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  Bond Finance
Bond proceeds generated by SFMRBs are mainly allocated to the Department's First-Time Homebuyer Program (the Texas Homeownership Division manages the lending and distribution of bond proceeds after bond closing).
The Financial Administration Division and the Bond Finance Division monitor the financial status of the bonds and performs all responsibilities of the Department in accordance with the bond covenants as stated in the bonds' legal documents created as part of the issuance process.
Bond Finance is also responsible for complying with the Securities and Exchange Commission rules relating to the disclosure of information with the issuance and ongoing reporting of activities of the bonds.
www.tdhca.state.tx.us /hf_bond_finance.htm   (1001 words)

  Bond (finance)
Bonds are securities but differ from shares of stock in that stock is an ownership interest (termed "equity"), but bonds are merely "debt": Therefore a stockholder is an owner, but a bond-holder is merely a creditor.
Bonds are issued by the government or other public authorities, credit institutions, and companies, and are sold through banks and stock brokers.
Bonds issued by the government of the United Kingdom in sterling are known as gilts[?].
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/fi/Financial_bond.html   (774 words)

 Bond (finance) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In finance, a bond is a debt security, in which the issuer owes the holders a debt and is obliged to repay the principal and interest (the coupon) at a later date, termed maturity.
Bonds are generally issued for a fixed term (the maturity) longer than one year.
Bonds and stocks are both securities, but the difference is that stock holders own a part of the issuing company (have an equity stake), whereas bond holders are in essence lenders to the issuer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bond_(finance)   (3385 words)

 bond. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Security is usually pledged against a bond; unsecured bonds are regarded as a long-term obligation on the capital of the issuing body.
One method used to retire bonds is the sinking fund; in such a case the issuing body buys back some of its bonds each year and holds them itself, applying the interest to the fund.
Bonds were sold by the U.S. government to finance both World Wars and are still an important money-raising device.
www.bartleby.com /65/bo/bond.html   (351 words)

 Municipal Finance - Bond Counsel
We have acted as Bond Counsel for the Industrial Development Agencies of the Counties of Fulton, Herkimer, Orange, Saratoga, Schenectady and Warren/Washington; the Towns of Colonie and Wells; the Cities of Albany, Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs and Troy and the Vermont Industrial Development Authority.
We have also acted as Bond Counsel in connection with issues of municipal Bonds and Bond Anticipation Notes sold to the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) for inclusion in the State Revolving Fund pools.
Our municipal finance team offers a level of education and experience that is uncommon in smaller, local law firms while providing accessibility and personal attention to your needs.
www.millermannix.com /municipal_finance.htm   (573 words)

 Guerrilla Funk: Finance: Bonds vs. Bond Funds
Consequently, if you want to dabble in junk bonds or shelter your income with high-yield muni bonds, you may be better off going the easy route and picking a good fund.
The disadvantage of a bond fund is that it's not a bond.
Finally, because fund managers constantly trade their positions, the risk-return profile of a bond-fund investment is continually changing: Unlike an actual bond, whose risk level typically declines the longer it is held by an investor, a fund can increase or decrease its risk exposure at the whim of the manager.
www.guerrillafunk.com /finance/bondsvsbondfunds.html   (584 words)

 Session 2: Bond (Debt) Finance
Debt finance is more attractive than equity finance, not only because the costs of raising the funds (for example arrangement fees with a bank or issue costs of a bond) are lower, but because the annual return required to attract investors is less than for equity.
Bonds which are sold at well below the par value are called deep discounted bonds, the most extreme form of which is the zero coupon bond.
Junk bonds reflect the return/risk tradeoff in that a higher return is required by the investor to compensate for increased default risk.
cbdd.wsu.edu /kewlcontent/cdoutput/TR505r/page31.htm   (2311 words)

 ACI Finance - American Community Infrastructure - Grants - Municipal bond market
The bond issue is limited in duration to the anticipated life of the asset being acquired and also may be limited for marketability purposes.
This is often used when there is some complexity to the bond issue such as a refunding bond or the issue is of a nominal or substantial size and may need special marketing attention.
The Bond Authority will calculate the limit of the amount of bonds that may be sold based on the level of revenue sharing dollars received annually.
www.acifinance.com /Grants.htm   (628 words)

