Bond Fund

The Hindu Business Line  Jun 3  Comment 
In a rising rate scenario, the fund’s lower maturity can help cap losses
Wall Street Journal  May 31  Comment 
Bill Gross’s flagship fund dropped more than 3% Tuesday, an unusually big decline for a bond fund and a sign that casualties are starting to emerge from this week’s Italian market shock.
Financial Times  May 30  Comment 
Decline of over 3 per cent occurred as Italian crisis rocked fixed income markets


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Bond Fund

A fund invested primarily in bonds and other debt instruments.. A bond is a long term promissory note. A written obligation that makes a person responsible for the actions of another. [1] Bonds have a limited life span, and pay interest to the lender. The major difference between a Bond fund and a Stock fund, is that the Bond funds owners are creditors to the companies, whereas the Stock fund owners, have an equity stake in the company.

Bonds from "anything that binds," "householder," "dweller, [1] "condition of a serf or slave” "dwell, prepare, inhabit.” [2]

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