Question

The following is a list of prices for zero-coupon bonds of various maturities.

**a.** Calculate the yield to maturity for a bond
with a maturity of (i) one year; (ii) two years; (iii) three years;
(iv) four years. **(Do not round intermediate
calculations.** **Round your answers to two decimal
places.)**

**b.** Calculate the forward rate for (i) the
second year; (ii) the third year; (iii) the fourth year.
**(Do not round intermediate calculations.**
**Round your answers to two decimal places.)**

Maturity (years) | Price of Bond | ||

1 | $ | 935.90 | |

2 | 906.47 | ||

3 | 837.12 | ||

4 | 775.39 | ||

Answer #1

Both the parts are done in the excel itself with solution and formulaes

For calculating YTM on a financial calculator

Say for bond with a maturity of 3 years

Put N= 3

PV as given = **-**$837.12

PMT = 0

FV = 1000

Get I/Y as 6.11%

And formula for calculating Forward rates is similar to the one given in the excel sheet

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