Glossary of Bond-Related Terms



A

Accrued Interest
Agency Bonds
Automated Bond System (ABS)

B
Basis Point
Bond
Book-Entry

C
Callable Bond
Convertible Bond
Corporate Bond
Coupon
Credit Rating
Credit Risk
Current Yield
CUSIP

D
Default
Debenture
Discount

F
Face Value
Floating-Rate Bond

G
General Mortgage Bond
Government Bonds
Guaranteed Bonds

H
High-Yield Bond

I
Income Bonds
Indenture
Investment Grade
Interest
Issuer

J
Junk Bond

M
Maturity
Municipal Bond

N
Non-Callable Bond
Notes

P
Par Value
Partial Call
Premium
Principal Amount
Pricing

R
Rate of Return
Rating (see Credit Rating )
Registered Bond
Reset Notes

S
Sinking Fund
Swapping

T
Trading Unit
Treasuries
Trustee

Y
Yankee bond
Yield
Yield-to-call
Yield-to-maturity

Z
Zero-Coupon Bonds

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