Strip Bond


DEFINITION of 'Strip Bond'

A bond where both the principal and regular coupon payments--which have been removed--are sold separately. Also known as a "zero-coupon bond."


An investment firm will usually buy a debt instrument and "strip" it into its separate parts. Strip bonds usually trade at a discount and mature to par value.

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  2. Bond

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  3. Par Value

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    An amount of money borrowed by one party from another. Many corporations/individuals ...
  6. Zero-Coupon Bond

    A debt security that doesn't pay interest (a coupon) but is traded ...
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