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US Bond Market

The US bond market is the largest and most varied bond market in the world. It has nearly USD 20 trillion in outstanding issues.

 

This course outlines the structure of the US bond market, presenting the different types of bonds and how they are traded on the primary and secondary markets.

  • OBJECTIVES

    On completion of this course, you will be able to:

    List & Describe the types of US government bonds.

    List & Describe the types of US non-government bonds.

    Describe the features of the primary bond market in the US.

    Explain how bonds are traded on the US secondary market.

  • COURSE OUTLINE

    Topic 1: Market Overview

    Market Size

    o Debt Outstanding

    o Issuance Volumes

    o Trading Volumes

    Sector Breakdown

    o Debt Outstanding

    o Issuance Volumes

    o Trading Volumes

    Pricing

    US Bond Market & The Economy

    Topic 2: Treasury Securities

    Overview

    Types and Maturities

    o Treasury Bills

    o Treasury Notes

    o Treasury Bonds

    o TIPS

    Treasury Auctions

    o Bidding

    • Non-competitive Bids

    • Competitive Bids

    o Allocation of Securities

    STRIPS

    Investors

    Topic 3: Other Bond Market Sectors

    Corporate Bonds

    o Credit Risk

    • Investment Grade vs. High Yield

    o Other Features

    • Maturity

    • Coupon Type

    • Callable

    • Convertible

    • Industry Exposure

    Agency Securities

    o Federal Government Agencies

    o Government – Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs)

    • Fannie Maw & Freddie Mac

    • Other GSEs

    Municipal Bonds

    o Taxation

    o Types

    • General Obligation (GO) Bonds

    • Revenue Bonds

    • Build America Bonds (BABs)

    Mortgage- Related Securities

    Asset- Backed Securities

  • PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

  • ESTIMATED COMPLETED TIME

    75 Minutes

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