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Planet Money Summer School 4: Bonds & Becky With The Good Yield

Planet Money Summer School 4: Bonds & Becky With The Good Yield

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A dinosaur shows a bond to students.
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A few years back, Cardiff asked for an unusual Christmas present: a junk bond...

Parallel to the stock market, the bond market offers different levels of risk and reward. In this class, we bring you Bonds 101. We find out what a bond actually is, how it differs from a stock, and how bonds help companies grow.

We also find out what happened to Cardiff's junk bond.

Vocab Words:

  • Default risk
  • Inflation risk
  • Interest Rate Risk

Music: "Polar Chill," "The Funky Lowdown," "Selfie Squad," "Cash Money," and "We Don't Care."

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