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COUPPCD: Calculating the date of a coupon due immediately before settlement


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Excel 2010: Financial Functions in Depth

with Curt Frye

Video: COUPPCD: Calculating the date of a coupon due immediately before settlement

A coupon bond is a bond that pays interest before the bond matures. That interest is paid on a regular schedule and in Excel that can be either annually, which is one-time a year, semiannually for two times a year, or quarterly, which is four times a year. If you're thinking about investing in a coupon bond before its initiation date, that is the first day that the bond is available, then you can calculate the calendar date of the most recent coupon payment by using the COUPPCD function. To make that calculation, you need to know the following information.
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  1. 2m 11s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Disclaimer
      29s
  2. 28m 32s
    1. PMT: Calculating a loan payment
      3m 31s
    2. PPMT and IPMT: Calculating principal and interest per loan payment
      4m 18s
    3. CUMPRINC and CUMIPMT: Calculating cumulative principal and interest paid between periods
      4m 30s
    4. ISPMT: Calculating interest paid during a specific period
      2m 13s
    5. EFFECT and NOMINAL: Finding nominal and effective interest rates
      3m 31s
    6. ACCRINT and ACCRINTM: Calculating accrued interest for investments
      4m 15s
    7. RATE: Discovering the interest rate of an annuity
      2m 41s
    8. NPER: Calculating the number of periods in an investment
      3m 33s
  3. 19m 5s
    1. SLN: Calculating depreciation using the straight-line method
      1m 48s
    2. DB: Calculating depreciation using the declining balance method
      3m 10s
    3. DDB: Calculating depreciation using the double-declining balance method
      3m 20s
    4. SYD: Calculating depreciation for a specified period
      2m 13s
    5. VDB: Calculating declining balance depreciation for a partial period
      3m 24s
    6. AMORDEGRC: Calculating depreciation using a depreciation coefficient
      2m 27s
    7. AMORLINC: Calculating depreciation for each accounting period
      2m 43s
  4. 22m 33s
    1. FV: Calculating the future value of an investment
      2m 48s
    2. FVSCHEDULE: Calculating the future value of an investment with variable returns
      2m 21s
    3. PV: Calculating the present value of an investment
      2m 6s
    4. NPV: Calculating the net present value of an investment
      3m 17s
    5. IRR: Calculating internal rate of return
      2m 33s
    6. XNPV: Calculating net present value given irregular inputs
      2m 32s
    7. XIRR: Calculating internal rate of return for irregular cash flows
      1m 48s
    8. MIRR: Calculating internal rate of return for mixed cash flows
      2m 2s
    9. DISC: Calculating the discount rate of a security
      3m 6s
  5. 24m 12s
    1. COUPDAYBS: Calculating total days between coupon beginning and settlement
      3m 2s
    2. COUPDAYS: Calculating days in the settlement date's coupon period
      2m 48s
    3. COUPDAYSNC: Calculating days from the settlement date to the next coupon date
      3m 1s
    4. COUPNCD: Calculating the next coupon date after the settlement date
      2m 43s
    5. COUPNUM: Calculating the number of coupons between settlement and maturity
      2m 55s
    6. COUPPCD: Calculating the date of a coupon due immediately before settlement
      3m 4s
    7. DURATION: Calculating the annual duration of a security
      3m 20s
    8. MDURATION: Calculating the duration of a security using the modified Macauley method
      3m 19s
  6. 28m 43s
    1. DOLLARDE and DOLLARFR: Converting between fractional prices and decimal prices
      2m 36s
    2. INTRATE: Calculating the interest rate of a fully invested security
      2m 50s
    3. RECEIVED: Calculating the value at maturity of a fully invested security
      2m 46s
    4. PRICE: Calculating the price of a security that pays periodic interest
      3m 19s
    5. PRICEDISC: Calculating the price of a discounted security
      2m 48s
    6. PRICEMAT: Calculating the price of a security that pays interest at maturity
      1m 57s
    7. TBILLEQ: Calculating the bond-equivalent yield for a Treasury bill
      1m 50s
    8. TBILLPRICE: Calculating the price for a Treasury bill
      1m 31s
    9. TBILLYIELD: Calculating the yield of a Treasury bill
      1m 41s
    10. YIELD: Calculating the yield of a security that pays periodic interest
      2m 59s
    11. YIELDDISC: Calculating the annual yield for a discounted security
      2m 9s
    12. YIELDMAT: Calculating the annual yield of a security that pays interest at maturity
      2m 17s
  7. 12m 1s
    1. ODDFPRICE: Calculating the price of a security with an odd first period
      3m 17s
    2. ODDFYIELD: Calculating the yield of a security with an odd first period
      3m 3s
    3. ODDLPRICE: Calculating the price of a security with an odd last period
      2m 44s
    4. ODDLYIELD: Calculating the yield of a security with an odd last period
      2m 57s
  8. 1m 5s
    1. Additional resources
      1m 5s

