basis point

basis point
A basis point is a unit of measure used in describing interest rates. One basis point is equivalent to 1/100th of a percent, or 0.01%. For example, if the prime rate increases by 50 basis points, it means that the rate has risen 0.5%.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Accounting, Bookkeeping & Finances
Category: Business Cash Flow Problems & Bankruptcy
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Tax & Deductions
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Taxes → Tax Audits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

basis point
The unit of an index. One-hundredth of a percentage point (0.01%). Basis points are used to express yield spreads or differential on bonds. For example, the difference between a loan at 7.24% and a mortgage at 7.36% is 12 basis points.
Related links

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Basis Point — Базисный пункт величина равная одной сотой процента (0,01%), используемая для отображения изменения в норме дохода финансового инструмента (ценных правительственных бумаг, процентных ставок, акций компаний). Необходимость измерения столь малых… …   Финансовый словарь

  • basis point — basis points N COUNT: usu pl In finance, a basis point is one hundredth of a per cent (.01%). [TECHNICAL] …   English dictionary

  • basis point — n. a unit equal to 1/ 100 percent: used in measuring changes in interest rates, exchange rates, etc …   English World dictionary

  • basis point — A unit of measurement for interest rates or yields that is expressed as a percentage. One hundredth of one percent. One hundred basis points equal one percent. American Banker Glossary In the bond market, the smallest measure used for quoting… …   Financial and business terms

  • Basis point — A basis point (often denoted as bp or unicode|‱; rarely, permyriad) is a unit that is equal to 1/100th of a percentage point. It is frequently used to express percentage point changes less than 1. It avoids the ambiguity between relative and… …   Wikipedia

  • Basis point — In the bond market, the smallest measure used for quoting yields is a basis point. Each percentage point of yield in bonds equals 100 basis points. Basis points also are used for interest rates. An interest rate of 5% is 50 basis points greater… …   Financial and business terms

  • basis point — (bp)    a unit of proportion equal to 0.01% or 10 4. The basis point is used in finance to measure small fluctuations in interest rates and the rates of return on investments. Prior to the introduction of the basis point, these fluctuations were… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • basis point —   Eng. Punto base   Il punto base o basis point indica l unità minima di variazione di un determinato indice o mercato preso in considerazione …   Glossario di economia e finanza

  • basis point — point One hundredth of one per cent; this unit is often used in finance when prices involve fine margins. See also tick …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • Basis Point - BPS — A unit that is equal to 1/100th of 1%, and is used to denote the change in a financial instrument. The basis point is commonly used for calculating changes in interest rates, equity indexes and the yield of a fixed income security. The… …   Investment dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”