# basis point

- A unit of measurement for interest rates or yields that is expressed as a percentage. One-hundredth of one percent. One hundred basis points equal one percent.
__American Banker Glossary__————In the bond market, the smallest measure used for quoting yields is a basis point. Each percentage point of yield in bonds equals 100 basis points. Basis points also are used for interest rates. An interest rate of 5% is 50 basis points higher than an interest rate of 4.5%. Sometimes referred to as BPS, BIPS, and pronounced " Bips"————One-hundredth (.01) of a full index point.__Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary__————One hundredth of one percent (0.01%).__Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary__————**basis point ( bp)**1% of 1%.__Exchange Handbook Glossary__————A hundredth of one per cent (0.01 per cent).————( bp)A change in the interest rate of 1/100 of 1%. Therefore, one basis point (1 bp) is equivalent to 0.01%.__LIFFE__* * *

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One hundredth of a percentage point, or 0.01, the standard market measure for interest rates and bond yields.* * *

**basis point**__UK____US____noun__[__C__]**►**__FINANCE__,__ECONOMICS__used in relation to interest rates to mean one-hundredth of one percent: »This Treasury note yielded 6.60% this morning, down four basis points from last week.

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**basis point**— A basis point is a unit of measure used in describing interest rates. One basis point is equivalent to 1/100th of a percent, or 0.01%. For example, if the prime rate increases by 50 basis points, it means that the rate has risen 0.5%. Category:… … Law dictionary**Basis Point**— Базисный пункт величина равная одной сотой процента (0,01%), используемая для отображения изменения в норме дохода финансового инструмента (ценных правительственных бумаг, процентных ставок, акций компаний). Необходимость измерения столь малых… … Финансовый словарь**basis point**— basis points N COUNT: usu pl In finance, a basis point is one hundredth of a per cent (.01%). [TECHNICAL] … English dictionary**basis point**— n. a unit equal to 1/ 100 percent: used in measuring changes in interest rates, exchange rates, etc … English World dictionary**Basis point**— A basis point (often denoted as bp or unicode|‱; rarely, permyriad) is a unit that is equal to 1/100th of a percentage point. It is frequently used to express percentage point changes less than 1. It avoids the ambiguity between relative and… … Wikipedia**Basis point**— In the bond market, the smallest measure used for quoting yields is a basis point. Each percentage point of yield in bonds equals 100 basis points. Basis points also are used for interest rates. An interest rate of 5% is 50 basis points greater… … Financial and business terms**basis point**— (bp) a unit of proportion equal to 0.01% or 10 4. The basis point is used in finance to measure small fluctuations in interest rates and the rates of return on investments. Prior to the introduction of the basis point, these fluctuations were… … Dictionary of units of measurement**basis point**— Eng. Punto base Il punto base o basis point indica l unità minima di variazione di un determinato indice o mercato preso in considerazione … Glossario di economia e finanza**basis point**— point One hundredth of one per cent; this unit is often used in finance when prices involve fine margins. See also tick … Big dictionary of business and management**Basis point**— A one one hundredth of one percent (i.e., 0.01%), used to express interest rates and bond yield differentials (7.500/o 7.15% = 0.35% or 35 basis points). It is a measure of the difference between a base rate and another rate. The points are one … International financial encyclopaedia