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Excel 2010: Financial Functions in Depth
2h 18m Intermediate Jun 28, 2011

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In this course, author Curt Frye shows how to perform a wide range of financial calculations quickly and easily using the many financial functions found in Excel 2010. The course details dozens of functions for evaluating cash flows; calculating depreciation; determining rates of return, bond coupon dates, and security durations; and more.

Topics include:
  • Analyzing loans, payments, and interest
  • Discovering the interest rate of an annuity
  • Determining depreciation using the straight line, declining balance, double-declining balance, and other methods
  • Calculating the future value of an investment with variable returns
  • Finding the discount rate of a security
  • Converting between fractional prices and decimal prices
  • Determining the yield of securities that pay interest periodically
Subjects:
Business Finance
Software:
Excel Office
Author:
Curt Frye

COUPPCD: Calculating the date of a coupon due immediately before settlement

A coupon bond is a bond that pays interest before the bond matures. That interest is paid on a regular schedule and in Excel that can be either annually, which is one-time a year, semiannually for two times a year, or quarterly, which is four times a year. If you're thinking about investing in a coupon bond before its initiation date, that is the first day that the bond is available, then you can calculate the calendar date of the most recent coupon payment by using the COUPPCD function. To make that calculation, you need to know the following information.

The first is the settlement date and that is the date that you take possession of the bond. Then next you have the maturity date and that is the date that the bond investment ends and you'll receive your final coupon payment and any other money due to you. Then you have the coupon frequency and again that can be annual, which once a year, semiannual which is twice, and quarterly which is four times a year and then basis. Basis is the way that you calculate the number of days in a month and a year.

In North America, the standard is to assume the 30 day month, which means a 360 day year. That would be option 0 and that's the default if you leave this argument blank. In this case, I'm going to use the actual days. That is option 1, and actual counts as the name indicates the actual number of days in a month. So for example, January would have 31 and in a regular year, February 28 and then in a leap year February would have 29 days. So, with that information we can create our function. So, I will click in cell C9, type an equal sign, and then the function again is COUPPCD for coupon previous coupon date, then a left parenthesis, and start filling in the arguments.

Settlement is the settlement date that's in C3, maturity is the maturity date that's in C4, then coupon frequency is in C5 and then the basis is in C6. Type a right parenthesis. Make sure all our references look good. They do and press Enter. So, based on a settlement date of September 13, 2011, we see that the previous coupon date would have been December 31 of 2010 and the reason that occurs is because the coupon frequency is 1 or annual and the maturity date, which marks the end of the year of a bond investment, is December 31.

Now if I change the coupon frequency to 2 for semiannual and press Enter, we see that the previous coupon date changes to June 30th. And if I were to change the frequency to 4, then nothing should change because the previous coupon date would have been June 30th. But if we change the settlement date to 10/13, a date in quarter four and press Enter, then the previous coupon would've been paid in September of 2011. When you own a coupon bond, you will receive a payment every time a coupon comes due.

If you'd like to know when the most recent coupon payment occurred, you can use the COUPPCD function.

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