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The duration, expressed in number of years, is a risk measure of the value of principal when the interest rate change. For example when the interest rate rises, the price of bond falls, making it risky for holding which will make the duration a bigger number. When the interest rate falls, the bond price rises and the duration become small in number of year.

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