par value


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Recent Examples on the Web These fallacies are believed because a bond is repaid par value (the face value) at maturity. Gene A. Grant Ii, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2023 Most corporate bonds have a par value of $1,000, while government bond par values can be much higher. Dallas News, 25 Sep. 2022 Usually the payout is equal to the par value or a higher call price. Kaitlyn Koterbski, Fortune, 19 Dec. 2022 The conversion price is the par value of a bond divided by the number of shares for which it is exchanged. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, 14 Dec. 2022 Twitter’s pre-Musk debt is actually trading close to par value, but that’s because creditors expect the company will be contractually obligated to buy it back thanks to the change in ownership. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 8 Dec. 2022 Check out Vanke’s bonds which trade at or near par value. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 29 June 2022 The daily price of bonds oscillates around the maturity value (or par value) of $1,000 per bond based on current changes in the level of interest rates. Kenneth G. Winans, Forbes, 24 June 2022 Investors are bracing for the worst, having pushed the price of the notes down to 61% of par value. Sydney Maki,, 9 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of par value was in 1797

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“Par value.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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