Course 101: Bond Market Interest Rates
Watch Bond Interest Rates Carefully
In this course
1 Introduction
2 Interest Rates and Bond Pricing
3 Bond Yields and Market Pricing
4 Bond Maturities and Interest Rates
5 Duration, Interest, and Maturity
6 Watch Bond Interest Rates Carefully

Current interest rates are the key determinant of bond prices on the secondary market. Lower interest rates can mean higher bond prices on the secondary market. Prudent investors buy and sell bonds based on current interest rates, bond coupon rates, and maturity. As a savvy investor, you need to understand how changes to interest rates affect bond prices. You also need to understand the relationships of bond yields, maturities, and durations to interest rates.

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