We see this question often and have responded periodically by updating and publishing the table to the right, which looks at 5-year, 10-year and 30-year current coupon Treasury bonds as well 10-year zero coupon Treasury bonds.

(Note: Treasury zeros are “strips” that are derived from breaking up or stripping a Treasury bond into its separate interest and principal streams, in this case a Nov. 15, 2029 interest payment from a 30-year bond issued in 2000.)

Treasury bonds offer a relatively plain vanilla way to look at the impact of interest rate changes on bonds since they don’t have early redemption options that might affect the calculation.

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