Bond Glossary

The mysmp.com bond glossary category contains definition articles related to the bonds market.

The measure of price increases within a set of goods and services over a period of time is known as inflation.

An interest rate swap is a contractual agreement to exchange periodic interest payments
An inverted yield curve refers to a phenomena in the bond markets where bond securities with shorter maturities actually have higher yields than bonds with longer term maturities with similar credit qualities.
The London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, is the European version of the federal funds rate in the United States and represents the interest rate at which London banks charge each other on funds borrowed.
The maturity date of a bond is the date when the bond holder will return the bond security back to the bond issuer and the final coupon payment and principal value of the bond is returned back to the bond holder.
A monetary indicator focuses on economic data to gauge the current health of the market.
Par value refers to the price of a bond at its maturity. A price of 100 indicates that bond is trading at par
Quantitative easing is used by a central bank to increase the money supply to avoid the risk of deflation
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