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bonds and risk: Original post by Eric Feigenbaum of Demand Media When corporations and governments need money to finance projects and growth, they can turn to the public to borrow money. Bonds are borrowing contracts. Investors buy them at one rate and are promised a specific amount of return on their principle. In some cases, bonds also come with coupons for collecting interest payments at predetermined…

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