Coupon (bond)

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A coupon payment on a bond is the annual interest payment that the bondholder receives from the bond's issue date until it matures.wikipedia
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Bond (finance)

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A coupon payment on a bond is the annual interest payment that the bondholder receives from the bond's issue date until it matures.
The bond is a debt security, under which the issuer owes the holders a debt and (depending on the terms of the bond) is obliged to pay them interest (the coupon) or to repay the principal at a later date, termed the maturity date.

Yield (finance)

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The coupon rate (also nominal rate) is the yearly total of coupons (or interest) paid divided by the Principal (Face) Value of the bond.

Bearer bond

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The origin of the term "coupon" is that bonds were historically issued in the form of bearer certificates.

Zero-coupon bond

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Zero-coupon bonds are those that pay no coupons and thus have a coupon rate of 0%.

Time value of money

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Normally, to compensate the bondholder for the time value of money, the price of a zero-coupon bond will always be less than its face value on any date before the maturity date.

European debt crisis

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During the European sovereign-debt crisis, some zero-coupon sovereign bonds traded above their face value as investors were willing to pay a premium for the perceived safe-haven status these investments hold.

Credit

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Yield curve

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Collateralized debt obligation

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Consequently, coupon payments (and interest rates) vary by tranche with the safest/most senior tranches receiving the lowest rates and the lowest tranches receiving the highest rates to compensate for higher default risk.

Inverse floating rate note

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An inverse floating rate note, or simply an inverse floater, is a type of bond or other type of debt instrument used in finance whose coupon rate has an inverse relationship to short-term interest rates (or its reference rate).

Swap (finance)

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For example, in the case of a swap involving two bonds, the benefits in question can be the periodic interest (coupon) payments associated with such bonds.

Floating rate note

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Floating rate notes (FRNs) are bonds that have a variable coupon, equal to a money market reference rate, like LIBOR or federal funds rate, plus a quoted spread (also known as quoted margin).

Catastrophe bond

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If no catastrophe occurred, the insurance company would pay a coupon to the investors.

Dedicated portfolio theory

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This is achieved by purchasing bonds and/or other fixed income securities (such as certificates of deposit) that can and usually are held to maturity to generate this predictable stream from the coupon interest and/or the repayment of the face value of each bond when it matures.

Troubled Asset Relief Program

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The Treasury will have a set spending limit, $250 billion at the start of the program, with which it will purchase the assets and then either sell them or hold the assets and collect the coupons.

Inflation-indexed bond

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Daily inflation-indexed bonds pay a periodic coupon that is equal to the product of the principal and the nominal coupon rate.

Reverse convertible securities

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The security offers a steady stream of income due to the payment of a high coupon rate.

Repurchase agreement

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Coupons (interest payable to the owner of the securities) falling due while the repo buyer owns the securities are, in fact, usually passed directly onto the repo seller.

Convertible bond

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To compensate for having additional value through the option to convert the bond to stock, a convertible bond typically has a coupon rate lower than that of similar, non-convertible debt.

Net present value

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In the case when all future cash flows are positive, or incoming (such as the principal and coupon payment of a bond) the only outflow of cash is the purchase price, the NPV is simply the PV of future cash flows minus the purchase price (which is its own PV).

Consol (bond)

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In 1752 the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Prime Minister Sir Henry Pelham converted all outstanding issues of redeemable government stock into one bond, Consolidated 3.5% Annuities, in order to reduce the coupon (interest rate) paid on the government debt.