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You're right. HPR is exactly what I want to calculate, not YTM.

You're also right about "trade-date" versus "settlement-date". That's a difference I ignore in my calculations. If my typical holding-period were mere months instead of many years, I'd have to be more careful. But a one-time error of three days, versus a holding period of fifteen plus years, won't much matter.

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