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Definition of

coupon rate

Stockholding & Investments

interest rate of bond the rate of interest paid on a bond issued at a fixed rate.

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Definitions of ’coupon rate’ and meaning of ’coupon rate’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’coupon rate’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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