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Before you use the Bond Yield to Maturity Calculator, lets first look at a few financial terms and their meaning to ensure you are confident in the numbers you are entering and therefore happy with the Bond to Yield calculation.
Yield to Maturity (YTM) is, simply, the amount you expect to get in return when the bond is held until its maturity date. YTM is typically used for long-term bond investments though the interest rates are applied and calculated annually.
When calculating YTM, it is assumed that all interest (Coupons) are reinvested back into the bond. In financial terms, this is known as a Compound Investment, that is using the assets / money raised from the initial investment to raise additional funds. So, in simple terms, the money you earn also starts to earn money. You can read more about Compound interest and use the online Compound Interest Calculator here.
This Bond Yield to Maturity Calculator shows the Yield to Maturity and Current Yield percentages based on Current Price, Par Value, Coupon Rate and number of Years to Maturity
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|Current Value of Fund - The value of the fund today, or at the start of the plan|
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