Macaulay Duration & Price Yield Curve

for fixed coupon bonds with 100 par value

Macaulay duration provides a good estimate of the volatility or sensitivity of the market value of a bond or portfolio of bonds to changes in interest rates. Many managers use duration to measure the "risk" of their portfolios, constructing hedges, and in weighting arbitrage trades. Move the scroll bars below for maturity, coupon, and yield, and insert the coupon frequency, to see the resulting calculation of Macaulay duration and present value.

  • Maturity (in Years):
  • Coupon:
  • Yield:
  • Payment Frequency:
  • Price:
  • Duration:
Present Value
    
Total Cash Flow
Present Value / Yield Curve
Macaulay Duration

 

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