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Ch 39: Holt McDougal Economics Chapter 11.4: Bonds & Other Financial Instruments

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The Bonds & Other Financial Instruments chapter of this Holt McDougal Economics Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with bonds and other financial instruments. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Bonds & Other Financial Instruments textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Bonds & Other Financial Instruments chapter with which you need help.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Bond characteristics
  • Kinds of money market funds
  • Certificate of deposit pros and cons
  • Corporate bonds
  • Treasury and municipal bonds
  • Interest rate risk
  • The yield of a bond

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8 Lessons in Chapter 39: Holt McDougal Economics Chapter 11.4: Bonds & Other Financial Instruments
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Bonds: Types, Characteristics and Issuing Procedures

1. Bonds: Types, Characteristics and Issuing Procedures

In this lesson, you will learn about some of the more common types of bonds and their characteristics. Bonds include: secured and unsecured bonds, term and serial bonds, registered and bearer bonds, and convertible and callable bonds.

Bonds: Understanding Investment Performance

2. Bonds: Understanding Investment Performance

In this video lesson, you will learn how to calculate the worth of a bond over time. Learn how interest payments are calculated. See just how much money can be earned from keeping a bond over time.

Interest Rate Risk: Definition, Formula & Models

3. Interest Rate Risk: Definition, Formula & Models

Interest rate risk is really the risk of two different events (price reduction and reinvestment rate reduction) caused by a change in interest rates. Interest rate risk affects bond investments, but the good news for bond investors is that it can be mitigated or eliminated.

What Are Treasury Bonds? - Definition & Rates

4. What Are Treasury Bonds? - Definition & Rates

In this lesson, you'll learn about treasury bonds, which are basically a way for governments to borrow money. Treasury bonds are considered low risk investments, and therefore, pay a lower yield to investors.

What Are Municipal Bonds? - Definition, Types & Examples

5. What Are Municipal Bonds? - Definition, Types & Examples

This lesson will define municipal bonds, a type of debt vehicle issued by state and local governments. The two types of municipal bonds will be explored, and examples will be given.

What are Corporate Bonds? - Definition & Examples

6. What are Corporate Bonds? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll explore corporate bonds and how they relate to an investor's risk tolerance. You'll also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of corporate bonds.

Certificate of Deposit: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

7. Certificate of Deposit: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

One of the advantages of being financially wise and having a savings account or funds to invest is that you can make your money work for you by earning interest. In this lesson we'll learn about one investment - a certificate of deposit.

What Are Money Market Funds? - Definition, Types & Examples

8. What Are Money Market Funds? - Definition, Types & Examples

Do you want to earn a higher rate of return on your investment but want to do it in a safe and less risky way? Read on to find out more about money market funds and how they can help you earn a higher rate of return in a low risk way.

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