basis point


: one hundredth of one percent (as in the yield of an investment)

Examples of basis point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Argentina faced a country risk of nearly 2,900 basis points. Vera Bergengruen/buenos Aires, TIME, 23 May 2024 As a result, our Professional Contract services gross margin improved by about 30 basis points during the three months ended March 31, 2024, when compared with the three months ended March 31, 2023. Charlotte Observer, 15 May 2024 The benchmark 10-year yield is hovering around 3%, close to the year-to-date average, leaving the premium over German peers — a common measure of risk — near to a two-year low at 54 basis points. Craig Stirling, Fortune Europe, 9 May 2024 March data from the Top 100 U.S. Housing Markets, which FAU tracks on a monthly basis, shows that home prices in South Florida are up 15 basis points, or 0.15%, from February. Sydney Lake, Fortune, 1 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for basis point 

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of basis point was in 1962

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“Basis point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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