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Is the holding you are experiencing this with a bond fund or specific bond holding?

I did experience this with bonds some back 20 or 25 years ago. I finally concluded the issue related to the normal "lot" size for bonds. By normal lot size I am saying while an individual bond might have a price of X, either at issuance or in the secondary market, it was not possible to purchase a single bond as there were sold in lots of 10 bonds. Not unlike the idea of what does an egg cost - you really can't buy a single egg -- they are sold by the dozen.
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