zero-coupon certificate of deposit

(redirected from Zero-Coupon CDs)

Zero-Coupon Certificate of Deposit

A certificate of deposit that pays no interest. One may purchase a zero-coupon CD for less than its face value; it matures at its face value. See also: Coupon equivalent yield, zero-coupon bond.

zero-coupon certificate of deposit

A certificate of deposit that pays no periodic interest and that is sold at a discount from face value (that is, maturity value). A zero-coupon CD is essentially the same as any other CD in which the investor leaves interest to compound.
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