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pauleckler:

The time period can be adjusted to any value that is convenient; t can be 14.56 years, if that is the time left to maturity. The YTM calculation will then account for the total time to maturity.


Any YTM rate would have to be based on the most recent bond quote, as the yield changes constantly. You bring up a good point in making sure you know the time frame for the YTM quote.


Pat
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