Choosing a Calculator
IMPORTANT: You must have a financial calculator capable of doing date and bond calculations.
HP17bII+ (Hewitt Packard)
|Texas Instruments BA II Plus||This is acceptable if you already have one but many of its features are considered burdensome. If you have to buy a calculator, we recommend hp17bII+.|
|HP10BII||Too basic for this program|
|older HP12C model||You have to learn a calculator input method called Reverse Polish Notation (RPN). The HP12C does not have an “=” sign so in a calculator with algebraic input, you calculate 3 x 15 with the following keystrokes: 3 x 15 = . While using RPN the keystrokes you input: 3 ENTER 15 x|