Why Do Bond Prices and Interest Rates Move in Opposite Directions?

Bonds. Just bonds. This November 2023 issue of Page One Economics helps learners navigate the world of purchasing, holding, and selling bonds. In addition to the basics, students will learn that the bond market, where existing bonds are bought and sold, creates a situation where bond prices and interest rates move in opposite directions.

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Education Level: 9-12 College
Subjects: Economics AP Economics
Concepts: Interest Types of Saving Lenders/Borrowers
Resource Types: Publication
Languages: English
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