve System has been the bane of our nation since it's inception.
Since the Fed was established, it's been the cause of all war, inflation, debt, profiteering and...
Sean Said:I'm 18 and would like to know whether a government bond or a company bond would be a wiser investment.?We Answered:Both would be bad for you. That is an investment for an institution.
At 18, you should open an IRA and invest in mutual funds. Over long periods of time, stocks always beat bonds. And you have a lot of time for your money to grow.
If you were 50, then you could invest in bonds and I would recommend a high grade corporate bond over a high grade gov't bond.Jacob Said:What is private investment in government projects?We...
Jonathan Said:What exactly is maturity when it comes to government bonds?We Answered:it means that in 2017 it will be worth whatever the cost is on the bond.
Let say its a 500 dollar bond. In 2017, you can cash it in and get yoru 500 dollars. If you cash it early, you will only get a portion of what it is worth.
Think of it as a maturing fruit. A fruit has to stay on the vine for a certain amount of time to reach its peak of ripeness. Same principle with bonds. I'd look at it carefully. a 10 year bond...
Oscar Said:DESCRIBE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOVERNMENT SAVINGS BOND AND A CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT?We Answered:I will explain to you how they are the same, how they work, and how they are different.
How They Are The Same...
Both government bonds and certificates of deposit are types of debt obligations, also known as fixed income securities.
Both are very safe investments, and for that safety, they don't need to pay a high interest rate. The "risk-return" rule of investments: high risk requires high returns; low risk needs only low returns.
How they work... In both cased, the investor purchases the bond/certificate,. Then the investor receives...
Alice Said:Government Saving Bond?We Answered:If you physically have the savings bond, cashing it in is a fairly simple procedure although something tells me you don't physically have the bond.
The US Treasury Form to replace a lost, stolen, or destroyed savings bond is Form # 1048. This form is available on their website at http://www.treasurydirect.gov. The problem with this form is that you will need the month and year of issue as well as the serial number of the bond. Again, something tells me you probably don't have this either!
SO - you're final option is to see if...
Jessie Said:The government increases its expenditure and finances it by selling bonds to the non-banking private sector?We Answered:The country is reallocating wealth. Let's say people can either spend money on goods, save it, or buy bonds (loan the gov. money). The government will spend it, just like people can spend it only the government gets to pick where it goes. If they save it, they loan the banks money and the banks get to spend it. Any investments that people, the government, or banks, make in a closed system define the markets for particular goods and...
Max Said:What % of the cost of gas goes to the government in the form of tax?We Answered:Using government figures, as of 2006 of every dollar that goes thru my hands, 88% goes to taxes, directly or indirctly. 12% goes towards the product I'm puchasing.Edgar Said:What government forms do I get when I get a job?We Answered:You basically need to fill out two forms. W-4 and I-9 for the federal government. Some states also have tax withholding forms.
The W-4 form must be filled out by all U.S. employees, so that the employer...
Jose Said:Where does the government get money from to keep paying treasury bond interest?We Answered:1) It's not the Ponzi scheme considering that the government does receive an income.
2) Just like in Finance, we consider the debt relative to your income. In order to establish this, we look at the National Debt relative to the GDP(adjusted for Purchasing Power Parity).
Here is a ranking list of the National debt in relation to GDP, from the CIA website: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications…
We're not that far from other countries.
Simple answer: From the government's income... our taxes....
Samantha Said:Can anyone tell me if these translations are accurate? (Japanese - English)?We Answered:Unfortunately there are several unreadable Japanese. How did get these weird Japanese?
I put the link for recommendable dictionary.
Common words or phrases:
Kyouryoku na Chikara (Powerful Force)
Konjou no suwatta (Fearless)
Mitsukai no Hane (Angel's Wing)
Matsurigoto (politics, Government)
Masurao (Hero, Gentileman, Warrior) a manly [brave] man; a fine, strong man
Tsurugi no Kaji (Sword's Fire) or [Tsurugi Kaji] swordsmith
Hogosha no Shi-rudo (Protector's Shield)
[Shukketsu no Kesshin] : (Bleeding Determination)
[Subashikoi Ken] : quick Ken (name) or a quick sword
Hana no Aikouka (Flower fancier)
Hana no Aikou ? (Flower's Love)= hana no ai
Seishou no Soudatsu...
