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Hi,

Does the following sentence make sense to you? If not, how can I improve it? I am not sure about the ‘the same as’ phrase.

“If the duration ratio of the portfolio has fallen below 1, then to keep the proportion of the investments in the portfolio constant, we need to reduce the investments by the percentage the same as the decline in the duration ratio.”

I am trying to say that if the duration ratio falls by X% below 1, the investments in the portfolio should also be trimmed down by X%

Thanks,

MG.
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Hi,

Does the following sentence make sense to you? If not, how can I improve it? I am not sure about the ‘the same as’ phrase.



“If the duration ratio of the portfolio has fallen below 1, then to keep the proportion of the investments in the portfolio constant, we need to reduce the investments by the percentage the same as the decline in the duration ratio.”



I am trying to say that if the duration ratio falls by X% below 1, the investments in the portfolio should also be trimmed down by X%

I don't really understand these terms, but I suggest this sentnce structure.

“If the duration ratio of the portfolio has fallen below 1, then to keep the proportion of the investments in the portfolio constant we need to reduce the investments by the same percentage as the percentage decline in the duration ratio.”

Best wishes, Clive
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I would recommend:

" ... by the same percentage as the decline in the duration ratio."

The general pattern is: "the same X as Y."

John enjoys the same food as Jane.
Butter is not the same thing as margarine.
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"by the same percentage as the percentage decline in the duration ratio."

I agree, Clive. The math has to make sense, as well as the English. Emotion: smile
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