Duration

A way to measure part of the risk in a bond or bond fund. Duration tells you how long it will take to recoup your principal

duration

  1. the period of time during which something continues
  2. the property of enduring or continuing in time
  3. continuance in time

Duration

A common gauge of the price sensitivity of an asset or portfolio to a change in interest rates.
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Duration

Is computed by using zero coupon equivalencies to discount all the cash flows of a credit instrument. This statistic is a surrogate for the expected life of the security. In general, the term refers to a quantification of a bond as to its yield and price sensitivity.
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Duration

In forecasting waves, the length of time the wind blows in essentially the same direction over the FETCH (GENERATING AREA).
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Duration

A measurement of the change in the value of an instrument in response to a change in interest rates. It is the primary basis for comparing the effect of interest rate changes on prices of fixed-income instruments.
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Duration

Average time-weighted life of the payment streams from a bond taking into account the present value of each payment. Duration is a measure of interest rate sensitivity, the longer the duration, the more sensitive the price of the bond to changes in interest rates. Closely matching durations of assets to the liabilities of a pension fund aims to min...
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duration

[n] - the period of time during which something continues 2. [n] - the property of enduring or continuing in time 3. [n] - continuance in time
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Duration

The weighted average of the maturity of all the income streams, including capital repayment, from a... <a target=_blank href='http://www.finance-glossary.com/terms/duration.htm?id=12957&ginPtrCode=00000&PopupMode=false' title='Read full definition of duration'>more</a>
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Duration

The duration is a measure of the average time it takes a bondgolder to get their money (both principal and interest)....more on Duration
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Duration

How long something lasts. Duration of treatment is the length of time your treatment lasts. Duration of response to a treatment means the time between having the treatment and the cancer beginning to grow again.
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Duration

Du·ra'tion noun [ Old French duration . See Dure .] The state or quality of lasting; continuance in time; the portion of time during which anything exists. « It was proposed that the duration of Parliament should be limited.» Macaulay. « Soon shall have ...
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duration

A continuous period of time. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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duration

noun continuance in time; `the ceremony was of short duration`; `he complained about the length of time required`
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Duration

A common gauge of the price sensitivity of a fixed income asset or portfolio to a change in interest rates.
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Duration

• (n.) The state or quality of lasting; continuance in time; the portion of time during which anything exists.
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duration

(from the article `musical notation`) ...in music for a single instrument or voice; but when several staves are combined to form a score, the principle breaks down, each staff being a ... ...metre but is supremely rhythmical in conception; its `free` rhythms are felt. Whereas so much music has for its framework a regular repet...
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duration

(from the article `Bergson, Henri`) ...and physics, which overturned all my ideas. I saw, to my great astonishment, that scientific time does not endure. . . that positive science ...
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Duration

[philosophy] Duration is a theory of time and consciousness posited by the French philosopher Henri Bergson. Bergson sought to improve upon inadequacies he perceived in the philosophy of Herbert Spencer, due, he believed, to Spencer`s lack of comprehension of mechanics, which led Bergson to the conclusion that time eluded mathematics and sc...
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Duration

the number of years it will take to receive the present value of all future payments on a security to include both principal and interest.
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Duration

A limited extent of existence in time, more or less long, from a fraction of second to countless ages. H. Bergson gives it a special interpretation in regarding it as 'time perceived as indivisible', a living present; as such, duration becomes the very essence of creative change, of creative evolution and must be opposed to time as measurable. -- ....
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duration

(D) Type: Term Pronunciation: dū-rā′shŭn Definitions: 1. A continuous period of time.
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Duration

(of strong shaking) Time interval between the first and last peaks of strong ground motion above a specified amplitude.
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Duration

Is computed by using zero coupon equivalencies to discount all the cash flows of a credit instrument. This statistic is a surrogate for the expected life of the security. In general, the term refers to a quantification of a bond as to its yield and price sensitivity.
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Duration

[project management] Duration of a project`s terminal element is the number of calendar periods it takes from the time the execution of element starts to the moment it is completed. Duration should not be confused with work. E.g. it takes three days for a snail-mail letter to arrive at point B from point A, whereas the work put into mailing...
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