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  • n. imprisonment, captivity
  • n. the condition of goods in a bonded warehouse until duty is paid
  • n. Plural form of bond.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bond.


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  • V. iv.27 (280,3) If you will take this audit, take this life,/And cancel those cold bonds] This equivocal use of _bonds_ is another instance of our author's infelicity in pathetic speeches.

    Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies

  • Instead, Mr. Weber says the ECB should stop adding to its pile of € 63 billion ($88.5 billion) in bonds from the euro zone 's weaker members, saying not only that it poses a threat of inflation, but also that it hasn' t brought long-term interest rates down in the problem countries anyway.


  • The amount of money the world has invested in bonds is far greater than is invested in common stocks.

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  • In notable economic news this week, the Federal Reserve's statement on Wednesday expressed concern about downside risks to the economy and outlined a plan to trade in $400 billion short term bonds for long term bonds.

    Markets Suffer Sharp Weekly Losses In Wake Of Fed's Twist

  • The Fed is planning to trade in $400 billion short term bonds for long term bonds, which seems to be steadying the dollar today.

    Crude Craters, Gold Gored As Dollar Bulls Rage

  • One indicator of this expectation is that bond traders investing in short term bonds over long term are getting better yields than their peers who are doing otherwise.

    Meredith Bagby: Spiking Gas Prices, Inflation Stoke American Debt Woes

  • As of the end of the second quarter, it had $45 billion in cash and $35 billion in short term bonds earning nothing.

  • "Operation Twist" or whatever idiotic name it was given would lower the interest of short term bonds by a fraction of a percent. Top News

  • Today their short term bonds are paying 100% interest.

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  • Bonds snapped up but at high price THE Italian government's auction of short term bonds have been picked up but at an increased risk premium. | Top Stories


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