These mutual funds have portfolios primarily made up of corporate, municipal, or federal government bonds. Bond funds are considered income funds because they often pay out dividends. Many of these funds are tax-free.
Bond Funds are Mutual Funds that invest primarily in Bonds. They provide Diversification by investing in a variety of Bonds according to guidelines set in the funds' Prospectuses. Bond Funds are usually categorised by the types of Bonds they invest in, for example: government Bond Funds, corporate Bond Funds, international Bond Funds, and municipal Bond Funds. As with individual Bonds, the value of Bond Funds typically falls when Interest Rates rise, and rises when Interest Rates fall. Also a Bond Fund's dividends will vary. Bond Funds are not insured, and involve risk to Principal.
Mutual funds that invest in bonds issued by municipalities, corporations, and the U.S. government and its agencies. Bond mutual funds do not mature and are not guaranteed, although some of the individual bonds they invest in may be.
They are mutual funds that invest in credit instruments like treasury bills, sovereign, mortgage backed and investment grade corporate bonds.
Mutual funds that invest in debt instruments of varying maturities and types with the objective of providing current income.
Mutual funds that invests in bonds. Some bond funds may focus primarily on short-term, intermediate-term and long-term maturities. Also known as fixed-investment funds.
Bond funds come in a variety of types from short-maturity, high-quality types to long-maturity, "junk bond" types. These are not insured funds, nor do they have stable principal values even if they invest solely in U.S. Treasury or government-guaranteed bonds. They may be subject to many sources of investment risk. When interest rates rise, the value of the bonds decreases (more with longer maturities), and vice versa. If a company has credit problems or its rating is downgraded, the value of its bonds can be affected. While bonds are fixed-income investments, they are riskier than CDs, treasury bills and money market funds, in some cases much more so. As a result, investors expect higher returns over time which can offset some of the inflation risk inherent in using "fixed income" investments like bond funds for longer term objectives.
Mutual funds or diversified funds invested entirely in fixed income securities. Bond funds generally seek to generate a steady stream of income. A bond fund may be invested in one segment of the bond market (such as Treasury bonds) or several, depending on the fund's investment objective. I-Q R-Z cafeteria plan A written plan under which all participants choose among two or more benefits that consist of cash and certain qualified benefits, including cash or deferred arrangement (CODA). Also referred to as a Section 125 plan.
Bond funds are used to account for the receipt and disposition of the proceeds of all bonds issued. A separate Bond Fund must be provided for each bond issue, and each such fund must have its own self-balancing set of accounts. The manner and degree in which the bond proceeds are allocated to specific expenditure purposes will vary depending on the original authorization and related statutory implementation.
Invest in debt securities issued by corporations or governments. Typically pays monthly dividends. Degree of investment risk: moderate to low.
A portfolio of municipal bonds sponsored by registered investment companies that offer shares to investors through either closed - end funds or unit investment trusts, or open-end or managed funds.
Bond funds or â€œincomeâ€™ funds have as a purpose to provide a current income. These funds can pay higher returns than money market or deposits, but have risk. In addition to its main purpose the funds may also appreciate in value.
Are mutual funds that invest in credit instruments. There can be distinctions, such as, treasury, international, sovereign, mortgage backed, investment grade corporate and high yield or junk bonds.
Mutual funds that invest in debt securities (bonds) rather than equity (stocks).
Registered investment companies whose assets are invested in diversified portfolios of bonds.