Discount instruments

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Discount instruments are securities that are issued and traded at a discount to their face value.

Depending on the market, their prices may be quoted conventionally in the market either on a discount basis or on a yield basis.

Discount instruments quoted on a discount basis include bills of exchange and US domestic commercial paper (USCP).

Discount instruments quoted on a yield basis include sterling commercial paper (SCP) when issued at a discount.

(However, SCP may also be issued on an interest bearing basis.)

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