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Is there anyway to workout this IRR with pen and paper or do I need a computer?

x / y = r * 1 / 100 x / 78.81 = r * 1 / 100 x = 0.7881r and x + bond_par = (2.5 * 1) + 100 0.7881r + 100 = 102.5 r = 3.17 . Adapted from http://www.kbhscape.com/bond.htm . Of course the result is just ...
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Why are long term bonds subjected to a higher volatility, as well as higher yield than short term bonds?

The longer the time horizon, the greater the risk and the higher the volatility. There are many more dire economic and events that can occur in 10 years rather than 2 years. Specifically Interest ...
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Why isn't technical analysis used for bonds?

Technical analysis with bonds can be difficult with bonds because of the inverse relationship between price and yield. As an example, an investor might be quite happy with the price of a bond staying ...
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How to buy US saving bonds if I am not American?

If you try to open a Treasury Direct account, you will be asked to declare that you are a U.S. person according to IRS. Refer to this document for definition of U.S. person: https://www.irs.gov/...
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