Bond long term

What is a long term bond?

A long term bond is a bond which has a maturity of 10 tp to 30 or more years. These are the 'big boys' of government debt and can be traded on the stock exchange.

Examples of long term bonds:

USA: Treasury Bonds which have a life time of 30 years. They pay interest every half year.

Germany: 'Bundesanleihe' have a life time of up to 30 years.

UK: 'Gilts' are bonds, those with a life time of 15+ years are called long, ultra long version with a maturity of 50 years have been released

France: OATs (Obligations assimilables du Trésor) have a maturity of 7 to 50 years.