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Bonds that do not pay interest periodically. Instead these bonds are purchased at a discount and held to maturity, when all compounded interest is paid and the bondholder collects the face value of the bond. Under U.S. tax laws, the imputed interest rate is still taxable as income, although there is no actual cash flow before maturity.
A certificate of deposit that pays interest only upon maturity.
A stock trade at a price that is equal to the preceding trade but lower than the last different price.
A stock trade at a price that is equal to the preceding trade but higher than the last different price.
See Zero-Coupon Bonds.