Returns the yield of a security that has an odd (short or long) last period.
Dates should be entered by using the DATE function, or as results of other formulas or functions. For example, use =DATE(2008,5,23) for the 23rd day of May, 2008. Problems might occur if dates are entered as text.
The security's settlement date. The security settlement date is the date after the issue date when the security is traded to the buyer.
The security's maturity date. The maturity date is the date when the security expires.
The security's last coupon date.
The security's interest rate.
The security's price.
The security's redemption value per $100 face value.
The number of coupon payments per year.
The kind of day count basis to use.
Excel stores dates as sequential serial numbers so they can be used in calculations. By default, January 1, 1900 is serial number 1, and January 1, 2008 is serial number 39448 because it is 39,448 days after January 1, 1900.
The settlement date is the date a buyer purchases a coupon, such as a bond. The maturity date is the date when a coupon expires. For example, suppose that a 30-year bond is issued on January 1, 2008, and is purchased by a buyer six months later. The issue date would be January 1, 2008, the settlement date would be July 1, 2008, and the maturity date would be January 1, 2038, 30 years after the January 1, 2008, issue date.
The following date condition must be satisfied; otherwise, this function returns the #NUM! error value: maturity > settlement > last_interest
ODDLYIELD is calculated as follows:
Ai = number of accrued days for the ith, or last, quasi-coupon period within odd period counting forward from last interest date before redemption.
DCi = number of days counted in the ith, or last, quasi-coupon period as delimited by the length of the actual coupon period.
NC = number of quasi-coupon periods that fit in odd period; if this number contains a fraction it will be raised to the next whole number.
NLi = normal length in days of the ith, or last, quasi-coupon period within odd coupon period.
To make the following example easier to understand, you can copy the data to a blank sheet and then enter the function underneath the data. Do not select the row or column headings (1, 2, 3... A, B, C...) when you copy the sample data to a blank sheet.