The stated interest payment made on a bond.
The principal amount of a bond that is repaid at the end of the term. (Also called par value.)
The annual coupon divided by the face value of a bond.
The specified date on which the principal amount of a bond is paid.
Yield To Maturity (YTM)
The rate required in the market on a bond.
Bond Value =
Present value of the coupons + present value of the face amount.
A bond's annual coupon divided by its price.
The written agreement between the corporation and the lender detailing the terms of the debt issue.
The form of bond issue in which the registrar of the company records ownership of each bond; payment is made directly to the owner of record.
The form of bond issue in which the bond is issued without record of the owner's name; payment is made to whomever holds the bond.
An unsecured debt, usually with a maturity of 10 years or more.
An unsecured debt, usually with a maturity under 10 years.
An account managed by the bond trustee for early bond redemption.
An agreement giving the corporation the option to repurchase a bond at a specified price prior to maturity.
The amount by which the call price exceeds the par value of a bond.
Deferred Call Provision
A call provision prohibiting the company from redeeming a bond prior to a certain date.
A bond that, during a certain period, cannot be redeemed by the issuer.
A part of the indenture limiting certain actions that might be taken during the term of the loan, usually to protect the lender's interest.
Zero Coupon Bond
A bond that makes no coupon payments and is thus initially priced at a deep discount.
The price a dealer is willing to pay for a security.
The price a dealer is willing to take for a security.
The difference between the bid price and the asked price.
The price of a bond net of accrued interest; this is the price that is typically quoted.
The price of a bond including accrued interest, also known as the full or invoice price. This is the price the buyer actually pays.
Interest rate or rates of return that have been adjusted for inflation.
Interest rates or rates of return that have not been adjusted for inflation.
The relationship between nominal returns, real returns, and inflation.
Term Structure of Interest Rates
The relationship between nominal interest rates on default-free, pure discount securities and time to maturity; that is, the pure time value of money.
The portion of a nominal interest rate that represents compensation for expected future inflation.
Interest Rate Risk Premium
The compensation investors demand for bearing interest rate risk.
Treasury Yield Curve
A plot of the yields on Treasury notes and bonds relative to maturity.
Default Risk Premium
The portion of a nominal interest rate or bond yield that represents compensation for the possibility of default.
The portion of a nominal interest rate or bond yield that represents compensation for unfavorable tax status.
The portion of a nominal interest rate or bond yield that represents compensation for lack of liquidity.