Bonds is an important asset class which both traders and long-term investors pay attention to. In addition, bonds are often used to smooth out risk and volatility in professional investment portfolios such as those of hedge funds, mutual funds, pension funds, and so on. Some social trading forex brokers also offer bonds in the form of contracts-for-difference (CFDs).
Bonds can be categorized into either corporate bonds or government bonds, but most social trading forex brokers only offer government bonds to their clients. To minimize risk and ensure the markets are sufficiently liquid, the government bonds that are available from social trading brokers are mainly from developed countries in Europe and North America, such as the US, Germany, France, and the UK.