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junk bond

noun, Finance.
1.
any corporate bond with a low rating and a high yield, often involving high risk.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80
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Examples from the web for junk bond
  • Credit crisis sends businesses into junk bond limbo.
  • It will also be good for the junk bond market as people scramble to find yield in an attempt to make ends meet.
  • junk bond mergers and acquisitions left many workers worse off as they made a few well connected executives enormously wealthy.
  • Exercise caution when considering investing in funds with junk bond portfolios.
  • Until creditors are paid the company remains at junk bond status.
British Dictionary definitions for junk bond

junk bond

noun
1.
(finance) a security that offers a high yield but often involves a high risk of default
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Slang definitions & phrases for junk bond

junk bond

noun phrase

A bond having high yield but relatively little security, used as a payment for one company by another in a corporate merger: Fed adopts ''Junk Bond'' curbs (mid-1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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