Thirty/Three Sixty (30/360)

Definition:

Day count convention for calculating interest accrued on corporate bonds, municipal bonds, and agency bonds in the U.S. Uses 30 days in a month and 360 days in a year for calculating interest payments. Also see Day count convention.

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Bankruptcy

Inability to pay debts. In bankruptcy of a publicly owned entity, the ownership of the firm's assets is transferred from the stockholders to the bondholders.

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