The name is Bond… James Bond.

But really, a bond is just a fancy kind of loan. The kicker is that instead of borrowing money like you would from a bank, you – the investor, are the one lending the money out.

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As an investor you earn interest on the bond in the form of regular payments, or a large lump sum payment at the end of the lending period.

At the end of the bond’s life, the borrower has to pay the full amount back.

Bonds are a safe investment with relatively little risk. So if you are looking for an almost guaranteed investment, bonds might be for you.

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