Bond market quotes represent the price of the bond. These are different for different types of bonds. As an instrument of the capital market, the bonds are preferred by a number of investors. At the same time the factor of fixed income and security which is related to the bonds, are also encouraging the investors.
Because of all these, the bond market is growing very rapidly and the importance of the bond market quotes are also increasing at the same time. The size of the international bond market is growing steadily and US is playing a major role in the scenario. The size of the international bond market is nearly $45 trillion.
The United States bond market captures more than 50% of the existing global bond market. Because of the vast size, it is very important for the investor to get proper information about the market. Bond market indexes and bond market quotes are designed for providing these information to the investor.
The bond market quotes are ready source of information about the performance of sector and also about the performance of the particular bond in which the investor wants to invest.
These quotes are available on the internet but at the same time, it should also be mentioned that the bond market quotes are a bit difficult to avail. There are a number of higher level tools that are designed for this purpose.
The bond market quotes are easily available through the brokerage account. The brokerage accounts provide the investor with a number of research tools. The bond market quotes are included in these tools. Again there are a number of free tools provided by different companies which are very helpful for the investors. These tools can provide the basic information about the bond market prices. These information includes the current price of the bond, the bond rating, yield to maturity or YTM the coupon rates and so on.
There are several types of bonds but the government bonds are the most preferred one. The quotes for the government bonds and the corporate bonds are presented in two different ways. It is either presented by a certain percentage of the particular bonds face value or it can be represented through the dollar value.
Last Updated on : 10th July 2013