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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
A fixed income instrument which has a coupon rate or interest rate that varies based on a short term rate index. A floater is generally advantageous when interest rates are rising. opposite of inverse floater.
A bond whose interest rate varies with the interest rate of another debt instrument, e.g., a bond that has the interest rate of the Treasury bill +.25%.
A bond, or some other type of debt, whose coupon rate changes with market conditions (short term interest rates).