On this page is a bond duration calculator. It will compute the mean bond duration measured in years (the Macaulay duration), and the bond’s price sensitivity to interest rate changes (the modified duration). You can input either the market yield or yield to maturity, or the bond’s price, and the tool will compute the associated […]

# Investing

## Bond Yield to Put (YTP) Calculator

On this page is a bond yield to put calculator. It automatically calculates the annual yield earned on a puttable bond assuming you put it back to the issuer at the first possible time. Importantly, it assumes all payments and coupons are on time (no defaults). Also, find the approximate yield to put formula. Like […]

## Tax Equivalent Yield Calculator – Is it Worth Your Investment?

Here you’ll find a tax equivalent yield calculator, sometimes called a TEY calculator. When presented with investments that are free from taxation at the state, federal, and/or local level, you can use your tax rate to determine the equivalent taxable yield using this tool. Tax Equivalent Yield Calculator Current Yield to Maturity Calculator Inputs Investment […]

## Bond Yield Calculator – Compute the Current Yield

On this page is a bond yield calculator to calculate the current yield of a bond. Enter the bond’s trading price, face or par value, time to maturity, and coupon or stated interest rate to compute a current yield. The tool will also compute yield to maturity, but see the YTM calculator for a better […]

## Zero Coupon Bond Calculator – What is the Market Price?

On this page is a zero coupon bond calculator, to calculate the market price or fair value of a zero coupon bond of known time to maturity, par or face value, and interest rate. Zero Coupon Bond Calculator Zero Coupon Bond Calculator Inputs Bond Face Value/Par Value ($) – The face or par value of […]

## A Quick Market Correction, An Inverted Yield Curve, and a Corona

Last week was an interesting week. Fears of the novel coronavirus’s spread started coming to a head, and the US stock markets crumbled. As recently as Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the S&P 500 touched an all-time high of 3,393.52. On Friday, February 28, it closed at 2,954.22, down 12.9%. What Does the S&P 500’s Fall Mean? In the […]

## 2019 NASDAQ Return

The 2019 NASDAQ return was 37.89% calculated from opening and closing prices. Using a superior calculation factoring in dividend reinvestment, the NASDAQ returned 39.39% in 2019. The 2019 NASDAQ Return: Reinvest Your Dividends The above numbers assume you bought the NASDAQ index at the open on January 2nd, 2019 and sold at the close on […]

## 2019 Dow Jones Industrial Average Return

The Dow Jones Industrial Average returned 23.76% in 2019. Using a calculation including dividend reinvestment, the Dow Jones returned 25.34% in 2019. 2019 Dow Jones Industrial Average Return: Reinvest Your Dividends The numbers above match an index price purchase on open on January 2nd, 2019 and sold at close on December 31, 2019. This is […]

## 2019 S&P 500 Return

The S&P 500 Price index returned 30.43% in 2019. Using a better calculation including dividend reinvestment, the S&P 500 returned 33.07%. The 2019 S&P 500 Return: Buy, Hold and Reinvest The quoted numbers are returns all in one year (2019) – you bought the absolute open on January 2nd, 2019 and sold the closing trade […]

## Does Dollar Cost Averaging Work? How Should You Use It?

Dollar Cost Averaging is a set it and forget it investment strategy that lines up well with how your paycheck works. You’re paid on a periodic basis, and if you use DCA… you turn right around and invest on a periodic basis too. Today I’ll talk about what dollar cost averaging is, how you should […]