Stocks and Bonds

 

The Huntington Investment Company offers equity (stock) trading services as well as bond investing.

Stocks

When you own stock, you own part of the company you've invested in. As a stockholder you share in the company's profits, growth, and future, which may mean losses or gains. And while stocks can be volatile over short time periods, and past performance does not guarantee future results, historically stocks have favored an upward trend.

Bonds

Unlike stockholders who own equity in a company, bondholders are creditors. The issuer is obligated to repay the principal and interest within a stated period of time. Corporations, states, municipalities and the federal government may issue bonds. Their prices rise or fall in relation to interest rates.

There are several different types of bonds:

  • Corporate Bonds: Corporate bonds are the main source of corporate borrowing. These bonds are fully taxable but may offer a higher yield than government bonds.
  • Municipal Bonds: Municipal bonds offer tax-exempt interest but may pay lower interest rates than corporate bonds or U.S. Treasury securities.
  • Government Bonds: Government bonds offer the highest degree of security because they are fully backed by the Federal government.
  • Mortgage-backed Bonds: Mortgage-backed bonds are issued by corporations and government agencies, and each payment you receive usually includes both principal and interest.

Read the FINRA Guide to Smart Bond Investing.

Please contact The Huntington Investment Company for more information about our equity trading services and investing in bonds. Visit your local Huntington banking office or call 1-800-322-4600, weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.


NOT A DEPOSIT NOT FDIC-INSURED NOT GUARANTEED BY THE BANK
NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY MAY LOSE VALUE

Investment products and services are offered through The Huntington Investment Company, member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Advisor and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.