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Fixed Income

What are fixed-income securities? 

Fixed-income securities are financial instruments that:
  • provide interest earnings and the return of principal at maturity, and

  • involve an investor loaning money to a government entity or a corporation for a specified time.

Interest payments may be made annually, semi-annually, or monthly, or they may compound until the date of maturity.

Examples of fixed-income instruments include Treasury securities, agency securities, corporate bonds and municipal bonds.

Where can I find more information on fixed-income securities?

Information on fixed-income securities can be found on Securities Industries and Financial Markets Association website.

Government statistics on flows and ownership of fixed-income securities are available through the Treasury International Capital System data and the Federal Reserve Board’s Flow of Funds data.

Find more information on fixed-income securities in:

The Treasury Market
The Corporate Market
The Municipal Market
Agency Securities
Asset-Backed Securities

Last Updated: 8/2/2011 10:59 AM

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