The Excel Tbilleq function calculates the bond-equivalent yield for a Treasury Bill.
The syntax of the function is:
Where the arguments are as follows:
|settlement||-||The settlement date of the treasury bill (i.e. the date that the bill is purchased).|
|maturity||-||The maturity date of the treasury bill (must be greater than, and within one year of, the settlement date).|
|discount||-||The treasury bill's percentage discount rate.|
Note that the date arguments should be entered into the function as either:
Warning: If you attempt to supply Excel functions with dates in a text form, these can be interpreted differently, depending on the date system and date interpretation settings on your computer.
|3||=TBILLEQ( B1, B2, 2.5% )|
The above Tbilleq function returns the value 0.025612238, (i.e. 2.56%).
Note that, in the above example:
See the Microsoft Office website for further information and examples of the Excel Tbilleq function.
If you get an error from the Excel Tbilleq function, this is likely to be one of the following: