CFA Level 1 Exam

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Question No. 1

Ron Travis, CFA, manages a portfolio of long-term and short-term bonds. The portfolio is equally weighted

between 1-year, 2-year, 10-year, and 20-year maturities and currently has a portfolio duration equal to 7.0.
Travis is concerned that 1- and 2-year interest rates are going to increase by 100 basis points while 10- and
20-year rates decrease by 100 basis points. If his prediction is correct, Travis' measure of duration will be
ineffective at predicting interest rate risk since portfolio duration is only accurate when the:
Choose the correct option from the given list.
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