Zero-coupon Bond

Zero-coupon bonds do not distribute interest during the tenor, but are sold at a significantly discounted price instead. Generally, bonds with a longer tenor feature a higher discount rate, lowering the overall investment costs.

Illustrative Example

March 2012

In March 2012, Miss Lee invested in zero-coupon bonds which will mature in March 2018, with a face value of US$200,000 and a discount value of 75.2%.

The Required Principal for Miss Lee to Invest:
US$200,000 x 75.2% = US$150,400

Maturity Date

The bond matured at March 2013

Yearly return = 4.86%




Risk Disclosure Statement


The above is an illustration example and only for the ease of your understanding of our products. The actual amount shall depend on the actual amount of investment involved.

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Important Notes

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