 Bond (finance) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Bond (finance), interest-bearing certificate sold by corporations and governments to raise money for expansion or capital.
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During 1983, the Federal Reserve Board was faced with the delicate task of regulating the growth of the U.S. money supply and influencing interest rates in such a way as to fuel the economy's recovery from recession without reigniting inflation.
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 publicfinance - Bond, Schoeneck and King, PLLC
Our attorneys are active members of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, have acted as panelists in seminars conducted by the National Association of Bond Lawyers, and have participated in projects sponsored by the New York State Bar Association's Tax Section.
We have issued approving legal opinions as bond counsel for many different types of bond issues, including general obligation bonds, capital appreciation bonds, revenue bonds, certificates of participation, "on behalf of" (63-20) local development corporation bonds, exempt private activity bonds and 501(c)(3) bonds, as well as taxable bond issues.
These financings include fixed rate bonds, variable rate demand bonds, commercial paper, letter of credit backed financings, and financings secured by the major private bond insurers and FHA mortgage insurance.
www.bsk.com /publicfinance   (386 words)

 bond — FactMonster.com
bond, in finance, usually a formal certificate of indebtedness issued in writing by governments or business corporations in return for loans.
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 Corporate Class Bond Funds - Sympatico / MSN Finance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Bond funds have the scale to reinvest the coupon payments, and thus improve the return.
If a bond fund costs too much or is managed poorly, it loses the conceptual advantages of being able to add value through bond selection and reinvestment of interest.
Bond funds that exist in so-called “corporate class” mutual fund structures offer the potential benefits of holding a diversified portfolio, and the funds are structured to avoid paying tax on income.
finance.sympatico.msn.ca /content/savingsdebt/savingsdebthome/P34085.asp   (815 words)

 About Bond Church Finance Refinance Church Loans Church Financing Mortgage Lenders Chuch Acquisition Lending Churches ...
Bond Financing is sometimes misunderstood by borrowers, so we have briefly explained the program below.
The fee and closing costs (except for appraisal and underwriting deposit) are financed and amortized over the term of the loan (20 years), that's the equivalent of only about half a point (.50%) or an APR of 7.45%.
If the Church elects to have bonds offered to it's members, the Church saves on the cost of issuing the bonds, while the members are able to participate to an even greater extent in the funding process.
www.cfgbusiness.net /servchurchfinance_bond.htm   (855 words)

 Florida Monitor: Bond Finance
The mission of the Division of Bond Finance is to provide capital financing on behalf of state agencies and at the option of certain local agencies, typically by issuing tax-exempt bonds.
The proceeds of these bonds are used to finance schools, state office buildings, roads, bridges, pollution control facilities, water treatment facilities, and to acquire land for recreational and environmental purposes.
The Division of Bond Finance is assisting the Florida Department of Education in creating a bond program to finance educational facilities at community colleges.
www.oppaga.state.fl.us /profiles/4041/print.asp   (1434 words)

 LaSalle Bank: Institutional: Industrial/Project Revenue Bond Finance
The bonds are issued by a municipality or public agency to finance qualified expenses.
Project revenue bonds may be structured as either a fixed or variable rate bond.
Bonds payable from the proceeds of assessments imposed against properties that have been specially benefited by the construction of public improvements.
www.lasallebank.com /institutional/mun_ind.html   (366 words)

 Bond convexity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In finance, convexity is a measure of the sensitivity of the price of a bond to changes in interest rates.
The price sensitivity to parallel IR shifts is highest with a zero-coupon bond, and lowest with an amortizing bond (where the payments are front-loaded).
Although the amortizing bond and the zero-coupon bond have different sensitivities at the same maturity, if their final maturities differ so that they have identical bond durations they will have identical sensitivities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bond_convexity   (536 words)

 Should You Buy Bonds, or Bond Funds? - Sympatico / MSN Finance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
So what you pay for a given bond and what a bond fund manager pays for the same issue are not the same.
Whether this feature alone is sufficient to justify the management expense ratio of the bond fund is primarily a function of the amount of the management expense.
In this case, a “bond ladder” constructed by selecting government issues maturing in successive years will remove any doubt relating to what the portfolio cash flow will be, and whether the money is safe.
www.finance.sympatico.msn.ca /content/savingsdebt/savingsdebthome/P23024.asp   (670 words)

