All Ringgit Government and corporate bonds and sukuk issued in Malaysia are available. These comprise short and long-term issues.
Information such as traded prices, primary market information, credit rating announcements and new issuer documentation are updated daily. As for the educational content, we aim to provide new articles monthly and will endeavor to upload new videos at regular intervals.
The BIX tools comprise of the BIX Search and the BIX Calculator. The BIX Search enables you to undertake a comprehensive search of Malaysian Ringgit bond or sukuk issues. The BIX Calculator assists you in calculating the price and yield of a bond or sukuk.
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The “clean price” is the price of a bond that excludes any accrued interest since issue or the most recent coupon payment. The “dirty price” is the price of a bond including the accrued interest.
Investors need to be aware of some potential risks to investing in bonds and they are namely: Interest rate risk, Credit risk and Market risk.
Interest rate risk is the risk that changes in interest rates may reduce the market value of a bond you hold.
Credit risk refers to the risk that a bond issuer may fail to make all interest and principal payments in full and on schedule which is a critical concern for investors.
Market risk is also called systematic risk where the overall market or asset class will change in value according to economic conditions or other factors that may override any characteristics specific to a bond.
Credit ratings are not buy or sell recommendations, nor are they substitutes for independent investment analysis. Instead, ratings are an opinion about the capacity and willingness of a borrower to meet its financial obligations in full and on time.
A rating downgrade of a bond leads to rise in yield payable on the bond and that leads to fall in price. However, a word of caution, changes in global interest rates, domestic liquidity, monetary policy actions, fiscal situations of a country among other factors also impact interest rates.
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