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# Two bonds have the following terms: Bond A Principal    \$1,000 Coupon            8% Maturity          10 years

Two bonds have the following terms:

 Bond A Principal \$1,000 Coupon 8% Maturity 10 years

 Bond B Principal \$1,000 Coupon 7.6% Maturity 10 years

Bond B has an additional feature: It may be redeemed at par after five years (i.e., it has a put feature). Both bonds were initially sold for their face amounts (i.e., \$1,000).

1. If interest rates fall to 7 percent, what will be the price of each bond?

If interest rates rise to 9 percent, what will be the decline in the price of each bond from its initial price?

c) Given your answers to questions (a) and (b), what is the trade-off implied by the put option in bond B?

d) Bond B requires the investor to forgo \$4 a year (i.e., \$40 if the bond is in existence for ten years). If interest rates are 8 percent, what is the present value of this forgone interest? If the bond had lacked the put feature but had a coupon of 7.6 percent and a term to maturity of ten years, it would sell for \$973.16 when interest rates were 8 percent. What, then, is the implied cost of the put option?

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