Technical Q&As RSS Data Download

This page provides additional information about data in the Board of Governors' statistical release on Commercial Paper. Most of the information is of a technical nature and represents answers to questions that may be of interest to a range of analysts and researchers. The page will be updated as such questions arise.

Documentation for the statistics in the Commercial Paper release is available on the About page.

Q. How are the Commercial Paper rates calculated?

Posted: 05/15/2017

The Commercial Paper rates are calculated as annual discount yields.

Q. Is average maturity for outstanding commercial paper on original maturity or remaining maturity basis?

Posted: 03/06/2015

The average maturity for outstanding commercial paper is computed on a remaining maturity basis.

Q. How is Collateralized Commercial Paper categorized on the public website?

Posted: 03/06/2015

Collateralized Commercial Paper is part of the Asset-Backed Commercial Paper category.

Q. Are Commercial Paper (CP) rates annualized?

Posted: 03/14/2013

Yes, CP rates are annualized using the convention of a 360-day year. More information about rate calculation can be found on the CP About page.

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Last Update: May 15, 2017