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Inflation Specification

Selecting Tools Define Rates Inflation from the Investment Analysis dialog box menu bar opens the Inflation Specification dialog box displayed in Figure 50.8.

Figure 50.8 Inflation Specification Dialog Box
Inflation Specification Dialog Box

Name holds the name that you assign to the Inflation specification. This must be a valid SAS name.

Constant Rate holds the numeric value that you want to be the constant inflation rate. This value is used if the Inflation Rate List table editor is empty.

Inflation Rate List holds date-rate pairs where the date refers to when the particular inflation rate begins. Each date is a SAS date and the rate is a percentage between 0% and 120%.

OK returns you to the Investment Analysis dialog box. Clicking it causes the preceding inflation specification to be assumed when you use the Constant Dollar Calculation dialog box and do not specify inflation rates.

Cancel returns you to the Investment Analysis dialog box, discarding any changes that were made since this dialog box was opened.

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