The La Mesa bond is a zero coupon bond that pays no coupon i.e. no income each year. In exchange, you can buy one La Mesa bond for only $73.573, a $26.427 discount to par value. When it matures on 8/1/2026, you get $100 for each share you buy, which comes out to a yield to maturity of 3.2%.
Municipal Bonds - Fidelity. COUPON (1 days ago) Zero-coupon bonds Zero-coupon municipal bonds are issued at an original issue discount, with the full value, including accrued interest, paid at maturity. Interest income may be reportable annually, even though no annual payments are made. Market prices of zero-coupon bonds tend to be more volatile than bonds that pay interest regularly.
For example, a 10-year zero-coupon bond sold at a price of 50 (or $500 for a $1,000 bond) offers an interest rate, or yield, of 7.05%. As explained to me by Michael Decker of the Bond Market ...
Let's say a zero coupon bond is issued for $500 and will pay $1,000 at maturity in 30 years. Divide the $1,000 by $500 gives us 2. Raise 2 to the 1/30th power and you get 1.02329. Subtract 1, and you have 0.02329, which is 2.3239%. Advantages of Zero-coupon Bonds. Most bonds typically pay out a coupon every six months.
Example: A $6,757.04 purchase of zero coupon municipal bonds on January 1, 2008, due January 1, 2028, with a 5.5% original-issue yield and semi-annual compounding will be redeemed in 20 years for $20,000.
(27 days ago) Zero-coupon municipal bonds combine the benefits of the zero- coupon debt instrument with those of tax-exempt municipal securities. TAX BENEFITS Because the interest paid by zero-coupon municipal bonds is exempt from federal income taxes, these bonds provide returns that are often higher on an after-tax basis than comparable taxable securities.
Let us consider an investor that purchased a bond for $20,500. The maturity period of the bond is 10 years, and the face value is $20,000. The coupon rate of interest is 10% and has a market rate of interest at the rate of 8%. Let us calculate the amortization for the first, second, and third period based on the figures given above:
For example, an investor filing a joint return in the 27.5% tax bracket would have to purchase a zero coupon bond at 7.59% to equal the tax-exempt municipal yield of 5.5%. The savings add up further if the municipal zero coupon bond is issued by an entity in the investor’s own state.
UAE banks' total investment in debt securities comprise 63.7% of their total balance in their investment vehicles ...