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Effective duration

Definition:

The duration calculated using the approximate duration formula for a bond with an embedded option, reflecting the expected change in the cash flow caused by the option. Measures the responsiveness of a bond's price - taking into account that expected cash flows will change as interest rates change due to the embedded option.

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Price value of a basis point (PVBP)

Also called the dollar value of a basis point; a measure of the change in the price of a bond if the required yield changes by one basis point.

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