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Bond prices are sensitive to changes in interest rates, and a rise in interest rates can cause a decline in their prices.
Duration is a measure of a security's price sensitivity to changes in interest rates. Securities with longer durations are more sensitive to changes in interest rates than securities of shorter durations.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a broad measure of the economy that measures the retail value of goods and services produced in a country.
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Treasury Bond Index is part of Bloomberg Barclays Capital global family of government bonds indices. The index measures the performance of the U.S. Treasury bond market, using market capitalization weighting and a standard rule based inclusion methodology. Indexes are unmanaged and investments cannot be made in an index.
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