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Excel Basics Fundamentals, Formula Techniques, and Tricks of the Trade Fundamentals The basics of spreadsheet models Fundamentals 1] Never enter the same information more than once. =B4 Fundamentals

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excel basics

Excel Basics

Fundamentals,

Formula Techniques, and

Tricks of the Trade

fundamentals

Fundamentals

The basics of spreadsheet models

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Fundamentals

1] Never enter the same information more than once.

=B4

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Fundamentals

2] Code inputs blue. When a blue input variable is changed ALL DEPENDENT values change accordingly.

=B4

=B4 ?

=E4 ?

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Fundamentals

3] Name constants.

=CPN

go to b13
Go to B13

Assign names in the name box (under the toolbar). This replaces the name B13 with PRI

Use [Insert] [Names…] [Define] to see and manage names used in the spreadsheet

In 2007 use [Formulas] [NameManager]

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Fundamentals

3] Name constants.

Principal

=CPN

=RDT

=PRI

=SDT

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Fundamentals

3] Name constants and arrays

  • Highlight
  • Enter the name
  • Shift+Ctrl+Enter

=Codes

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Fundamentals

4] Format for clarity and ease of use.

vs

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$A$1

A1

B1

$A1

$A1

A$1

B$1

$A$1

$A$1

A2

$A2

A$1

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5] Always line up repetitive formulas so they can be dragged across rows and down columns.

*Use [F4] to toggle the lock code

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Fundamentals

6] Train yourself to use shortcuts

  • Customize your toolbar
  • Alt+ codes
    • TRY Alt + I N D
in session exercise

In-Session Exercise

Bond Calculator

dates
Dates

Nov 8 is a date

Ctrl+Shift+1 and it changes to 39,758.00

formats
Formats

In B13

Ctrl+Shift+1 and it changes to 98.75

Ctrl+Shift+2 and it changes to 6:00PM

(.75 through the day)

Ctrl+Shift+3 and it changes to 7-Apr-00(Apr 7, 1900)

Ctrl+Shift+4 and it changes to $98.75

Ctrl+Shift+5 and it changes to 9875%

Ctrl+Shift+6 and it changes to 9.88E+01

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Bond Calculator
  • Compute Base Price
  • Note that when you use = and point to the Principal Excel uses the Name Principal rather than B3
  • when you use = and point to Price Excel uses the Name PRI rather than B13
functions

Functions

Using Excel Functions

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Functions
  • There are hundreds of built-in functions
  • Find them by clicking on fx
  • Most of the ones we use are under Financial
function coupdaysbs
Function: COUPDAYSBS

Use names

See each step

Description of function

Use $A$7 which will default to 0

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Bond Calculator

Note that everything is calculatedand coded black

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Functions
  • On any function click on the [fx] to open the applet.
data validation

Data Validation

Drop Down Lists

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Data Validation

B7

Set to accept inputs from B19:B21only

drop down lists in excel
Drop Down Lists in Excel
  • From B7 use Data/ Validation
    • Choose List and specify $B$19:$B$21

List

Dropdown

$B$19:$B$21

drop down lists
Drop Down Lists

The drop down forces the user to choose from a list of inputs

lookup

Lookup

Finding specific information

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Lookup

Basis for COUP functions

  • In A7=VLOOKUP(B7,Codes,2,FALSE)

Exact match only

Find the value in B7 in the 1st column of…

The array we named Codes

Get the corresponding value in column 2

=Codes

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Lookup
  • Choose a different Bond type and watch the code change.
  • vLookup
    • Looks up in the first column of an array and matches the row
  • hLookup
    • Looks up in the first row of an array and matches the column
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If

Excel conditions

if condition true false
=IF(Condition, True, False)

=IF(A7=1,"Treasury","Not a Treasury")

=IF(TEXT(RDT,"dd")="15",

"matures on the 15th",

"doesn't mature on the 15th")

Day part of SDT

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=IF(Condition, True, False)

=IF(A7=1,

IF(TEXT(B5,"dd")="15",

"",

"Treasuries mature on the 15th"),

"")

You can embed up to 7 if statements in one cell

tables

Tables

Sensitivity Analysis

data tables
Data Tables
  • Change one input in a model and calculate what various outputs would be
  • Change two inputs in a model and calculate what one output would be
table
{=Table()}

=E16

Cell where the Nominal Yield is calculated

Change the price quote (from 60 to 135)

=E17

Cell where income Yield is calculated

=E18

Cell where YTM is calculated

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{=Table()}
  • Highlight the table area
    • The first column is the list of prices
    • The top row is the list of outputs
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$B$13{=Table()}

2.Use [Data][Table]

3.Indicate that the first column in the area is to replace cell B13

4.[OK]

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{=Table()}

Test the table array by changing the input n and comparing the results with the table

graphs

Graphs

When a picture is worth a thousand words

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Graphs
  • What are you trying to communicate?
  • How do you best communicate it?
combined chart
Combined Chart

Monarch

Price of a quarter of wheat

Wage of a good mechanic

florence nightingale
Florence Nightingale

Deaths from preventable disease

Deaths from wounds

Deaths from all other causes

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Graphs
  • Chart as an xy scatter chart
  • exchange the x and y axes
    • Yield shouldbe the x axis
    • Price shouldbe the y axis
    • Use right click/source data
chart area
Chart Area

The Chart Area is the frame in which the chart is held. Set the chart font to the same as the spreadsheet and de-click autoscale

plot area
Plot Area

The Plot Area is the chart space. Highlight the grey and delete; highlight the gridlines and delete or reformat to make them less obnoxious.Expand the Plot Area to enlarge the graph within the frame

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Axes

Edit Chart Options to add Titles

Format Axes

format data series
Format Data Series

Format Data point to add label

Color nominal yield white to hide it

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Format Data Series

Change to Income Alt+Enter Yield

The label Changes as well

conditional formatting

Conditional Formatting

Font color, highlights, etc

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Prices to increment by 10

Format/ Conditional Formatting

Set negative yields to red

Now set the Coupon to 4%

Conditional Formatting
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Tricks of the Trade

One last trick

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