ECONOMICS
RISK AND RETURN
Question
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reduces the effective duration of the bond.


increases the effective duration of the bond


does not change the effective duration of the bond


None of the above

Detailed explanation1: The higher a bond’s coupon, the shorter its duration, because proportionately more payment is received before final maturity. Because zero coupon bonds make no coupon payments, a zero coupon bond’s duration will be equal to its maturity.
Detailed explanation2: Duration to Worst is the duration of a bond computed using the nearest call date or maturity, whichever comes first. Effective convexity is measure of a bond’s convexity which takes into account its embedded options. Effective duration is measure of a bond’s duration which takes into account its embedded options.
Detailed explanation3: Effective duration calculates the expected price decline of a bond when interest rates rise by 1%. The value of the effective duration will always be lower than the maturity of the bond.
Detailed explanation4: Spread duration is related to spread in the corporate bond in regard to risk free rate. But effective duration which is calulated for amortized securities and bond with embedded option like call option and put option.