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# Adjusting the Value/Duration of a Fixed Income Portfolio using Bond Futures

Adjusting the Value of a Fixed Income Portfolio The typical formula for computing the number of bond futures contracts needed to adjust the value of a fixed income portfolio is: \[N_f\ =\ \frac{V_T\ -\ V_P}{V_f}\left(\frac{Dur_P}{Dur_f}\right)\left(yield\ \beta\right)\] where: \(N_f\): number of bond futures contracts to buy (i.e., take the long position) or sell (i.e., take the […]