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Yankee Bonds

Yankee Bonds provide income in U.S. dollars, and are issued by provincial governments or Canadian corporations.

Yankee bonds offer the following features:

  • Safety - Your investment is backed by the full faith and credit of the issuing provincial government or corporation, and the provincial government's ability to levy and collect taxes.
  • Income - You earn a fixed rate of interest in U.S. dollars, usually paid twice a year.
  • Liquidity - These bonds can be sold at their current market value at any time before the maturity date.
  • Currency risk - You will have exchange risk (risk of the value of the investment changing due to converting currencies) if you need to convert back into Canadian dollars.
  • Price changes - While the amount of your interest will almost always remain the same, the value of your bond will change daily.

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