didn’t know too much about corporate bonds prior to this class; however, what I found interesting is that it’s essentially like a loan that the company promises to pay back, plus the interest. However, if the company goes into bankruptcy then the bondholders may not get paid back in a timely manner, but they will have a claim on the company’s assets. The bondholders will then be placed by priority, which is determined by what type of bond it is (secured, senior unsecured, or junior unsecured).
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