- Bonds offer little instant gratification to investors.
- Bonds are seen as "boring." In other words, there is no "story" to tell. It is more sexy to discuss your purchase of Baidu (BIDU) than the "5.25% General Electric (GE) of 2010" (a GE bond paying a 5.25% annual
interest ratethat will maturein 2010) in your portfolio.
- Bonds are traded in
dealermarkets and as such receive little or no media attention.
- Bond pricing (see
valuation) is far less transparent that stock pricing.