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Definitions of MACAULAY DURATION
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In 1938 US academic Frederick Macaulay defined this tool. A fixed-income financial instrument's approximate measure of its price volatility and interest rate-sensitivity. An interest bearing bond is an instrument example. Calculated as weighted average time left until a series of cash flows from the instrument are received. The weights are the present cash flow value divided by the instrument's price. Also refer to modified duration.
By Henry Campbell Black
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