Zero Coupon Bond (Security) – Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach and West Palm Beach, Florida Corporate and Municipal Bond and Stock Fraud and Misrepresentation FINRA Arbitration and Litigation Attorney, Russell L. Forkey, Esq.

A Zero Coupon Bond (Security) is investment instrument that makes no periodic interest payments bust instead is sold at a deep discount from its face value.  The buyer of the instrument receives the rate of return by the gradual appreciation of the security, which is redeemed at face value on a specified maturity date. 

There are many kinds of zero-coupon securities.  The most commonly known is the zero-coupon bond, which either may be issued at a deep discount by a corporation or government entity or may be created by a brokerage firm when it strips the coupons off a bond and sells the corpus and the coupons separately. 

Because zero-coupon securities bear no interest, they are the most volatile of all fixed-income securities.  Since zero-coupon bondholders do not receive interest payments, zeros fall more dramatically than bonds paying out interest on a current basis when interest rates rise.  However, when interest rates fall, zero-coupon securities rise more rapidly in value than full-coupon bonds, because the bonds have locked in a particular rate of reinvestment that becomes more attractive the further rates fall. 

Please keep in mind that the above information is being provided for educational purposes only.  It is not designed to be complete in all material respects.  Thus, it should not be relied upon as legal or investment advice.  If the reader has any questions concerning the contents of this post, you should contact a qualified professional.

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