Bonds can provide a steady return and are a good way to diversify your portfolio. Through MeSolo we offer a wide range of international bonds, both government and corporate ones. By issuing a bond, companies and governments can raise money to fund their own investments. By investing in a bond, you are lending money to said company (corporate bonds) or government (government bonds). The value of the bond is affected by the solvency of the issuer and by market rates. In general, when the market rate rises, the value of the bond falls, and vice versa. Bonds run for a determined amount of time and often give you a fixed rate. These are also called coupons.