discount yield

Discount yield

The yield or annual interest rate on a security sold to an investor at a discount. A bond that is sold at $4875 that matures to $5000 has a discount of $125. To calculate the discount yield: (discount divided by the face value of the security) multiplied by the (number of days in the year divided by the number of days to maturity).
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Discount Yield

A way to quote the price for bonds. It is calculated as the annualized yield assuming a 360 day year. One calculates the discount yield thusly:

Discount yield = (Discount from par value / par value) * (360 / Days until maturity)

The discount yield is also called the discount basis or the bank-discount basis.
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