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Intermediate Bond

A debt security with a maturity in the medium-term. While there is no set definition of what constitutes the medium-term, it is generally accepted that intermediate bonds are those that mature somewhere between one and 15 years. One of the most common intermediate bonds, the U.S. Treasury Note, usually has a maturity of 10 years. Intermediate bonds have become increasingly popular for what were formerly called long-term investors. This is especially true among Treasury securities; Treasury Notes have increasingly replaced Treasury Bonds as benchmarks of the bond market.

intermediate bond

A debt security with a maturity of 7 to 15 years. Also called medium-term bond. See also long bond, short bond.
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The Loomis portfolio is invested in intermediate bonds, which Riddix says could help absorb any bumps if interest rates rise, The Loomis fund's current 4.
Asset mix guidelines identify asset classes - such as large cap stocks, mid cap stocks, small cap stocks, international stocks, intermediate bonds, international bonds, and high yield bonds - approved for investments with the maximum and minimum range for each asset category.
for $30,000,000 of Series A 6-5/8% Senior Retail Intermediate Bonds due March 17, 2015.
Intermediate bonds are an investor's friend: They produce a hefty portion of the returns of long bonds with much less principal risk.
Therefore, intermediate bonds have both medium-term downside risk and very low risk premiums.
12 on the BE ASSET MANAGERS list with $428 million in assets under management), says investors should stick with intermediate bonds, which have a maturity of three to seven years, for the moment.
103,000 from investments in the traditional 60/40 mix of large stocks and intermediate bonds.
Intermediate Bonds You would think that with interest rates being so low, you'd want to invest in longer dated bonds because they'd pay more.
By comparison, intermediate bonds are likely to offer investors stronger returns with less risk.
Some are counseling that intermediate bonds are not a good investment in today's market because interest rates have only one way to go -- up," he states.
He suggests that Thomas place some of his money into mutual funds that have intermediate bonds or corporate bonds for a mix that is 70% to 80% stocks and 20% to 30% bonds and cash.

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