Monroe Trader II Bond Calculator

Monroe Trader II Bond Calculator

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Monroe Systems for Business, Inc. manufactured this model 3180 Trader II desktop bond calculator beginning in 1989. The grey unit has a small screen and a keyboard with dedicated keys to compute municipal, corporate, and federal bond yields over time, as well perform computations such as after tax income calculations, production analysis, and volatility measures.
The bond calculator sat on Bill Gross’s desk at Pacific Investment Management (PIMCO) during the 1990s and 2000s. Gross served as one of the founders of PIMCO when it was incorporated in 1971, and went on to manage some of the largest hedge funds in the United States as PIMCO grew to manage over 1 trillion dollars in assets by 2014. Gross was nicknamed the “Bond King” for his success in using unconventional bonds to diversify portfolios. By maximizing a bonds “carry” (bonds that are priced lower than safer bonds due to risk levels) Gross maximized profits by identifying bonds whose carry was disproportionate to the risks.
Object Name
bond calculator
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
grey (overall color)
overall: 4 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in; 11.43 cm x 28.575 cm x 24.13 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of PIMCO Investments LLC through William H. Gross
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