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Finance Glossary

Just call us Bond. Amortized bond.

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Nominal Yield


A bond may say, $1,000 par value, 8% coupon, due 2034. The bond may trade up or down from that $1,000 but its nominal yield is 8%. Nom" is name in Latin. We showed up in class that day.