One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bond that is issued at a deep discount to its face value but pays no interest.
- ‘A passively managed fund in zero-coupon bonds charges less than 1%.’
- ‘It is possible for a corporation to issue a zero-coupon bond, whose current yield is zero and whose yield to maturity is solely a function of the built-in price appreciation.’
- ‘Floated by the Power Finance Corporation, it is a zero-coupon bond that matures in 2022.’
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