Daily Trading in Bonds After the Issue
Daily trading in all types of bonds takes place on the stock exchange. The bond price changes from one moment to the next according to the supply and demand. The bond changes hands during every transaction. Buying and selling bonds after the issue date is called “secondhand transactions”.
Closing Price or Price at-the-End of the Day
Closing Price or price set at the end of a trading day is published in various financial websites. For example, click here to view “The Wall Street Journal” website. The table is in effect a price list. Daily trading in all bonds takes place on the stock exchange after they are issued extending until the maturity date.
Bonds can be freely bought and sold. The price is determined by supply and demand as with any other security traded on the stock exchange.