Shelly Said:Why do foreign governments buy US Treasury Bonds?We Answered:The pressure applies only up to a point. What you have to remember is that all currencies are locked in a perpetual battle where the smallest fluctuations (for you and I) actually represent millions or billions of dollars for the big spenders. If I was worth 100 trillion Yen, I would happily trade 1/2 of that for 1bn dollars or 600mn UK sterling. If any one of those economies fails, I would only have lost a max of 50% of my money. If I had stayed with the Yen and the...
Courtney Said:If someone owned a portfolio consisting of $250,000 worth of long-term U.S. government bonds?We Answered:No. There are different types of risk. The type of risk that most people are familiar with is investment risk. This is the risk that your investment could fluxuate in value and could be worth less than what you put into it. Assuming that the US Government remains solvent or at a minimum is able to print cash, one does not need to worry about investment risk. The particular risks that one is particularly exposed to with long term US bonds are inflation...
Jack Said:Fed Buying Long Term Bonds?We Answered:As the Fed buys long term bonds it increases the demand for long term bonds, meaning that the treasury can sell more at a lower interest rate ( the interest rate reflects demand, inverted relationship between rate and demand). Being that long term corporate bonds are a substitute to government bonds they in turn can lower their rates to respond to the increasing demand. As financial institutions get turned away from low returns on bonds they start looking at other options like mortgages. This increases competition in the mortgage market lowering rates.John Said:would...
Russell Said:How do savings bonds work?We Answered:Since you are only 10 years old:
Basically it is a loan to the government.
They pay you interest on the loan.
The bond is just proof that you loaned the government money and are entitled to repayment at a later date.
Most likely the bond will be a U.S. Series EE Savings Bond.
A paper Series EE bond is purchased for 1/2 of the face value so a $50.00 bond actually cost $25.00.
A savings bond reaches "FINAL" maturity 30 years from date of purchase.
For additional information go to:
http://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/rese…Marian Said:What is the difference between the Series I...
Erik Said:What is the significance of bonfires during Swiss national day?We Answered:August 1st is to the Swiss what July 4th is to Americans, or July 14th to the French. Swiss national day is only just over a century old, and it was only in 1993 that the hardworking Swiss agreed that they could all take the day off, but the event it commemorates took place 700 years ago, and at the heart of the celebrations is a custom which doubtless goes back into the mists of time.
The day was chosen because August 1st 1291 was the date on which three...
Bruce Said:The yield on a long term bond issued by the federal government is...?We Answered:eEllen Said:Will someone explain the long-term government bond price/yield scenario?We Answered:I think you did a good job of explaining this yourself. Your example is exactly how this works. The lower the price someone pays for your bond, the higher will be their YTM on that bond. If demand picks up, you'll be able to get more for it and the buyer will consequently have a lower YTM because he paid more for the same fixed income stream.Darren Said:The link between buying government bonds and long-term interest...
Ellen Said:I am from Philadelphia and I want to study a masters degree in Australia.will government pay if i do parttime?We Answered:As far as the US government, to put it politely 'Helllll no!'...at least not free money. The federal government only helps students above the bachelor degree level by offering loans. As a graduate student you can take out up to $20,500 in federal student loans per year. Of course, all loans do need to be paid back, and can only be used at schools that accept them. Most large international schools do, but you would need to check w...
Yolanda Said:What the odds of the US government defaulting? Or not paying full value on bonds?We Answered:If the US government defaults on its bonds then we all need to build bunkers and stock up on our canned goods.
TIPS are actually a tremendous opportunity right now because the break even spreads are pricing in flat inflation or deflation over the next 10 years, while the inflation numbers aren't likely to get out of control in the near future we are most definitely going to experience inflation. The U.S. debt actually isn't that high, the number seems large ($1.5t), its only...