bond discount(redirected from Bond Discounts)
A situation in which a bond's market value is lower than its face value. Short-term bonds are often issued at a bond discount, especially if they are zero-coupon bonds. However, bonds on the secondary market may trade at a bond discount, which occurs when supply exceeds demand. A bond discount is likely when the issuer has poor or recently downgraded credit, or when current interest rates are higher than the bond's. See also: Unamortized bond discount.