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Suppose that on October 8, 2013 ACME Inc. issued 10-year coupon bonds with a face value of $1,000 and coupon payments of $100. (the coupons are paid each year on October 8, starting with the year 2014). Suppose that on October 8, 2013, ACME bonds sold for $950.

**5.** What can you say about the value of the the
yield to maturity paid by ACME bonds, without calculating it?

Suppose that in 2017 the interest rate decreases to 10%.

**6.** What events might lead to a decrease in
interest rate? List at least two such events. Explain.

**7.** What should be the price of an ACME bond
today? What should be the price of an ACME bond one year from
today?

**8.** If you buy a bond today with the intent on
selling it next year, What rate of return do you expect? What is
the current yield and the rate of capital gain?

Answer #1

Acme Inc. just issued a bond with a $10,000 face value and a
coupon rate of 7%. If the bond has a life of 30 years, pays
semi−annual coupons, and the yield to maturity is 9%, what will
the bond sell for?

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2, 2010) and both sell at a yield to maturity of 10%. Suppose their
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b. If the bonds yield to maturity changes to 9/1% APR what will be
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B: If the bond’s yield to maturity changes to 9% APR, what will
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Last year Janet purchased a $1,000 face value corporate bond
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she have earned for the past year? Do not round intermediate
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