What is the duration of a bond with three years to maturity and a coupon of 6 percent paid annually if the bond sells at par? (Round your answer to 5 decimal places. (e.g., 32.16161)© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com September 20, 2018, 12:24 pm ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/business/bond-valuation/duration-of-a-3-year-bond-513171
Duration measures how sensitive the bond is to changes in the market interest rate.
The formula for duration and the calculations are in the attached word file in a clear form.
D=(C[((1+r)^(N+1)-(1+r)-R*N)/(r^2 (1+r)^N )]+ (F*N)/(1+r)^N )/P_o
Where C ...
This solution shows the calculation of duration for a 3-year bond for a bond selling at par, using the duration formula.