Short Takes: What are Bond Yields?

When they say "The 10 year bond is at 8.19%" what do they really mean? Deepak Shenoy takes you through:

(Watch the Short Take, 9 Minutes)

  • The ultra basics of bonds
  • The concept of Yields - it's simply a way to indicate what bonds return.
  • Current Yields and Yield to Maturity (YTM)
  • The Price, Yield/YTM and Time relation
  • How to use Excel to calculate Yields
  • Why Yields and Prices change in the Bond Market.

(Watch the Short Take, 9 Minutes)