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Subject:  Questions about bonds Date:  9/23/2003  12:53 PM
Author:  paigerella Number:  8530 of 36767

Hi all,

Sorry if these questions are a bit elementary to many of you, but I am just beginning to learn about the bond market, and it's a little confusing.

I understand the basics - you can buy various types of government bonds from Treasury. However, I don't quite understand the different types. For example, why does an EE bond have a different yield from an I bond? And both of these are different from the 2, 10, and 30 year bonds.

Also, I don't understand what the "bond market" is, exactly. I often see in articles that the 10 year lost 18/32 with the yield rising to 4.31%. How does the yield change every day?

I'm sure that there is a FAQ document somewhere, but I haven't found it. Any help that you can offer here would be much appreciated. Thanks much!

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