- CFA Exams
- CFA Exam: Level I 2021
- Study Session 15. Fixed Income (2)
- Reading 46. Understanding Fixed-Income Risk and Return
- Subject 2. Macaulay, Modified and Effective Durations

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**CFA Practice Question**

A bond with annual coupon payments has the following characteristics:

Yield to maturity: 10%

Macaulay duration: 9

B. 8.33

C. 9.78

Coupon rate: 8%

Yield to maturity: 10%

Macaulay duration: 9

The bond's modified duration is ______.

A. 8.18

B. 8.33

C. 9.78

Correct Answer: A

9/(1+0.1) = 8.18

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**User Contributed Comments**
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User |
Comment |
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haarlemmer |
annual coupon! |

tanyak |
ANNUAL STUPID COUPON! |

wink44 |
Thought we didn't need to memorize that equation for the test? |

anneki |
We can memorize one more equation. |

DonAnd |
my sentiments exactly wink44 but it is actually an easy formula. |

rvera |
I always think that we should assume a semi-annual coupon...but perhaps that is just me. |

johntan1979 |
Question stated "annual". It's a very easy formula, guys! I'm sure there's some space left in our coconuts after all those CFA curriculum and formulas :) |