# knot points

knot points
The points on a yield curve for which there are observable prices for traded instruments. Rates for all maturity points between the knot points are "filled in" using any one of a variety of techniques for yield curve smoothing.
See smoothing. American Banker Glossary

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• Knot — (n[o^]t), n. [OE. knot, knotte, AS. cnotta; akin to D. knot, OHG. chnodo, chnoto, G. knoten, Icel. kn[=u]tr, Sw. knut, Dan. knude, and perh. to L. nodus. Cf. {Knout}, {Knit}.] 1. (a) A fastening together of the parts or ends of one or more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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