Bonds

Getting Started

Take a look at the information below to help you understand bonds trading. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact our specialists by phone +61 283 113 231, email support@24htrading.co.uk or leave us a message below.

Understanding the Basics

Bonds are a type of fixed income investments. This means they will generate a fixed semi-annual or annual interest rate until their maturity date.
Bonds are loans to governments, companies, and organizations. Companies often borrow funds to buy new equipment, start a new project, hire employees or perform necessary research. The date by which the bond issuer promises to repay all of the borrowed money is called the maturity date. The interest payment is called the coupon.
Types of bonds:
Government bonds are issued by national governments and their lower levels. Bonds issued by US government, called “Treasuries”, are viewed as extremely safe and risk-free securities. Please note, the debt of developing countries might carry a higher risk.
Agency bonds are issued by federal government agencies. Generally, they tend to finance activities with a public purpose and have a higher risk than US Treasury bonds.
Zero-coupon bonds pay no coupon, but are offered at a discount. You can pay $500 for a bond that will be worth $1000 in 10 years.
Municipal bonds are issued by state and local governments and often the returns are tax-free.
Corporate bonds are issued by corporations. They can be convertible, meaning a bondholder can convert them into shares at a certain date.
Before investing in bonds it is crucial to do credit rating research and consider maturity dates.

Advantages of bonds trading

By registering an account with 24h Trading, you’ll receive a number of benefits:

Fixed income

Bonds help provide a steady source of income. This is especially important for investors who are unwilling to risk and are looking for a safe haven for their funds.

Grow your assets

A bond can rise in value for various reasons. One such reason includes the improved credit rating of the bond issuer. If the bond reaches maturity – then, of course, any price gains won’t be realized. However, many investors choose to sell bonds after they rise in price, realizing capital appreciation.

Diversification

Bonds can help stabilize a portfolio. It is recommended to have both stocks and bonds within one portfolio to hedge against stock market volatility.

Pricing

There are no exchange fees, but you will need to cover the margin costs to open a leveraged position. There are no commissions, trade fees, account fees or advisory fees.

Choosing a Trading Platform

What platforms do we offer?

MetaTrader4 is the best trading platform on the market for performing technical and fundamental analysis. These platforms offer access to more than 900 instruments – Forex, indices, commodities, stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies and CFDs. All information is displayed in easy to understand charts and you can trade and monitor your trades 24/7 on a variety of devices: desktop, mobile or tablet.

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Why do I need a trading platform?

MetaTrader has been designed with the trader’s interests in mind. It is easy to understand, nearly intuitive. It saves you time because you have everything at your fingertips: market information, instrument’s analysis, indicators. You can perform trades and set key levels with one click or tap. It’s important that you use the platform provided by your broker, as the bid/ask pride may differ and hence it is difficult to trade correctly with a generic MT4.

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How do I install it?

There are three types of platforms we offer, depending on the device you want to use it on: desktop, mobile and tablet version. To use MetaTrader on mobile and tablet, simply download the app from Google Play or App Store. To install the Client Terminal (desktop version) For Windows:
1. Download and launch installation wizard.
2. Choose a directory for installing the program and follow the installation wizard’s tips. After the terminal has been installed, it will run automatically.
To install the Terminal on Mac OS:
1. First install PlayOnMac – free application for easy installation of Windows applications on Mac OS.
2. Together with PlayOnMac, Wine will be installed – software that allows to run Microsoft Windows apps. Select the latest version.
3. Install the Terminal by downloading "mt4setup.exe" and launching the file. PlayOnMac will automatically open it.
Market may not be available on Mac OS.

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Setting Up Your Account

To start trading indices with 24H Trading, you’ll need to open a Live Account (Classic, Premium or Select). Once registered, you can apply for margin trading. If you have never traded before, we suggest you first learn the basics by opening a Demo Account.

In order to set up your account, click the “Open New Account” button on top of the page.

  1. To open an account, simply fill-in the registration form.
  2. Complete the verification process by sending us your ID and proof of residence documents.
  3. Add funds.
  4. Select bonds you want to invest in.
  5. Decide on the position size.
  6. Choose order type.

You’re a bonds trader now!

Pay the absolute minimum. Be entitled to all your profits.

Pricing

Our pricing policy is extremely transparent. We have minimized all operating fees, so that you can be entitled to 100% of your profits.

No advisory fee

We do not charge anything for providing you with advice and tips on trading.
We do not manage your assets for you.

No commissions

Enjoy commission-free trading with 24htrading.co.uk.

No account fee

We do not charge anything for opening an account. The type of the account you open depends on the amount of your first deposit. You can upgrade your account by contacting us on…. or emailing ….

No trade fee

We do not charge a fixed rate on any instruments.