Retail Savings Bonds - RSA

Earn up to 8.25 % per annum. To finance the Government's budget deficit, the National Treasury issues various types of financial instruments to the capital and money market. Investors such as banks, brokers, pension funds, insurance companies, foreign investors and individuals usually buy these bonds for different reasons. RSA Retail Savings Bonds are backed by the full faith of the Government.  CLICK above LINK for more details.

Lowdown on Retail Savings Bonds

For those who shun equities, the relatively high interest rates earned on Government's RSA Retail Savings Bonds may make them a " lesser evil ", particularly compared to Bank Deposits, but the long-term risks cannot be ignored.  Click HERE  for more info.

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Nedbank vs Treasury Retail Saving Bonds

Nedbank (JSE:NED) and the National Treasury have been publicising their retail savings bonds as an investment option in a bid to raise funds while also promoting a savings culture in the country.  CLICK the above LINK to read the Full Article.

Retail Bonds Explained

Investing in a company’s bond is a lower risk alternative to owning its equity (share). It promises a regular annual payment and the return of your capital at the end of the term. Investors can sell their bond holdings in the meantime, but the value will fluctuate according to other investors’ appetites.  CLICK the above LINK to read the Full Article.

About Bills, Notes and Bonds

You don’t actually receive a certificate when you buy a U.S. Treasury bill, note or bond. Your investment is tracked in a book-entry system of accounts that generates a receipt and periodic statements. Investors should understand the differences among Treasury bills, notes and bonds.

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What are Bonds ? 

A bond is a debt security, similar to an I.O.U. When you purchase a bond, you are lending money to a government, municipality, corporation, federal agency or other entity known as an issuer.* In return for that money, the issuer provides you with a bond in which it promises to pay a specified rate of interest during the life of the bond and to repay the face value of the bond (the principal) when it matures, or comes due.

Among the types of bonds available for investment are : U.S. government securities, municipal bonds, corporate bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities, federal agency securities and foreign government bonds. The characteristics of several different types of U.S. bonds are described in the Bond Basics Glossary at the end of this section. Market practices described here apply to the U.S. bond market, and may differ from those in other countries.
Bonds can be also called bills, notes, debt securities, or debt obligations. To simplify matters, we will refer to all of these as "bonds."   CLICK the above LINK for Full Details.