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Maturity

For a bond, the date on which the principal is required to be repaid. In an interest rate swap, the date that the swap stops accruing interest.

Maturity

The time when the issuer of a bond or other debt security must repay the principal or when a borrower must repay a loan in full. For example, if a company issues $1 million in bonds with a maturity of 10 years, the company must repay $1 million to bondholders 10 years after the issue. The amount owed at maturity is usually the same as the debt or loan's face value. After maturity, the loan or debt ceases to exist, assuming all parties have fulfilled their obligations. See also: Expiration.

maturity

The date on which payment of a financial obligation is due. In the case of a bond, the maturity date is the one on which the issuer must retire the bond by paying the face value of the bond to its owners. Shares of stock do not have specific maturity dates.
Case Study In late 1995, BellSouth became only the fifth company in 40 years to issue bonds with 100-year maturities. The AAA-rated bonds carried a 7% coupon that was 70 basis points higher than 30-year Treasury bonds yielded when the BellSouth bonds were priced. Because it is impossible to know what the next 100 years will bring, bonds with such long maturities subject investors to substantial risk. Renewed inflation, for example, could undermine the purchasing power of the interest payments a bondholder received. Likewise, competition in the communications industry might shake the financial stability of a company long protected by regulation. In addition, changes in market rates of interest have a significant impact on the price of bonds with long maturities. On the plus side though, this BellSouth bond presented investors with a chance to lock in for a long period what at the time appeared to be an attractive yield. If inflation and interest rates remain low for decades, the bonds could turn out to be a profitable investment.

maturity

The date on which the remaining balance of a promissory note is due.

Maturity

The period until the last payment is due.

The maturity is usually but not always the same as the period used to calculate the mortgage payment. See Term.

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There is another factor to consider when addressing the relevance of FLM testing: due to improvements in gestational age dating, maternal administration of corticosteroids that accelerate fetal lung maturity in at-risk pregnancies, and exogenous surfactant replacement therapies, the number of newborn deaths due to RDS has continued to decline over the last 15 years.
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For these reasons and because subacute intrauterine inflammation may harm the fetus, delivery can be considered after 32 completed weeks of gestation if fetal lung maturity is confirmed.
A single course of prenatal steroids given to hasten fetal lung maturity is effective for longer than 7 days, meaning there may be no need for a repeat, rescue dose, Alan M.
John Chapman, conducting an analytical and clinical evaluation of refractive index-matched anomalous diffraction (RIMAD) and its ability to predict fetal lung maturity.
This document provides guidelines to laboratories involved in evaluating fetal lung maturity (FLM) for the prevention of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS).
After 34 weeks, if there is documented fetal lung maturity, then it is reasonable to administer steroids, but only under these circumstances.