What is the bond market?
The bond market is a financial market where debt securities are traded by investors. These debt securities can be issued in the form of bonds by either the government or corporate entities.
The bond market is otherwise known as the “debt market” or “credit market”. The purpose of issuing debt securities in a bond market is to assist corporate entities or governments with long-term financing.
The bond market consists of the primary and secondary markets. The primary market is where investors issue new debts in which the bond issuers deal directly with bond buyers. The secondary market involves the trading of debt securities already issued in the primary market.
Participants in the bond market include government, companies, high net-worth individuals, brokers, etc.
Debt securities issued in the bond market usually have long dates set for their maturity. However, there have higher yields and low credit risks especially government bonds.
In real estate, bonds can be issued or traded by corporate entities for mortgage facilities.