Bond Price Volatility. Chapter 4. Price Volatility Characteristics. Price Volatility of Option-Free Bond. Although the prices of all option-free bonds move in opposite direction from the change in yield required, the % price change is not the same for all bonds.
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consider the 25-year 6% bond selling at 70.357 to yield 9%
market takes convexity into account when pricing bonds
but to what extent should there be difference?Convexity
For a given yield and maturity, the lower the coupon, the greater the convexity of a bond.
For a given yield and modified duration, the lower the coupon, the smaller the convexity.Convexity