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Types of Bonds

Types of Issuers

There are five main classes of issuers, representing various sectors that issue corporate bonds: (1) public utilities; (2) transportation companies; (3) industrial corporations; (4) financial services companies; and (5) conglomerates. Such issuers may be U.S. companies or non-U.S. companies. Non-U.S. governments are also frequent issuers in the U.S. markets.


All information and opinions contained in this publication were produced by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association from our membership and other sources believed by the Association to be accurate and reliable. By providing this general information, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association makes neither a recommendation as to the appropriateness of investing in fixed-income securities nor is it providing any specific investment advice for any particular investor. Due to rapidly changing market conditions and the complexity of investment decisions, supplemental information and sources may be required to make informed investment decisions.