short coupon

Short coupon

A bond payment covering less than six-months' interest, because the original issue date is less than six months from the first scheduled interest payment. A bond with a short time to maturity, usually two years or less.

Short Coupon

1. A bond with a short maturity, often defined as two years or less.

2. The first coupon payment on a bond that includes less than six months' worth of interest. For example, if a company issues a bond on May 1, with coupon payments due on June 15 and December 15, the first payment will only include a few weeks' worth of interest.

short coupon

1. See short bond.
2. The first interest payment on a newly issued bond that includes less than the usual six months' worth of interest. For example, a bond issued on February 1 with interest payment dates of June 1 and December 1 would make an initial interest payment equal to four months' interest.
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In his role, he will be responsible for market making in the short coupon sector of the government curve.
Also, central banks were reportedly sellers in the intermediate sector, and some dealers unloaded short coupons to move funds into 10-year notes and long bonds, sources said.