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Since the early 1900's bonds have been assigned a quality rating which reflects the bonds probability of defaulting.
Under a mortgage bond an organization pledges certain assets as security, that in the event of default, are used to repay the outstanding loan balance.
Part of the Bond Indenture which covers certain restrictions under which bonds can be pre-paid, are in default or other conditions which help monitor and control the health of the credit.
www.bondsareback.com /display/router.aspx?docid=1040   (764 words)

 KYW Newsradio 1060 Philadelphia - Family Finance Reports - Salil Gutt
Personal finance encompasses such a wide range of issues that even smart people make dumb financial moves.
With interest rates falling flat, here are three smart moves for bond investors to consider.
Bond funds have to be one of the most confusing of investments.
www.kyw1060.com /pages/8788.php?   (2459 words)

 W&D | Practices | Finance
Wiggin and Dana’s Finance Group has broad experience in the areas of secured and unsecured lending, venture capital, debt and equity securities issuance, bond finance, asset based and securitized finance and real estate finance.
Attorneys in the Finance Group rely as needed on the skills of other specialists in the firm, in particular, on our intellectual property, environmental, health care, utilities, debt-restructuring, and tax groups.
Representing a Connecticut hospital in a $60 million bond issue financing the construction and renovation of clinical facilities and the refinancing of prior financing.
www.wiggin.com /practices/group.asp?groupid=39   (1220 words)

 Bond Finance
Tanner and Guin represents clients in the financing of projects that are governmentally owned, as well as private projects and 501(c)(3) projects that qualify for tax-exempt financing.
Following the experience of our attorneys in traditional public finance and private sector practice, attorneys provide a full range of legal services to local and regional units of government, as well as private sector and 501(c)(3) clients doing business with those entities.
These transactions include debt financing for schools and municipalities, municipal projects for improvement of infrastructure, and higher education facilities.
www.tannerguin.com /bondfinance.html   (116 words)

 Public Finance/Bond Counsel
We are a leading firm in Connecticut in the field of public finance in general and municipal development practice, including major project finance and privatization transactions.
Our public finance practice is built upon our experience in representing issuers, bank trustees, bond purchasers, credit enhancing parties and borrowers in all aspects of bond issuance and revenue bond closing processes.
We have represented or are representing the City of Waterbury and the Towns of Prospect and New Hartford in general obligation (or special authority) bond issues.
www.carmodylaw.com /CM/PracticeAreas/prac_pubfin.asp   (483 words)

 Application for School Bond Guarantee
The PSF Bond Guarantee Program now has two application forms - one for new or combination (new and refunding) issues and another for refunding bonds with present value savings.
In addition, if the guarantee is granted, but the bonds are not approved by the Office of the Attorney General within 120 days of the date of the approval letter, the commissioner shall consider the application withdrawn.
Applications for refunding bonds with present value savings which refund previous guaranteed bonds require a separate application form and are not subject to the monthly prioritization system.
www.tea.state.tx.us /school.finance/bond.html   (335 words)

 Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury - Division of Bond Finance
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury - Division of Bond Finance
The Authority is delegated the responsibility for issuing bonds and notes to provide funds (1) to make loans to state institutions of higher learning to construct income-producing facilities and (2) to make funds available to the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation for student loans under the Guaranteed Student Loan Program.
As of June 1, 2006, the Authority's outstanding debt for Higher Education Facilities program was $465,589,266.80 in bonds and $129,046,000 in commercial paper.
www.comptroller.state.tn.us /bf/bftssba.htm   (178 words)

 SBA: Division of Bond Finance
The information, estimates and expressions of opinion herein are subject to change without notice and the posting of information on this website does not imply that there has been no change in such information or the affairs of the State of Florida or any agency thereof since the date of posting such information.
Any addresses of or links to other web sites, which may be contained herein, are given for the convenience of the user only.
The Division of Bond Finance has not participated in the preparation, compilation or selection of information on any other web site, and assumes no responsibility or liability for the contents thereof.
www.sbafla.com /bond   (369 words)

 Bond Allocation Worksheet - Personal Finance News Story - KPRC Houston
WHILE THE SmartMoney One Asset Allocation system provides targets for how much of a portfolio might go into bonds, the Bond Allocation system breaks down that bond component still further.
Use the sliders to enter the required information, and the tool will provide a target bond mix for investors with a similar profile.
In this worksheet you should ignore bond investments you've stashed in your tax-deferred retirement accounts.
www.click2houston.com /personalfinance/8037606/detail.html   (246 words)

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