What is a bond?
If you buy a bond from a company or a government, you are lending money to the issuer of the bond. This money will be repaid after an arranged period of time. In exchange for the provision of your funds, the issuer will pay you interest for the duration of the investment, also referred to as a coupon. You normally get your deposit back at maturity. However, keep in mind that if the issuer goes bankrupt, you could lose all or parts of the investment. To avoid this risk, you can opt for a issuer with a high credit rating. More information can be found in the information sheet 'What is a bond?'