Above Par

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Definition: Above Par

Above Par

Quick Summary of Above Par

Having a current price above face value. This would generally be the case if the coupon paid on the bond exceeds the discount rate applicable, or if market interest rates fall after the bond is bought. If the bondholder had bought at a price above par, then he/she will suffer a capital loss upon maturity since the bond will only be redeemed at face value.

Examples of Above Par in a sentence

You should always try and shoot for being above par so that you know you made something for your time.

In the current market, if my stock portfolio closes above par I will consider this year to be a success.

Since the interest rates had decreased from issuance, the bond was now above par as the coupon rate was higher.

Related Phrases

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Above Par are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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