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# WorksheetFunction.OddLYield Method

Office 2007
Returns the yield of a security that has an odd (short or long) last period.

Syntax

expression.OddLYield(Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, Arg4, Arg5, Arg6, Arg7, Arg8)

expression   A variable that represents a WorksheetFunction object.

Parameters

NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
Arg1RequiredVariantSettlement - the security's settlement date. The security settlement date is the date after the issue date when the security is traded to the buyer.
Arg2RequiredVariantMaturity - the security's maturity date. The maturity date is the date when the security expires.
Arg3RequiredVariantLast_interest - the security's last coupon date.
Arg4RequiredVariantRate - the security's interest rate.
Arg5RequiredVariantPr - the security's price.
Arg6RequiredVariantRedemption - the security's redemption value per \$100 face value.
Arg7RequiredVariantFrequency - the number of coupon payments per year. For annual payments, frequency = 1; for semiannual, frequency = 2; for quarterly, frequency = 4.
Arg8OptionalVariantBasis - the type of day count basis to use.

Return Value
Double

Remarks

Important   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 can occur if dates are entered as text.

BasisDay count basis
0 or omittedUS (NASD) 30/360
1Actual/actual
2Actual/360
3Actual/365
4European 30/360
• Microsoft 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. Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh uses a different date system as its default.
• 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 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, which is 30 years after the January 1, 2008, issue date.
• Settlement, maturity, last_interest, and basis are truncated to integers.
• If settlement, maturity, or last_interest is not a valid date, ODDLYIELD returns the #VALUE! error value.
• If rate < 0 or if pr ≤ 0, ODDLYIELD returns the #NUM! error value.
• If basis < 0 or if basis > 4, ODDLYIELD returns the #NUM! error value.
• The following date condition must be satisfied; otherwise, ODDLYIELD returns the #NUM! error value:

maturity > settlement > last_interest

• ODDLYIELD is calculated as follows:

where:

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.