The Macaulay duration indicates how much time it takes for an investor to recover the invested money in the bond through coupons and principal repayment. It measures the bond’s sensitivity to changes in interest rates. The metric factors in the weighted average number of years an investor must maintain a position in the bond, until the present value of the cash flows from the investment matches the amount paid for the bond.
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