Yankee bond

Yankee Bond

A foreign bond denominated in U.S. dollars and traded in the United States. In order to raise capital from American investors, a non-American company may choose to sell a bond in the United States. Most of the time, the issuers must register Yankee bonds with the SEC. See also: Bulldog bond, Samurai bond.
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Yankee bond

A dollar-denominated bond sold in the United States by a foreign-domiciled issuer. U.S. investors can therefore purchase the securities of foreign issuers without being subject to price swings caused by variations in currency exchange rates. Yankee bond prices are influenced primarily by changes in U.S. interest rates and the financial condition of the issuer.
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Yankee bond.

Yankee bonds are bonds issued in dollars in the United States by overseas companies and governments.

The purpose is to raise more money than the issuers may be able to borrow in their home markets, either because there is more money available for investment in the United States, or because the interest rate the issuers must pay to attract investors is lower.

US investors buy these bonds as a way to diversify into overseas markets without the potential drawbacks of currency fluctuation, foreign tax, or different standards of disclosure that may be characteristic of other markets.

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