Investor Glossary-long bondInvestor Glossary-long bondInvestor Glossary-long bondInvestor Glossary-long bondInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Long Bond

The HTML to link to this page
 

In the US, is the thirty-year Treasury bond is often called the long bond. The US Treasury stopped issuing the long bond in 2001, a decision that was criticized by many bond market participants. The long bond was the most heavily traded, and therefore the most important benchmark of long-term interest rates. In 2005 the Treasury Department announced that it was resurrecting the long bond, resuming new issues in 2006. The long bond is particularly useful to pension funds, which need to match the duration of their long-term liabilities with long-term assets. Other countries have bonds with maturities even greater than the US long bond. For example, France has a fifty-year maturity long bond. The UK government has in the past even issued perpetual bonds, some of which still trade more than a century after being issued.



Rate this Long Bond definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: irrevocable trust, minority interest, Zero Cost Collar, 144a, open position, EBITDA, 1035 exchange, annual return, FICO score, phantom income, in escrow, diluted share, deferred revenue, real GDP, deferred tax, current ratio, FTSE, 1031 exchange, dividends payable, margin rate, stock market close, limit order, VIX, retained earnings, per diem, debt service coverage, class C shares, stock split, average price per share, ex-dividend, command economy, ex-dividend date, reverse mortgage, liquidity ratio, option premium, risk management, quality assurance, 401a, required rate of return, cancelled check, implied volatility, covered put, LIBOR, Key Rate Duration, labor relations, wholly-owned subsidiary, APR, balance sheet, inflation


Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Investor Glossary | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2016 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use