Debt Securities: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is TRUE of U.S. government bonds?

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1. What is the difference between common stock and preferred stock?

2. Why do banks prefer to have customers invest in CDs instead of simple savings accounts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about debt securities. Answer interactive questions on key points like a characteristic of U.S. bonds and a comparison between preferred stock and common stock.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following study topics will be covered:

  • Investments in CDs as opposed to a savings account
  • Interest rates on corporate bonds
  • Muni bonds

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about debt securities
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding muni bonds and how they're created
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as common stock and preferred stock

Additional Learning

The lesson we've named Debt Securities: Definition & Examples will help you to learn more about the following areas of study:

  • Equity in a company
  • Different types of bonds
  • Various types of debt securities