*Please note that the example below is hypothetical in nature and does not necessarily reflect real conditions.
You have been watching a 10-year corporate bond paying 4% with a face value of $5,000. You decide to buy the bond and hold it till maturity.
Every year you receive 4% interest (5,000 x 4% = $200)
After 10 years, you will receive the $5,000 back and a total of 10 years of interest which amounts to $2,000.