Since fixed-income securities such corporate bonds have varying patterns of cash flows and expiration dates, what techniques can we use for identifying price volatility? Define and explain the techniques including related concepts that you would be using in your inputs. Giving examples, as usual, would help to get your perspective across with greater clarity.
Why is the debt of the federal government considered to be the safest of all possible investments? Is that still the case, given the previous downgrading by Standard & Poorâ€™s? Why?