current coupon

Current coupon

A bond selling at or close to par, that is, a bond with a coupon close to the yields currently offered on new bonds of a similar maturity and credit risk.
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Bellwether Issue

A bond with a coupon that is close to market rates. Interest rates on bonds vary from time to time according to a number of factors, but are usually locked at issue. A bellwether issue is one with an interest rate very near to the prevailing rates, regardless of when it was issued. Bellwether issues are also called benchmark issues and perhaps, most commonly, current coupons bonds.
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current coupon

Of or relating to a bond with an interest coupon very close to the coupons being carried on new issues of the same maturity. Therefore the bond must be selling at a price close to its par value. Also called full coupon.
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The weighted average current coupon on all investments dropped slightly to 10.8%, primarily due to an increase in equity positions on which there is generally no interest income to 9.1% from 8.2% last year.
"Current Yield" equals the current Coupon Amount annualized and divided by the closing Indicative Note Value of the Notes on the Coupon Valuation Date, rounded to two decimal places for ease of analysis.
In Figure 1, the value of servicing or OAS SRP (in basis points) increases or decreases based on the current coupon yield changes of the portfolio versus market yields.
Second, the primary-secondary spread typically relies on the theoretical construct of a "current coupon MBS." The current coupon is a hypothetical TBA security that trades at par and has a yield meant to be representative of those on newly issued securities.
A week earlier, the Belize government presented new counter-proposal to the bondholders and according to an official statement, the counter-proposal puts forward alternative scenarios all of which the government says offers only "temporary reductions in the current coupon rate with modest extensions in average life".
Where, P--the bond price, M--the number of coupon payments in annual terms, A--duration (in days) of the current coupon period; B--the number of days to the beginning of the next interest period from the settlement day; E duration (in days) of the interest period in which the settlement is made; CFi - i cash flow generated by the bond on account of interest, n--the number of remaining monetary flows from the moment of bond estimation till its repurchase.
The company intends to use the total net proceeds from both the registered direct offering and the underwritten offering to redeem USD25m of junior subordinated debentures which have a current coupon rate of 7.535%.
The current coupon rate on the three loans is 12.5% per annum.
Those effects were seen immediately on MBS yields for both Ginnie Mae and Fannie Mae, whose 30-year current coupon bond yields each fell roughly 50 basis points following the FOMC announcement.
For example, London Drugs' current coupon book offers Roche Diagnostics' Accu-Chek Aviva Nano or Accu-Chek Compact Plus blood glucose monitor for free with the purchase of a package of test strips.
General Parameters for Subordinated Debt, Middle Market Transactions Minimum Maximum Average Current Coupon 9% 19% 12% PIK Interest -- 9% 2% Warrants % -- 24.4% 3-5% Closing Fee 1.5% 3% 1.75% Target IRR 15% 44.7% 18% Source: PMCF Estimates as of June 2007 Table 2.