CURRENT YIELD, in bonds, is the annual interest or dividend payments expressed as a percentage of the bond's current price. For bonds, where yield to maturity factors in the original purchase price, current yield is strictly a measure of the income stream.

BARBELL is a bond management strategy where maturities are clustered at extremes of the yield curve. For example, the price performance of one-year and 30-year bonds, in combination, may exceed that of a l0-year, even though the average maturity of the two strategies may be equal.

MODIFIED INTERNAL RATE OF RETURN is the rate of return which equates the initial investment with the terminal value, where the terminal value is the future value of the cash inflows compounded at the required rate of return (the opportunity cost of capital).

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