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 than an interest rate of 4.5%.

When it is said "The Fed is raising Interest Rates 25 basis points", this means (in everyday english) interest rates are being raised 0.25%

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