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Electronic access to US corporate bonds, government securities, municipal bonds, fixed income options, international bonds & more - all from a single account!


At Place Trade Financial our clients have the choice of investing in bonds online or working directly with an experienced bond specialist to meet all of their fixed income or bond trading needs.  It is our goal to offer the best bid or offer of any national full service financial services firm.  We aim to meet or beat any bond offer on the street.

Before you buy your next bond call us first to see if we can find the same or similar bond at a better price. Call us today at 1800-50-PLACE or 919-719-7200 and find out why serious investors say that Place Trade is also the Smart Place to invest for all of your fixed income needs.

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Place Trade provides excellent support for customers 

Via experienced financial advisors for those who choose full service advice

Multiple market centers/destinations  available ~ Find the bonds that are right for you!

Access to best available pricing via our SmartRouting technology/Place Trader Workstation (TWS) 

 

Trade your way and always enjoy

Extremely low if not the lowest commissions in the (full service* or online) financial industry!

See and place both bid and offer quotes for bonds. 

No Stale Inventory to choose from!  

No mark-ups or hidden fees!

 

Domestic Online Bond Trading Commissions 

Buy Bonds Online - Lowest Commissions

 

Please Note: It's important to note that you must upgrade your trading permissions to include Fixed Income and subscribe to US Bond Data before you will be able to trade any bond instruments, and subscribe to Moody's Ratings to trade municipal bonds.

 *Full Service commissions follow a different pricing schedule than the online pricing listed above

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How do I Trade Bonds at Place Trade?

You may choose to work with a financial advisor or purchase bonds online. To Buy, sell or trade bonds online simply log into the Place Trader Workstation (TWS) and begin searching for the bonds that are right for you.

Where else can I get bonds from?

Place Trade Clients can invest in over 120 market centers around the world. US domestic bonds are available through Place Trade and we also offer bonds from the following:


Market Centers Available for Bond Buyers

 

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Bond Margin Requirements


Keep More of Your Money and Invest with Extremely Low Bond Margin Rates


US Governments
 

Initial Requirement

Maintenance Requirement

Less than one year to maturity
2%
1%
One year but less than three
4%
2%
Three years but less than five
6%
3%
Five years but less than ten
8%
4%
Ten years but less than twenty
10%
5%
Twenty years or more
12%
6%

 

The percentage is computed on the current market value (CMV).

Zero coupon bonds (type 75) with five years or more to maturity shall maintain not less than 3% of principal (face amount) with a $5.00 minimum per bond.

 

Corporate Bonds
 

Initial Requirement

Maintenance Requirement

Non-Convertible Bonds
Minimum 7% of principal
30%
25%
Convertible Bonds
50%
30%
OTC Non-Convertible Bonds
Minimum 7% of principal
30%
25%
OTC Convertible
50%
30%
Corporate bonds selling below $50.00 or below BBB rating
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED

 


 

Municipal Bonds
 

Initial Requirement

Maintenance Requirement

Muni Bonds / G.O.S.
Minimum 7% of principal
25%
20%
Muni Bonds / REVS
Minimum 7% of principal
35%
30%
Muni bonds selling below $50.00 or below BBB rating
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED

See and place bid and offer quotes for bonds. Electronic access to US corporate bonds, government securities, Municipal bonds, fixed income options and International bonds/fixed income products - all from a single account.  Buy, Sell, Trade corporate, municipal, or treasury bonds all from a single account and single trading screen. 

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SEP IRA

SIMPLE IRA

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Qualified Plans

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Find out how Place Trade can help you get the most out of your college planning by visiting some of the links below:


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529 College Savings Plans

UGMA/UTMA Accounts

 

 

 

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