Defining the Elements of a Bond
Coupon rates and bond prices
The higher the coupon rate on a bond, the higher its price.
The lower the coupon rate on a bond, the lower its price.
Interest rates and bond prices
An increase in interest rates or the required yield on a bond, will lead to a decrease in price.
A decrease in interest rates or the required yield on a bond will lead to an increase in price.
That is, bond prices and yields are inversely related.
Bonds risks and bond yields
The more risky the bond, the higher the yield required by investors to purchase the bond, and the lower the bond's price.