Enjoy interest returns that link with the market interest rate.

Invest in Floating (Variable) Rate Bonds from Citibank

A floating rate bond offers investors interest returns that link with market interest rates. When the reference market interest rate increases, the interest return may increase accordingly and vice versa.

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Illustrative Example

Investing in Floating Rate Bond
Interest Return* US$8,550
Average Interest Rate* 2.85%p.a.
The Interest Return and Average Interest Rate are calculated based on the assumptions and criteria stated in the calculation below. They are for illustrative purposes only. Hypothetical examples are not indicative of actual or future performance, and do not represent any projection of future potential returns.

Buy a 3-year Floating Rate Bond

Principal US$100,000
Bond Price 100%
Coupon Rate 6-month LIBOR** + 0.5%
Coupon payment interval Semi-annual
Prevailing 6-month LIBOR** 2.1% p.a.

Assume 6-month LIBOR** increases by 0.25% p.a. in first two 6-month periods, stays flat for the third 6-month period and decreases by 0.25% p.a. in the last two 6-month periods.

Calculation Return/Average Interest Rate
Interest Return for the first 6-month period US$100,000 x 2.6%*** x 6/12 US$1,300
Total Interest Return

(US$100,000 x 2.6% x 6/12) +

(US$100,000 x 2.85% x 6/12) +

(US$100,000 x 3.1% x 6/12) +

(US$100,000 x 3.1% x 6/12) +

(US$100,000 x 2.85% x 6/12) +

(US$100,000 x 2.6% x 6/12)

Average Interest Rate (US$8,550/US$100,000) / 3 x 100% 2.85% p.a.
  LIBOR stands for London Interbank Offer Rate.
  2.6% = 2.1% + 0.5%.
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